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Dignity PLC (DTY.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Peter Hindley

Mike McCollum

50 2009 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Steve Whittern

2009 Finance Director, Executive Director

Richard Portman

2019 Corporate Services Director, Executive Director

Steve Gant

2003 Crematoria Director

Andrew Judd

Director of Funeral Operations

Alan Lathbury

Business Development Director

Paul Turner

2018 Transformation Director

Steve Wallis

Commercial Director

Tim George

2018 Company Secretary

James Wilson

2019 Non-Executive Director

Jane Ashcroft

2012 Non-Executive Independent Director

David Blackwood

2019 Interim Chairman of the Board

Mary McNamara

2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Richard Oldworth

2019 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Peter Hindley

Mr. Peter T. Hindley is no longer Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Dignity Plc., effective 13 June 2019. Mr. Peter has extensive experience of the industry having been appointed Chief Executive of Plantsbrook Group plc in 1991. He subsequently led a leveraged buy out of Dignity in 2002. The Company was then floated on the Stock Exchange in 2004. Peter became Non-Executive Chairman in January 2009. Before entering the funeral service industry, Peter held a number of senior positions in retailing. Peter was appointed Chairman of the Steering Committee of the French funerals group OGF, SA in January 2014.

Mike McCollum

Mr. Mike K. McCollum is Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of Dignity Plc. Mr. Mike joined Dignity’s former parent, SCI, in 1995 from KPMG Corporate Finance in London. As Finance Director he was part of the management team that guided the Group through the leveraged buy out in 2002 and IPO in 2004. He was appointed Chief Executive in 2009. He is a solicitor and also holds an MBA from Warwick University.

Steve Whittern

Mr. Steve L. Whittern is Finance Director, Executive Director of Dignity Plc. Mr. Steve joined the Group in 1999 from KPMG. He was appointed Finance Director at the beginning of 2009, having spent the previous two years as Financial Controller, being responsible for the Group’s finance function. Steve has led the three refinancings and Returns of Cash since 2010, and the debt and equity funding for the yew Acquisition in 2013. Steve is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and holds a mathematics degree from Warwick University.

Richard Portman

Mr. Richard Portman, FCA, is Corporate Services Director, Executive Director of Dignity Plc. Mr. Richard joined SCI from HSBC to be Chief Accountant in 1999. Following the IPO, Richard was appointed as Company Secretary and became Corporate Services Director in 2006. Richard is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, holds a geography degree from the University of Birmingham, is a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute and is a Member of the Investor Relations Society. He is also one of the Trustees of the Dignity Welfare Trust.

Steve Gant

Mr. Steve Gant serves as Crematoria Director of the Company. Mr. Steve joined what is now Dignity in 1988. His key area of responsibility is The Crematorium and Memorial Group. He began his career in the crematoria industry in 1983 and assumed management of the Crematoria division in 2003. Steve currently sits on the Executive for the Federation of Burial and Cremation Authorities and is part of the National Cremation Working Group for the Ministry of Justice, consulting on the revision and update of the Cremation Acts.

Andrew Judd

Mr. Andrew Judd serves as Director of Funeral Operations of the Company. Mr. Andrew joined what is now Dignity in 1996. He is responsible for all aspects of the Group’s day-to-day provision of funeral services through a nationwide network of employees, funeral locations and associated facilities. Andrew has progressed through a variety of roles within both the Co-operative Group and independent sectors. He holds a degree from Wolverhampton University in Economics and Business and holds additional professional qualifications in both Funeral Service Management and Funeral Directing. He has held office in both the British Institute of Funeral Directors and National Association of Funeral Directors. He is President of the National Association of Funeral Directors, Western Counties Area Federation

Alan Lathbury

Mr. Alan Lathbury serves as Business Development Director of the Company. Mr. Alan joined what is now Dignity in 1999. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and holds an MBA in Business and Finance. His principle areas of responsibility are Business Development of Crematoria, through acquisition of existing crematoria, building of new greenfield location crematoria and through partnerships with local authorities to manage existing bereavement services.

Paul Turner

Mr. Paul Turner serves as Transformation Director of the Company. Mr. Paul joined Dignity in 2018. He is responsible for delivering the Transformation Plan which involves understanding the relationship between price, service and volume to develop a broader proposition for customers across a number of market segments, developing a streamlined network and central operating model that can consistently deliver efficiently at lower-cost. Paul has led major change projects in a number of branch-based service industries including pubs, restaurants and builders merchants, and is also responsible for IT within Dignity. Paul graduated from the University of Stirling in Accounting and French Language, and is a Chartered Management Accountant.

Steve Wallis

Mr. Steve Wallis serves as Commercial Director of the Company. Mr. Steve joined what is now Dignity in 1996. His key areas of responsibility include Group digital, pricing and proposition, marketing and external affairs. Steve is also responsible for the Group’s pre-need business and contact centre operations. Steve is a Fellow of the Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing.

Tim George

Mr. Tim George serves as Company Secretary of the Company. Tim was appointed Company Secretary in December 2018 and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators.

James Wilson

Mr. James Wilson is Non-Executive Director of the Company. He has also been appointed as a member of the Nomination Committee. James is a partner at Phoenix Asset Management Partners Ltd ('Phoenix') and manages The Huginn Fund. James joined Phoenix in 2013. Before Phoenix, James spent three years at Aviva Investors in the Pan-European equity team. James holds a masters degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Durham and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. James is a Non-Executive Director of Hornby Plc.

Jane Ashcroft

Ms. Jane Ashcroft is Non-Executive Independent Director of Dignity plc. Ms. Jane is Chief Executive of Anchor Hanover, England’s largest provider of housing and care for older people and held a number of senior positions since joining them in 1999 before appointment to her current role in 2010. She is a Board member and vice- Chair of the National Housing Federation, and a founding member and vice-Chair of the Associated Retirement Community Operators. A graduate of Stirling University, she is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators, a Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, a Trustee of The Silver Line charity and was awarded a CBE in the 2014 New year’s honours list.

David Blackwood

Mr. David C. Blackwood is re designated as Interim Chairman of the Board of the Company effective 13 June 2019. Mr. David is a Non-Executive Director and Audit Chair of Scapa Group plc and a Non-Executive Director of Stobart Group Limited and has previously served as a member of the Cabinet Office Audit and Risk Committee and the Board for Actuarial Standards. He was Chief Financial Officer of Synthomer plc for seven years, stepping down in 2015, prior to which he held a number of senior roles with ICI plc. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a Fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers. David became Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Dignity on 31 January 2018.

Mary McNamara

Ms. Mary Jane McNamara is Non-Executive Independent Director of Dignity plc. Ms. Mary McNamara is a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of One Savings Bank plc. She is also Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of Motorpoint Group plc. Previously she was the Chief Executive of the Commercial Division for Close Brothers Bank. Prior to this Mary worked for GE for 17 years with leadership roles across the Consumer and Commercial Finance business.

Richard Oldworth