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Great Portland Estates PLC (GPOR.L)

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23 Oct 2019
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Richard Mully

58 2019 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Toby Courtauld

51 Chief Executive, Executive Director

Nick Sanderson

45 2019 Finance and Operations Director

Rachel Aylett

2018 Head of Human Resources

Stephen Burrows

2017 Director of Financial Reporting and Investor Relations

Janine Cole

2014 Head of Sustainability

Kirsty Davie

2013 Head of Investment Analysis and Management

Helen Hare

2017 Head 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

2018 Head of Occupier 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

Desna Martin

Company Secretary

Wendy Becker

53 2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Nick Hampton

52 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Charles Philipps

60 2017 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Alison Rose

49 2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Richard Mully

Mr. Richard Stephen Mully is Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company, effective 1 February 2019. Experience: Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of Standard Life Aberdeen and Vice Chairman and member of the Supervisory Board of Alstria Office REIT-AG. Formerly founder and Managing Partner of Soros Real Estate Partners LLC; Senior Independent Director at ISG, Hansteen Holdings and St Modwen Properties. Richard’s extensive property and Senior Independent and Non- Executive Director experience enables him to provide constructive leadership, challenge and support of the Board and wider business for the benefit of all stakeholders. Age 57. Relevant skills: Real Estate, Banking, Private Equity Current external commitments: Non-Executive Director at Standard Life Aberdeen, Chairman of Arlington Business Parks Partnership Ltd and Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Alstria Office REIT-AG.

Toby Courtauld

Mr. Toby Courtauld is a Chief Executive, Executive Director of Great Portland Estates P L C. Experience: Joined the Group in April 2002 as Chief Executive. Previously with the property company MEPC for 11 years, he gained broad experience ranging from portfolio management through to corporate transactions and general management as a member of the Group Executive Committee. 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. Age 51. Relevant skills: Real Estate Current external commitments: Member of the British Property Federation Board and Policy Committee, Director of The New West End Company, Non-Executive Director of Liv-Ex Limited, Member of the Council of Imperial College.

Nick Sanderson

Mr. Nick Sanderson is Finance and Operations Director of Great Portland Estates P L C. Experience: Joined the Group in July 2011 as Finance Director. Title changed to Finance and Operations Director in May 2019. 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. Age 46. Relevant skills: Real Estate, Banking, Finance Current external commitments: Member of the Reporting & Accounting Committee of EPRA.

Rachel Aylett

Ms. Rachel Aylett is 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.

Stephen Burrows

Mr. Stephen Burrows is a Director of Financial Reporting and Investor Relations of the Company. 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.

Janine Cole

Ms. Janine Cole is Head of Sustainability 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. 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.

Kirsty Davie

Ms. Kirsty Davie is Head of Investment Analysis and Management of the Company. Joined the Group in February 2013 as Head of Investment Analysis and Management Information. Experience and responsibilities: Formerly Head of Corporate Development at Lonrho Plc. Previously with Deloitte Corporate Finance. Responsible for Group forecasting, management information and financial appraisal of investments and developments.

Helen Hare

Ms. Helen Hare is Head of Project Management of the Company. Joined the Group in August 2007 as Project Manager. Promoted to Head of Project Management in 2017. 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 is Director of Corporate Finance of the Company. 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 is an Investment Director of the Company. 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 is Portfolio Director of the Company. 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 is Director of Investment Management of the Company. 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 is Head of Occupier 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 is Director of Workplace and Innovation of the Company. 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 is a Head of IT of the Company. 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 is 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 is Development Director of Great Portland Estates PLC. 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 is Leasing Director of Great Portland Estates PLC. 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.

Desna Martin

Ms. Desna Martin is Company Secretary of Great Portland Estates P L C. Joined the Group as Company Secretary in October 1998. Experience and responsibilities: Formerly an Audit Senior Manager with Ernst & Young. Responsible for corporate governance across the Group. Company Secretary for all joint venture companies.

Wendy Becker

Ms. Wendy Becker is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of Logitech International S.A., Non-Executive Director of NHS England. Former Non-Executive Director of Whitbread PLC, 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 non-executive roles provides her with a wealth of employee and business understanding and serve as a strong foundation for her effective performance as Remuneration Committee Chair. Age 53. Relevant skills: Retail, Strategy consultancy, Technology Current external commitments: Non-Executive Director of Logitech International S.A. and Non-Executive Director of NHS England.

Nick Hampton

Mr. Nick Hampton is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Experience: Chief Executive Officer (previously Chief Financial Officer) of Tate & Lyle, 20 years with PespiCo in a number of financial, commercial and operational roles. Nick’s strong financial background and previous various operational and commercial roles including formerly as Finance Director and currently as CEO of Tate & Lyle and involving knowledge of risk assessment and management systems, provides a strong basis for his effective performance as the Audit Committee Chair. Age 52. Relevant skills: Global Corporate, Finance Current external commitments: Chief Executive Officer of Tate & Lyle.

Charles Philipps

Mr. Charles E. L. Philipps is Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Great Portland Estates P l C. Experience: Formerly Chief Executive Officer of MS Amlin plc and a director of NatWest Markets. Charles’ financial qualifications and significant commercial and general management experience as a former CEO provides 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 is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Experience: Deputy Chief Executive Officer and a Director of NatWest Holdings and Chief Executive Officer of Royal Bank of Scotland Commercial and Private Banking. 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.