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Great Portland Estates PLC (GPOR.L)

GPOR.L on London Stock Exchange

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Richard Mully

58 2019 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Toby Courtauld

52 Chief Executive, Executive Director

Nick Sanderson

47 2019 Finance and Operations Director

Rachel Aylett

2018 Head of Human Resources

Anisha Patel

2020 Head of Marketing

Stephen Burrows

2017 Director of Financial Reporting and Investor Relations

Piers Blewitt

2020 Head of Planning Strategy and Senior Development Manager

Rebecca Bradley

2020 Head of Property Services

Janine Cole

2020 Director of Sustainability and Community

Lisa Day

2019 Head of Occupier Services

Alexis George

2020 Head of Health and Safety

Helen Hare

2020 Director of Project Management

Martin Leighton

2017 Director of Corporate Finance

Robin Matthews

2016 Investment Director

Steven Mew

2016 Portfolio Director

Hugh Morgan

2017 Director of Investment Management

David OSullivan

2020 Director of Occupier and Property Services

James Pellatt

2017 Director of Workplace and Innovation

Steven Rollingson

2019 Head of IT

Simon Rowley

2018 Head of Office Leasing

Andrew White

2016 Development Director

Marc Wilder

2016 Leasing Director

Darren Lennark

2019 Interim Company Secretary

Wendy Becker

54 2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Nick Hampton

52 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Victoria Jarman

47 2020 Non-Executive Independent Director

Charles Philipps

61 2017 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Alison Rose

50 2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Richard Mully

Mr. Richard Stephen Mully serves as Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Richard has extensive property, banking and private equity experience. This, combined with his Senior Independent and Non- Executive Director experience, enables him to provide constructive leadership, challenge and support to the Board and wider business for the benefit of all stakeholders. Richard is currently Vice Chairman and member of the Supervisory Board of Alstria Office REIT-AG and was formerly founder and Managing Partner of Soros Real Estate Partners LLC, a Non- Executive Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of Standard Life Aberdeen plc and Senior Independent Director at ISG, Hansteen Holdings and St Modwen Properties. Chairman of Arlington Business Parks Partnership Ltd, Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Alstria Office REIT-AG and Senior Advisor to TPG Real Estate.

Toby Courtauld

Mr. Toby Courtauld serves as Chief Executive, Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Toby has nearly three decades of extensive experience in real estate. He joined the Group in April 2002 as Chief Executive and was previously with the property company MEPC for 11 years where he gained broad experience ranging from portfolio management through to corporate transactions and general management as a member of the Group Executive Committee. He is past President of The British Property Federation. Toby’s significant knowledge of the Company and the sector enables him to provide broad leadership of the business internally and externally, through the successful design and implementation of the Company’s strategy, values and business plans and their exemplary communication to a wide range of stakeholders.

Nick Sanderson

Mr. Nick Sanderson serves as Finance and Operations Director of the Company. Mr. Nick joined the Group in July 2011 as Finance Director and became Finance and Operations Director in May 2019. He was formerly Partner, Head of Real Estate Corporate Finance Advisory at Deloitte, following ten years of real estate investment banking experience in Europe and Asia with Nomura, Lehman Brothers and UBS Investment Bank. Nick’s wide range of property related financial experience combined with strategic and corporate finance skills enables him to provide valuable support in developing, implementing and articulating the Company’s strategy, and taking leadership over the delivery of a wide range of financial and operational matters.

Rachel Aylett

Ms. Rachel Aylett serves as Head of Human Resources of the Company. She Joined the Group in October 2017 as Human Resources Manager. Promoted to Head of Human Resources in September 2018. Experience and responsibilities: Formerly acting Head of HR and HR Manager at Kingley Napley LLP. Responsible for human resource management and development across the Group.

Anisha Patel

Ms. Anisha Patel serves as Head of Marketing of the Company. She Joined the Group in June 2020 as Head of Marketing. Experience and responsibilities: Formerly Head of Marketing and Enquiries at Workspace and previously Head of Customer Marketing UK and Ireland at HTC Europe. Responsible for the delivery of the Group’s marketing strategy and activities.

Stephen Burrows

Mr. Stephen Burrows serves as Director of Financial Reporting and Investor Relations of the Company. He Joined the Group in September 2003 as Financial Accountant and appointed Head of Financial Reporting and Investor Relations in 2011. Promoted to Director in 2017. Experience and responsibilities: Formerly an Audit Manager in Ernst & Young’s Real Estate Group and previously with the National Audit Office. Responsible for financial reporting, forecasting and investor relations across the Group. A member of the British Property Federation Technical Accounting Group.

Piers Blewitt

Mr. Piers Blewitt serves as Head of Planning Strategy and Senior Development Manager of the Company. He Joined in July 2003 as Development Manager. Promoted to Senior Development Manager in January 2016 and then to Head of Planning Strategy and Senior Development Manager in April 2020. Experience and responsibilities: Formerly Development Manager at City & West End Developments and Development Securities. Responsible for the creation of development business plans and their successful delivery.

