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Essentra PLC (ESNT.L)

ESNT.L on London Stock Exchange

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10 Jul 2020
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Paul Lester

69 2016 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Paul Forman

2017 Chief Executive, Executive Director

Lily Liu

2018 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Richard Cammish

2017 Chief Information Officer

Jonathan Green

2005 General Counsel, Company Secretary

Scott Fawcett

2015 Managing Director - Component Solutions

Oshin Cassidy

2019 Group Human Resources Director

Kathrina FitzGerald

2018 Strategy and Commercial Director

Nick Pennell

2017 Group Operations Director

Iain Percival

2017 Managing Director - Essentra Packaging

Kamal Taneja

2017 Managing Director - Essentra Filters

Tommy Breen

2018 Senior Independent Director

Nicki Demby

2019 Non-Executive Independent Director

Mary Reilly

65 2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Lorraine Trainer

2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Ralf Wunderlich

53 2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Paul Lester

Mr. Paul J. Lester serves as Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Paul brings a wealth of experience to Essentra gained in increasingly senior operational and strategic executive roles alongside serving on a number of Boards in an non-executive director capacity for more than 20 years. Paul continues to use his experience to oversee the development of Essentra’s strategy and the effectiveness of its operations.

Paul Forman

Mr. Paul Forman serves as Chief Executive, Executive Director of the Company. As Chief Executive Paul combines strong commercial and operational leadership with a detailed understanding of company rationalisation, as well as growth through acquisition, development and delivery of a clear vision and corporate strategy. Prior to joining Essentra, Paul was Group Chief Executive of Coats Group plc – the world’s leading industrial thread manufacturer – for seven years. Previously Paul held a number of increasingly senior operational and strategic positions at a variety of companies, and has a proven track record of international manufacturing experience at the highest level.

Lily Liu

Ms. Lily Liu serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of the Company. Lily brings considerable corporate finance and accounting experience to the Board gained working within the manufacturing and engineering sectors for nearly 20 years. Lily began her career with a Chinese investment firm before emigrating to Australia to complete an MBA. She has worked across three continents (Asia, Europe and Australia).

Richard Cammish

Mr. Richard Cammish serves as Chief Information Officer of the Company. Richard Cammish joined Essentra as Chief Information Officer in June 2017. Prior to this he was Group Chief Information Officer for Coats plc. During his career, Richard has gained extensive IT, digital and international experience in organisations including Heineken, Cadbury, British American Tobacco and Mars. He has also worked for a leading management consultancy and in a technology start-up business.

Jonathan Green

Mr. Jonathan Green serves as General Counsel, Company Secretary of the Company. Jon Green joined Essentra in 2005, and was appointed Company Secretary and General Counsel in July 2005. Prior to joining Essentra, Jon worked as an in-house lawyer for a number of large international businesses, including Hays plc and Unilever plc. Jon is a qualified solicitor.

Scott Fawcett

Mr. Scott Fawcett serves as Managing Director - Component Solutions of the Company. Scott Fawcett joined Essentra in 2010 as Managing Director of the European Components business, and was appointed divisional Managing Director in January 2014. Prior to joining Essentra, Scott was Head of eCommerce at Electrocomponents plc, where he held a variety of increasingly senior sales, marketing and eCommerce positions during his 17-year career there.

Oshin Cassidy

Ms. Oshin Cassidy serves as Group Human Resources Director of the Company. Oshin Cassidy joined Essentra as Group Human Resources Director in January 2019. Prior to joining Essentra, Oshin was Group Human Resources Director at Imagination Technologies, and has extensive human resources experience having previously held senior roles at global organisations including Securitas, ComfortDelGro, Centrica and QinetiQ.

Kathrina FitzGerald

Ms. Kathrina FitzGerald serves as Strategy and Commercial Director of the Company. Kathrina FitzGerald was appointed as Strategy and Commercial Director in January 2018. Prior to joining Essentra, Kathrina worked with DMGT plc – a portfolio of information and media businesses – where she held a number of increasingly senior roles during her ten-year tenure, including Business Development Director, Managing Director of DMGT International and Director of Strategy and Development. Kathrina started her career at JP Morgan, where she spent seven years in investment banking.

Nick Pennell

Mr. Nick Pennell serves as Group Operations Director of the Company. Nick Pennell joined Essentra as Group Operations Director in 2017, prior to which he was Chairman of Lavery/Pennell and a Partner at Booz Allen Hamilton/ Booz and Co. in the UK and China. Nick has extensive experience of performance improvement, operational and strategy development projects gained across the industrial and energy sectors, and in many geographies. He has also held operational and corporate strategy roles at Bass Brewers and at Shell.

Iain Percival

Mr. Iain Percival serves as Managing Director - Essentra Packaging of the Company. Iain Percival joined Essentra as Managing Director, Essentra Packaging in 2017, before which he was divisional CEO, Beverage Cans Europe for Rexam plc. Prior to this, Iain held a number of increasingly senior roles at Rexam plc, Toyota Motor – Europe Manufacturing and Dowty Group, and has extensive experience in category management, manufacturing and supply chain optimisation.

Kamal Taneja

Mr. Kamal Taneja serves as Managing Director - Essentra Filters of the Company. Kamal Taneja joined Essentra as Managing Director, Essentra Filters in 2017 from Amcor Tobacco Packaging, where he worked as Vice President and General Manager, based in Singapore. Prior to this, Kamal held increasingly senior roles at Ingersoll Rand and Trane, and has extensive marketing, commercial, operational and supply chain optimisation experience throughout the Asia Pacific region.

Tommy Breen

Mr. Tommy Breen serves as Senior Independent Director of the Company. Previously Tommy was Chief Executive of DCC plc, an international sales, marketing, distribution and business support services group, headquartered in Dublin and with operations in 13 countries. Tommy brings significant experience to Essentra, in particular of growing diverse businesses both organically and via acquisition during his 30-year career with DCC. Tommy brings a strong commercial perspective to Board discussions.

Nicki Demby

Ms. Nicki Demby serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Nicki brings extensive advisory experience to Essentra, having provided Board level counsel to many UK and international businesses over more than 25 years as an executive remuneration consultant. Nicki has been a Partner of Deloitte LLP and led the Deloitte “Women on Boards” programme, as well as teaching a number of programmes for Non-Executive Directors. Nicki combines her Board work with advice on senior executive career strategy and development.

Mary Reilly

Ms. Mary Reilly serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Mary brings a wealth of accounting, finance and international management experience to Essentra, having previously been a Partner of Deloitte LLP for more than 20 years, as well as serving on a number of Boards in a non-executive capacity since 2000. Mary’s focus on finance, risk and compliance is valuable to Board discussions. Mary was appointed as the Board Employee Champion effective from 1 January 2019.

Lorraine Trainer

Ms. Lorraine Trainer serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Lorraine brings a wealth of experience in many areas and in particular in relation to remuneration, with a particular focus on leadership and talent bringing valuable insight to Board discussions. Lorraine began her executive career at Citibank, and has some 20 years’ experience in Human Resources at blue chip companies such as the London Stock Exchange and Coutts NatWest Group.

Ralf Wunderlich

Mr. Ralf Klaus Wunderlich serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Ralf brings extensive international operational experience in the packaging industry to Essentra, gained over many years and through living and working across three continents. Currently based in Germany, Ralf is a senior adviser to private equity firms and an independent consultant. Ralf has a deep understanding of international capital market regulations developed from his previous roles and this comprehensive knowledge is valuable to Board discussions. Ralf was appointed as the joint Board Employee Champion from 1 November 2019.