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Equiniti Group PLC (EQN.L)

EQN.L on London Stock Exchange

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Philip Yea

62 2017 Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Guy Wakeley

47 2014 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

John Stier

51 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Paul Matthews

Investment Solutions Division – CEO EQ Boardroom

Liam McGrath

2016 Group COO - Intelligent Solutions Division and CEO - EQ Digital

Thera Prins

2016 Investment Solutions Division – CEO EQ Invest

Ric Williams

2015 Pension Solutions Division – CEO EQ Paymaster

Adam Green

2015 Chief Risk Officer

Mark Churley

2017 Group Business Development Director

Mark Taylor

2016 Chief Customer Officer

Kathy Cong

2016 Company Secretary

Alison Burns

54 2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Sally-Ann Hibberd

59 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Timothy Miller

60 2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

Darren Pope

52 2018 Senior Non-Executive Independent Director

Frances Gibbons

2018 Head of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Philip Yea

Mr. Philip E. Yea is Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. He joined the Board as a non-executive Director and Chairman Designate on 3 July 2017 and succeeded Kevin Beeston as Chairman in September 2017. Philip has considerable executive experience in both the quoted and private equity sectors, having been chief executive of 3i Group plc from 2004 to 2009. He is a former finance director of Diageo plc and, as finance director of Guinness PLC, was closely involved in the creation of Diageo through Guinness's merger with GrandMet in 1997. Philip has been Chairman of Greene King plc since May 2016. He is senior independent director at Computacenter PLC (where he will stand down from in April 2018), a non-executive director of Aberdeen Asian Smaller Companies Investment Trust plc and Marshall of Cambridge (Holdings) Ltd and also an independent director and trustee of the Francis Crick Institute.

Guy Wakeley

Mr. Guy Wakeley is Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of the company. Guy holds an MA in Engineering Science from the University of Cambridge and a PhD in applications of artificial intelligence to engineering design. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, an FCA Approved Person and a commercial pilot and flight instructor and examiner. Previously Guy was Chief Executive of Morrison plc for five years and has held divisional leadership positions with Amey, The Berkeley Group, General Electric and Rolls-Royce. Guy is a non-executive Director of HgCapital Trust plc and a member of the CBI’s Public Services Strategy Board.

John Stier

Mr. John R. Stier is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of the company. John is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and has a background in corporate finance. He was the Chief Financial Officer of Northgate Information Solutions Ltd (NIS) for over ten years. NIS was a FTSE 250 organisation until 2007, when the business was acquired by KKR, the US private equity firm. Prior to this, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Subterra Ltd, a subsidiary of Thames Water Plc.

Paul Matthews

Mr. Paul Matthews is Investment Solutions Division – CEO EQ Boardroom of the Company. Paul joined Equiniti in 2011 as Managing Director, Corporate Markets. Paul is responsible for working with the UK’s leading businesses to deliver successful transactions, including IPOs and corporate actions, for a client base covering circa 50% of the FTSE 100 and circa 40% of the FTSE 250. Paul’s stock market experience spans 30 years and he currently leads Equiniti’s partnership with the Global Share Alliance. Prior to joining Equiniti, Paul was a Managing Director at the investment bank JP Morgan Cazenove, where he had a successful career spanning over 25 years.

Liam McGrath

Mr. Liam McGrath is Group COO - Intelligent Solutions Division and CEO - EQ Digital of the Company. Liam started with Equiniti as Managing Director, Group Operations in May 2014. He joined Equiniti from Chaucer Insurance plc, where he was the UK Division Operations Director responsible for all underwriting and claims operations, as well as facilities. Prior to this, he worked for the Royal Bank of Scotland Group running a number of large operational areas, including mortgages, credit cards, loans and overdrafts. Liam has also worked in senior roles in GE Consumer Finance, Royal and Sun Alliance Insurance and Vodafone, driving large scale operational change and improvement.

Thera Prins

Ms. Thera Prins is Investment Solutions Division – CEO EQ Invest of the Company. Thera joined Equiniti at the end of 2016 to lead the Consumer Investment and International Payments division; EQ Invest. Prior to joining Equiniti, Thera spent 20 years in Retail Financial Services working for Visa Europe, Barclays and Lloyds Group where she specialised in customer services, and new product development solutions. During her career she has held strategy, business performance improvement, change delivery, customer service and new product delivery roles.

Ric Williams

Mr. Ric Williams is Pension Solutions Division – CEO EQ Paymaster of the Company. Ric joined Equiniti in April 2013 as the Finance Director for Equiniti Pension Solutions before becoming the Acting Managing Director, Pension Solutions in January 2015. He is now CEO of EQ Paymaster. Prior to joining Equiniti, Ric spent over 20 years with Deloitte and Arthur Andersen becoming a partner in 1999. He was Head of the Deloitte’s UK Telecoms industry practice and led over 25 IPOs including those of Virgin Mobile, Entertainment One and Telecity.

