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Forterra PLC (FORT.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Justin Atkinson

58 2019 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Stephen Harrison

2016 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Shatish Dasani

2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Benjamin Guyatt

Director of Finance and Company Secretary

Peter Varnsverry

2019 Managing Director - Bison Precast

Edward Haslam

2017 Human Resources Director

Matthew Day

IT Director

Adam Smith

2016 Commercial Director

George Stewart

2013 Operations Director

Paul Lester

68 Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Katherine Ker

2019 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Vince Niblett

2019 Independent Non-Executive Director

Divya Seshamani

2016 Independent Non-Executive Director

Martin Sutherland

2017 Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Justin Atkinson

Mr. Justin R. Atkinson is re designated as Non-Executive Chairman of the Boardof the Company effective from May 20, 2019. He has over 20 years of experience at senior management or director level of businesses, including those in engineering and all types of construction, including residential and commercial markets. Between 1990 and 2015, Justin held various roles within Keller Group plc, and became Chief Operating Officer in 2003 and Chief Executive Officer in 2004 until 2015. Previously, Justin was a Financial Manager at Reuters plc and trained as a Chartered Accountant at Deloitte Haskins & Sells (Scotland) (now part of PwC). Justin is a Chartered Accountant, holds a Bachelor degree in Accountancy from Glasgow University and the advanced management programme qualification from INSEAD. The Board have determined that Justin has recent and relevant financial experience. Other Directorships Senior Independent Non-Executive Director for Kier Group plc, Non-Executive Director of Sirius Real Estate Limited and James Fisher and Sons plc and member of the Audit Committee of the National Trust.

Stephen Harrison

Mr. Stephen Harrison is Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of the company. He joined Hanson plc in October 2002 and held a variety of senior management roles within Hanson and the HeidelbergCement Group. Stephen was appointed Managing Director of Hanson Building Products, the predecessor to Forterra, in 2012. Stephen studied Economics at Kingston University in London and holds a Masters in Business Administration from Cranfield School of Management. Other Directorships Stephen is an Officer of the Construction Products Association and a Director of the Brick Development Association.

Shatish Dasani

Mr. Shatish D. Dasani is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of the company. He has over 20 years of global experience in senior finance roles within different industries including building materials, business services, general industrial and advanced electronics. Notable appointments include Chief Financial Officer of TT Electronics plc, Group Financial Controller of De La Rue plc and Chief Financial Officer of Blue Circle South America based in Chile. Shatish has also been alternate Non-Executive Director at Camelot Group plc and Public Member at Network Rail plc. Shatish is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Masters degree in Mathematics from Oxford University and a Master of Business Administration degree from London Business School. Other Directorships Shatish is a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee at Renew Holdings plc.

Benjamin Guyatt

Mr. Benjamin Guyatt is Director of Finance and Company Secretary of the company. He is also a member of the Executive Committee and holds the role of Director of Finance. Along with financial responsibilities his role also includes corporate finance. Ben joined Hanson plc in 2006 and held a variety of senior finance and strategy roles within Hanson and HeidelbergCement. Previously Ben held financial management roles at Heath Lambert. Ben is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with honours in Accounting and Finance from the University of the West of England.

Peter Varnsverry

Mr. Peter Varnsverry is Managing Director - Bison Precast of the Company. He joined Forterra in January 2019 but had previously worked with the business in interim and consulting roles. Prior to joining Forterra, Peter held senior positions in a number of businesses with manufacturing at their core including Airbus, Federal-Mogul and more recently Triumph Aerospace. Peter has had prior experience in the precast concrete and off-site manufacturing industry as Head of Manufacturing with Laing O’Rourke and holds Masters degrees in Management and Strategic Change from Coventry and Huddersfield universities.

Edward Haslam

Mr. Edward Haslam is Human Resources Director of the Company since March 2017 as Human Resources Director. He previously held senior HR roles at Weetabix, Rolls Royce and Saint-Gobain. Ed started his career as an apprentice in the automotive industry, during which time he studied for a BA Hons in Business followed by an MA in Human Resource Management at the University of Wolverhampton.

Matthew Day

Mr. Matthew Day is IT Director of the Company. He joined Hanson plc in 2005 as IT manager for Hanson Building Products, the predecessor to Forterra. Matt then held a number of IT leadership roles within HeidelbergCement and was appointed Forterra’s IT Director on the separation from HeidlebergCement in 2015. Matt has over 20 years of experience in senior IT roles with responsibility for overseeing major transformation and change programmes in sectors including manufacturing, construction and retail.

