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Hammerson PLC (HMSO.L)

HMSO.L on London Stock Exchange

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23 Oct 2020
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Noel

2020 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

David Atkins

54 2009 Chief Executive, Executive Director

James Lenton

2019 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Richard Shaw

2018 Group Finance Director

Alice Darwall

2020 General Counsel, Secretary

Simon Betty

2019 Managing Director, City Quarters

Mark Bourgeois

2017 Managing Director, UK and Ireland

Jean-Philippe Mouton

57 2018 Managing Director, France

Simon Travis

2019 Group Investment Director & Managing Director, Premium Outlets

Stephen Brown

2017 Director of Marketing, Communications

Mark Duhig

2014 Director of Human Resources

Andrew Berger-North

2005 Director, UK Retail Parks

Sophie Ross

2018 Director of Strategy & Business Transformation

Meka Brunel

63 2019 Non-Executive Director

Desmond de Beer

59 2020 Non-Executive Director

Adam Metz

59 2019 Non-Executive Director

Carol Welch

2019 Non-Executive Director

Pierre Bouchut

64 2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

Gwyn Burr

57 2019 Senior Non-Executive Independent Director

Andrew Formica

48 2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

Judy Gibbons

63 2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

Josh Warren

2019 Head of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Noel

Mr. Robert Noel has been appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company effective 10/1/2020. Mr Noel has built a long and successful career in the real estate sector most notably at Great Portland Estates plc and Land Securities Group PLC (Landsec). In March of this year he stepped down from Landsec, where he had held the role of Chief Executive Officer for the past eight years.,Mr Noel is also Senior Independent Director at Taylor Wimpey plc and a Trustee of the Natural History Museum.

David Atkins

Mr. David J. Atkins serves as Chief Executive, Executive Director of the Company. Mr. David Atkins is a Chartered Surveyor who joined the Company in 1998. His career at Hammerson began with responsibility for strategy and investment performance, working on a number of overseas transactions, particularly in France. In 2002 he took responsibility for the UK retail parks portfolio and, in 2006, for the wider UK retail portfolio. David therefore has an in-depth knowledge of the Group’s operations and markets, which helps him to lead the business and be a key contributor to Board discussions. He considers stakeholder engagement crucial and spends considerable time talking to major shareholders, visiting Hammerson’s destinations, hosting colleague briefings and maintaining wide relationships in the property industry.

James Lenton

Mr. James Lenton serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of the Company. Mr. James Lenton is a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience in financing, capital allocation and business transformation, gained through senior roles at global financial and professional services organisations. From 2014 to 2018 James was CFO and a board member of AIG’s European Group, where he delivered new profitability and financing strategies, and which he originally joined in 2013 as deputy CFO for EMEA. Prior to AIG, James worked at EY (formerly Ernst & Young). In 2006 he was appointed Partner, providing a range of assurance and advisory services including M&A, financing and external audit. From 2011 he was responsible for developing a new global strategy for the Insurance Assurance practice. James therefore brings to the Board a fresh perspective, as well as his significant success in working with and managing complex organisations which are experiencing periods of substantial change. In addition to leading the finance team at Hammerson, James is responsible for health and safety and IT.

Richard Shaw

Mr. Richard Shaw serves as Group Finance Director of the Company. Mr. Richard Shaw is a chartered accountant and joined Hammerson in 2000. He worked in a variety of senior UK and Group finance roles prior to his appointment as Director of Finance in 2018. Richard is responsible for internal and external financial reporting, risk and controls and investor relations.

Alice Darwall

Ms. Alice Darwall has been appointed as General Counsel, Secretary of the Company effective 3/27/2020. Alice brings with her a broad and extensive skillset and legal expertise developed across a number of different sectors. Whilst not an exhaustive list, this includes 10 years as Group General Counsel for French Connection Group plc, General Counsel of Berendsen plc and, more latterly, Group General Counsel and Company Secretary for both Mothercare plc and Debenhams Group.

Simon Betty

Mr. Simon Betty serves as Managing Director, City Quarters of the Company. In 2011 he moved to the corporate finance team with responsibility for investor relations and corporate strategy activities and played a key role in the strategic reorientation of the business to a focused retail REIT.

Mark Bourgeois

Mr. Mark Bourgeois serves as Managing Director, UK and Ireland of the Company. Mr. Mark Bourgeois is a chartered surveyor and joined Hammerson in 2017 as Managing Director, UK and Ireland. Mr. Mark has overall responsibility for the performance of all the Company’s assets in the UK and Ireland. He will also lead on developments and project management from 2019.

Jean-Philippe Mouton

Mr. Jean-Philippe Mouton serves as Managing Director, France of the Company. Mr. Jean-Philippe Mouton joined Hammerson in 2003 to manage property leasing, development and asset management in France. He was appointed Managing Director, France in 2010 and served on the Board of Directors from 2013 until he stepped down on 31 December 2018. In addition to managing the French portfolio, Mr. Jean-Philippe leads on Group marketing.