Rebecca Bradley

Ms. Rebecca Bradley serves as Head of Property Services of the Company. She Joined the Group in May 2020 as Head of Property Services. Experience and responsibilities: 20 plus years of experience in the world of Property and FM. Most recently worked as a self-employed consultant advising various clients on FM management and strategy in the flexible workspace, contact centre, media/ marketing, social media and consumer goods industries. Previously employed in various FM/Property roles at British Airways, Microsoft, London Stock Exchange, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Tishman Speyer. Responsible for the delivery of property services across the portfolio.

Janine Cole

Ms. Janine Cole serves as Director of Sustainability and Community of the Company. She Joined the Group in November 1998 as Health and Safety Administrator. Promoted to Safety, Health and Environmental Manager in 2002 and appointed Head of Sustainability in 2011. Promoted to Director in 2019. Experience and responsibilities: Formerly a Professional Services Administrator with National Britannia. Responsible for sustainability and health and safety across the Group. A Board Director for the Better Buildings Partnership and a member of the British Property Federation, EPRA Sustainability Committee and the Design for Performance Advisory Board.

Lisa Day

Ms. Lisa Day serves as Head of Occupier Services of the Company. She Joined the Group in 2005 as a Premises Manager. Promoted to Regional Building Manager in December 2013 and then to Head of Occupier Services in November 2019. Experience and responsibilities: Assistant Accommodation Manager at the Food Standards Agency. Responsible for the delivery of Occupier Services across the portfolio.

Alexis George

Ms. Alexis George serves as Head of Health and Safety of the Company. She Joined in March 2020 as Head of Health and Safety. Experience and responsibilities: Former Team Principal with Quantum Compliance and previously Health and Safety Lead at Windsor Great Park for the Crown Estate. Responsible for the strategic and operational delivery of health and safety management across the Group. A member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.

Helen Hare

Ms. Helen Hare serves as Director of Project Management of the Company. She Joined the Group in August 2007 as Project Manager. Promoted to Head of Project Management in 2017. Promoted to Director in 2019. Experience and responsibilities: Formerly a Director of Brixton Estates and Commercial Manager at Bucknall Austin. Responsible for setting procurement strategy and ensuring capital expenditure on all projects is completed in accordance with individual asset business plans across the Group.

Martin Leighton

Mr. Martin Leighton serves as Director of Corporate Finance of the Company. Mr. Joined the Group in January 2003 as Corporate Finance Manager and appointed Head of Corporate Finance in 2011. Promoted to Director in 2017. Experience and responsibilities: Formerly a Corporate Finance Assistant Director with Ernst & Young. Responsible for the day-to-day management of all tax affairs, transaction structuring, raising debt finance and interest rate risk management across the Group. A member of the British Property Federation Finance Committee.

Robin Matthews

Mr. Robin Matthews serves as Investment Director of the Company. Mr. Joined the Group in September 2016 as Investment Director and a member of the Executive Committee. Experience and responsibilities: Formerly Property Director at Moorfield Group and previously with London & Capital Group and Colliers International. Responsible for overseeing the Group’s new investment activities. A member of the Group’s Executive Committee.

Steven Mew

Mr. Steven Mew serves as Portfolio Director of the Company. He Joined the Group in October 2016 as Portfolio Director and a member of the Executive Committee. Experience and responsibilities: Formerly Director at McKay Securities. Previously with Gooch Webster. Responsible for driving the performance of the Group’s investment portfolio. A member of the Group’s Executive Committee and a Director of the Great Ropemaker Partnership.

Hugh Morgan

Mr. Hugh Morgan serves as Director of Investment Management of the Company. He Joined the Group in September 2007 as Investment Manager and appointed Head of Investment Management in 2010. Promoted to Director in 2017. Experience and responsibilities: Formerly a Director with Savills and previously with Nelson Bakewell. Responsible for generating and executing asset strategies for existing assets within the Group’s portfolio including hold/ sell decisions. A member of the GHS Limited Partnership Operational Committee and a Director of the Great Wigmore Partnership.

David OSullivan

Mr. David OSullivan serves as Director of Occupier and Property Services of the Company. He Joined the Group in May 2018 as Head of Occupier Services. Experience and responsibilities: Formerly Managing Director of Property Management EMEA at Tishman Speyer and previously Vice President of Corporate Services at Credit Suisse. Responsible for the delivery of occupier services across the portfolio.

James Pellatt

Mr. James Pellatt serves as Director of Workplace and Innovation of the Company. He Joined the Group in March 2011 as Head of Projects. Promoted to Director of Workplace and Innovation in 2017. Experience and responsibilities: Formerly a Senior Director with Tishman Speyer and previously with More London Development and EC Harris. Responsible for overseeing the Group’s design forums and workplace innovation.