Adam Green

Mr. Adam Green is Chief Risk Officer of the Company. Adam joined Equiniti as Chief Risk Officer in 2015, working as part of the Executive Leadership Team. He has a wide range of experience in financial services, risk management, regulation and business change. Adam was previously interim head of UK Compliance for BUPA and prior to that managed a core transition work stream at the Financial Services Authority, as it established the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulatory Authority. He has also worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers helping boards, management teams and change programmes to deliver complex risk and regulatory requirements, which followed his time as a major groups regulator at the Financial Services Authority.

Mark Churley

Mr. Mark Churley is Group Business Development Director of the Company. Mark Churley joined Equiniti in August 2017 as Group Business Development Director. Mark is responsible for growth across Equiniti’s core markets, both in the UK and overseas, through new business origination and from our established strategic accounts. Mark joined Equiniti from NCR Corporation, a global software, services and hardware company. As Enterprise Software and Strategic Accounts Director, he led new business development in the financial services sector. Prior to this, Mark was Head of Group Business Development with Talaris, a former De La Rue company, where he built global sales capabilities and grew revenue. Over the last 20 years, he held senior positions with companies including De La Rue and Lucent.

Mark Taylor

Mr. Mark Taylor is Chief Customer Officer of the Company. Mark joined Equiniti in 2009 and has over 30 years’ experience in the retail financial services industry. He has responsibility for direct to consumer marketing and digital strategy across the Group. He has a track record of new business start-ups and product development in the “direct” market place. Previously a Director at Virgin Money, he was responsible for growing Virgin’s savings, investments and pensions business and the launch of Virgin’s Climate Change Fund. Mark was also a Director of Egg Investments, where he launched the UK’s first fully automated on-line fund trading platform. He was a founding partner in Clearwell Ltd, an online personal finance software business, prior to its sale to a national IFA network. Mark also held a number of senior roles in other leading companies such as Fidelity and Charles Schwab and has worked both in the USA and mainland Europe.

Kathy Cong

Ms. Kathy Cong is Company Secretary of the Company. Prior to joining Equiniti, Kathy worked for a FTSE 250 specialist banking group, Investec plc, for over 13 years, to ensure appropriate governance systems were established and maintained, particularly in relation to Directors’ duties, relevant regulatory requirements and related party transactions, including FCA regulated firms. Kathy is an active industry contributor, having held the position of the Secretary of the Association of Women Chartered Secretaries and the London Money Market Association. She has a BA (Hons) in Law and is an ICSA professional.

Alison Burns

Ms. Alison Burns is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Alison has held executive and non-executive roles within Aviva plc, including the position of CEO of Aviva Ireland. She has extensive financial services experience, gained in senior roles with Santander, Bupa, Lloyds TSB and AXA UK, and brings strong leadership and executive management experience within the insurance sector. Alison is a non-executive Director of Hastings plc where she is a member of their remuneration and risk committees.

Sally-Ann Hibberd

Ms. Sally-Ann Hibberd has been appointed as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Sally-Ann has a broad background in financial services and technology. She previously served as COO of the International division and latterly as Group Operations and Technology Director of Willis Group, and held a number of senior executive roles at Lloyds TSB. Sally-Ann is a non-executive Director of Shawbrook Bank Ltd, a non-executive member of the governing body of Loughborough University and an advisory board member of OEE Consulting.

Timothy Miller

Dr. Timothy John Miller is Non-Executive Independent Director of the company. He has extensive experience as a board level executive across a range of sectors. During his 14 years at Standard Chartered Bank, he held a number of director level positions with global responsibility for areas including human resources, compliance, audit, assurance, financial crime and legal. Tim is currently non-executive Director of Otis Gold Corporation, a Toronto Stock Exchange Listed company. Recently he has been appointed as Chairman of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Tim is also a non-executive Director of Equiniti Financial Services Limited, the Group’s most significant FCA regulated entity.

Darren Pope

Mr. Darren Pope is Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He Darren is a qualified accountant with over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, the majority of which has been spent in retail financial services. Most recently Darren served as CFO of TSB Bank plc, having led the initial stages of its separation from Lloyds Banking Group. He has held a number of other senior positions at Lloyds Banking Group, Cheltenham & Gloucester plc, Egg plc and Prudential plc. Darren is Audit Chair and a non-executive Director of Virgin Money Holdings (UK) plc and a director of the subsidiary Virgin Bank.

Frances Gibbons