Adam Smith

Mr. Adam Smith is Commercial Director of the company since March 2016. Prior to that, Adam was National Sales Director at Jewson, Sales and Marketing Director at Tata Steel and held the role of Managing Director, as well as various other senior management positions, at Corus Colorsteels. Adam holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Warwick Business School and a Bachelor of Science with honours degree in Physics from Manchester University.

George Stewart

Mr. George Stewart is Operations Director of the company. He joined Forterra in 2013 as Operations Director. Prior to that, George was UK Industrial Director for Monier Redland UK Limited, and held a number of senior operations roles, including with Nestlé UK, Smith and Nephew Medical and Motorola UK. George holds a Bachelor of Science with honours degree in Chemical and Process Engineering from the Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.

Paul Lester

Mr. Paul J. Lester is Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. He has over 30 years of experience at senior management or director level of businesses. Previously, Paul was Chief Executive of support services company VT Group plc, Group Managing Director of Balfour Beatty plc and Non-Executive Director of Invensys plc. Paul has held numerous Board and senior management positions at other engineering and support service companies. Paul holds a Bachelor of Science with honours in Mechanical Engineering and a diploma in Management Studies from Nottingham Trent University. Paul is a Chartered Engineer, is Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and is a member of Her Majesty’s Major Projects Review Group. Paul was awarded a CBE in 2008. Other Directorships Non-Executive Chairman of Essentra plc and McCarthy and Stone plc.

Katherine Ker

Ms. Katherine Innes Ker is re designated as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company, effective May 20 2019. She has gained extensive executive and non-executive experience across a range of sectors in a career spanning over 28 years. Katherine began her career as a city financial analyst and has since held many non-executive directorships including Colt Group SA, Fibernet plc, St Modwen Properties plc, Taylor Wimpey plc, Taylor Woodrow plc, Shed Media plc, ITV Digital plc, The Television Corporation plc, Tribal Group plc, S&U plc, Victoria plc, Marine Farms ASA, Gyrus plc, Williams Lea plc, Gigaclear plc and the Ordnance Survey. Katherine is a Graduate of Oxford University, holding both a Masters degree in Chemistry and a Doctorate in Molecular Biophysics. Other Directorships Non-Executive Chairman of Mortgage Advice Bureau plc, Senior Independent Director of The Go Ahead Group plc and Non-Executive Director at Bovis Homes Group plc.

Vince Niblett

Mr. Vince Niblett is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. He was previously a Partner at Deloitte where he held a number of senior roles including membership of the UK Board of Directors and Global Managing Director, Audit & Enterprise Risk Services before retiring in 2015. During his career at Deloitte, he served some of the firm’s most significant public company clients, working with them on commercial and strategic issues as well as providing audit services. Vince is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Reading University. Other Directorships Non-Executive Director at Big Yellow Group plc.

Divya Seshamani

Ms. Divya Seshamani is Independent Non-Executive Director of the company. She has over a career spanning 20 years Divya has experience at senior management or director level of businesses including those in infrastructure, energy, sustainability and manufacturing. Previously, Divya was an Independent Non-Executive Director at Marine Current Turbines Limited, a Council Member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) and was a Partner at the global private equity house, TPG. Divya has also held investment roles at Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund (GIC), Unilever Ventures and the Parthenon Group. Divya holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and Masters of Arts degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard University. Other Directorships Managing Partner of Greensphere Capital LLP. Director of Greensphere Biomass 1 Limited and Duranta Energy Limited.

Martin Sutherland

Mr. Martin Sutherland is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company effective 23 May 2017. He has over 20 years of international experience at senior management or director level in technology and manufacturing businesses focused on the government, financial services and the telecoms markets. Martin has held the position of Chief Executive Officer at De La Rue plc since 2014. Previously he held various roles at Detica plc, becoming Managing Director in 2008 on its acquisition by BAE Systems plc. Prior to this Martin worked for Anderson Consulting and British Telecom. Martin holds a Masters degree in Physics from Oxford University, and a Masters degree in Remote Sensing from University College and Imperial College London. Other Directorships Chief Executive Officer of De La Rue plc.