Steven Rollingson

Mr. Steven Rollingson serves as Head of IT of the Company. He Joined the Group in February 2016 as IT Manager. Promoted to Head of IT in April 2019. Experience and responsibilities: Formerly IT Manager at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. Responsible for strategic and operational aspects of technology across the Group.

Simon Rowley

Mr. Simon Rowley serves as Head of Office Leasing of the Company. He Joined the Group in January 2011 as Leasing Manager and appointed Senior Leasing Manager in April 2017. Promoted to Head of Office Leasing in September 2018. Experience and responsibilities: Formerly Associate Director at GVA Grimley. Responsible for implementing and executing leasing strategies and campaigns across the Group’s developments and large-scale refurbishments, including managing the Group’s approach to flex space offerings.

Andrew White

Mr. Andrew White serves as Development Director of the Company. He Joined the Group in March 2013 as Head of Development. Appointed to the Executive Committee in 2015 as Development Director. Experience and responsibilities: Formerly a Divisional Director at Kier Property and previously with BAA Lynton and Development Securities. Responsible for the total return of the development portfolio including the successful delivery of all development projects across the Group. A member of the Group’s Executive Committee, the GHS Limited Partnership Operational Committee and a Director of the Great Victoria Partnership.

Marc Wilder

Mr. Marc Wilder serves as Leasing Director of the Company. Mr. Joined the Group in June 2005 as Leasing Manager and appointed Head of Leasing in 2009. Appointed to the Executive Committee in 2015 as Leasing Director. Experience and responsibilities: Formerly Head of Leasing at Benchmark plc, and previously with Threadneedle Asset Management and Hemingway Properties Limited. Responsible for leasing across the Group’s investment portfolio and development programme. A member of the Group’s Executive Committee.

Darren Lennark

Mr. Darren Lennark serves as Interim Company Secretary of the Company. He Joined the Group in September 2019 as Interim Company Secretary. Experience and responsibilities: Formerly a senior corporate lawyer at CMS for over ten years. Previously Deputy and Interim Group Company Secretary at Tesco plc and Group Company Secretary at Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc. Responsible for driving the corporate governance agenda across the Group. Company Secretary for all joint venture companies.

Wendy Becker

Ms. Wendy Becker serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Wendy is Chairman of Logitech International S.A. and a Non- Executive Director of Sony Corporation and Oxford University Press. She was formerly a Non- Executive Director of Whitbread PLC and NHS England, Chief Executive of Jack Wills Ltd and a partner of McKinsey & Company Inc. Wendy’s management consultancy skills, retail CEO experience and current technology and previous remuneration nonexecutive roles provide her with a wealth of employee and business understanding and serve as a strong foundation for her effective performance as Remuneration Committee Chairman. Chairman, Logitech International S.A., Non-Executive Director of Sony Corporation and Non-Executive Director of Oxford University Press.

Nick Hampton

Mr. Nick Hampton serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Nick is currently Chief Executive Officer (previously Chief Financial Officer) of Tate & Lyle, and prior to this spent 20 years with PepsiCo in a number of financial, commercial and operational roles. Nick’s strong financial background and previous various operational and commercial roles, including formerly as Chief Financial Officer and currently as CEO of Tate & Lyle, involving knowledge of risk assessment and management systems, provides a strong basis for his effective performance as the Audit Committee Chair.

Victoria Jarman

Ms. Victoria Jarman serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Vicky is a chartered accountant who qualified at KPMG before spending over ten years with Lazard and Co Ltd working in the Investment Banking team and then as Chief Operating Officer for the London and Middle East operations until 2009. Vicky is currently a Non- Executive Director of Signature Aviation plc and Knight Frank LLP. She has previously been a Non- Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committees of each of Equiniti Group plc, Hays plc and De La Rue plc and Senior Independent Director at Equiniti Group plc. Vicky’s significant financial, commercial and non-executive experience enable her to contribute to the strategy of the business and its long-term sustainable success.

Charles Philipps

Mr. Charles E. L. Philipps serves as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Charles was formerly Chief Executive Officer of MS Amlin plc and a director of NatWest Markets. Charles’ financial qualifications and significant commercial and general management experience gained within the banking and insurance industries provide him with a good understanding of different points of view, significantly contributing to his ability to offer wise counsel in his role of Senior Independent Director.

Alison Rose

Ms. Alison Rose serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Alison is currently Chief Executive Officer of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc and was previously Deputy Chief Executive Officer of NatWest Holdings and Chief Executive Officer of Royal Bank of Scotland Commercial and Private Banking. She has also held a number of other banking and finance roles within Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest Markets. Alison’s significant experience of real estate financing, capital markets and customer relations through her different roles at Royal Bank of Scotland enables her to provide an informed view and helpful challenge to Board and Committee discussions.