Simon Travis

Mr. Simon Travis serves as Group Investment Director & Managing Director, Premium Outlets of the Company. Mr. Simon Travis is a chartered surveyor and joined Hammerson in 1998. He worked in asset management, investment and business development prior to his appointment as Group Investment Director in 2018. Mr. Simon is responsible for sourcing new business opportunities and delivering the disposal programme. He will also lead on investments and joint ventures from 2019.

Stephen Brown

Mr. Stephen Brown serves as Director of Marketing, Communications of the Company. Mr. Stephen Brown joined Hammerson in 2010 as Marketing Director for the UK before being appointed Group Marketing Director in 2013. He took on management of the communications team in 2017. Mr. Stephen leads the UK marketing operations and is responsible for implementing the marketing and communications strategy across the Group.

Mark Duhig

Mr. Mark Duhig serves as Director of Human Resources of the Company. Mr. Mark Duhig joined Hammerson in 2010 as Head of HR for the UK and was appointed Group HR Director in 2014. Mark leads the HR team and is responsible for the Group’s people strategy to ensure that development and succession plans are in place to support the implementation of the Business Plan.

Andrew Berger-North

Mr. Andrew Berger-North serves as Director, UK Retail Parks of the Company. Mr. Andrew Berger-North is a chartered surveyor and joined Hammerson in 2003. He was appointed Director, UK Retail Parks in 2005. Andrew is responsible for all aspects of the retail parks portfolio, including acquisitions, disposals, development and asset management.

Sophie Ross

Ms. Sophie Ross serves as Director of Strategy & Business Transformation of the Company. On her return to the UK, she joined Home Retail Group, where she held various strategy, trading and multichannel roles.

Meka Brunel

Ms. Meka Brunel serves as Non-Executive Director of the Company. Ms. Méka has built a long and successful career within the real estate industry. Her early career saw her involved in construction, undertaking various roles delivering major residential and office development sites and managing office portfolios. In 2003 she joined Gecina as Executive Director of Strategic Development, when the company she was working for merged with the business. In 2006, Méka was appointed Chief Executive of Eurosic, the office REIT, a role she held for three years before becoming European President of Ivanhoé Cambridge Inc in 2009. She was appointed in October 2017 to chair the Métropole du Grand Paris. Previously, she served as a non-executive director of Credit Foncier de France, the chair of France Green Building Council and vice-chairman of EPRA. She is a civil engineer, holds an MBA from the HEC Paris School of Management and is a Fellow of RICS.

Desmond de Beer

Mr. Desmond de Beer serves as Non-Executive Director of the Company. Mr. de Beer has significant experience in property investment and management. He is one of the founders of Resilient REIT Limited, a South African Real Estate Investment Trust where he has served as CEO since its listing in 2002. He was also a founder of New Europe Property Investments plc and its successor NEPI Rockcastle plc.

Adam Metz

Mr. Adam S. Metz serves as Non-Executive Director of the Company. Adam has built a very successful career in the US over 30 years and will bring to Hammerson wide-ranging experience in retail and commercial real estate spanning the US, Europe and Asia, having acted as both an executive and non-executive director. Adam served as CEO of General Growth Properties and President of Urban Shopping Centres, Inc., two US REITs focused on the retail sector. He also has extensive investment experience working as an Operating Partner for Blackstone Group as well as having held senior positions with both TPG Capital and most recently the Carlyle Group. At the Carlyle Group he was a Managing Director and Head of International Real Estate and also served on Carlyle's Management Committee until 2018.

Carol Welch

Ms. Carol Welch serves as Non-Executive Director of the Company. Ms. Carol Welch has extensive experience in marketing, brand, innovation and business transformation gained while working in senior roles at a number of international consumer goods businesses including PepsiCo, Cadbury Schweppes and Associated British Foods. Ms. Carol also has more recent leisure and hospitality experience, having led the transformation of Costa Coffee as its chief marketing officer with responsibility for brand communication, digital, in-store design and the loyalty programme. In 2017 she joined ODEON Cinemas, a division of AMC Theatres, and has initiated a strategy to transform the UK estate and guest experience.

Pierre Bouchut

Mr. Pierre B. Bouchut serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Pierre Bouchut has very wide experience in both executive and non-executive roles at a number of companies in continental Europe, particularly in the French and Belgian retail sectors, and has worked internationally throughout his career. He therefore brings a highly knowledgeable perspective to the Board’s discussions of our business in Europe. Mr. Pierre’s experience of managing significant listed companies, including as chief executive of Casino, allows him a deep insight into how strategic changes may affect the retail and property sectors. He has a strong financial background, having been chief financial officer at Schneider Electric, Carrefour and Delhaize.

Gwyn Burr

Ms. Gwyn Burr serves as Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Gwyn Burr’s contribution to the Board is enhanced by her broad expertise in marketing, customer services, human resources, sustainability and strategy obtained while working in senior roles at major retail brands, including Asda and Sainsbury’s. She has a particular strength in customer insights, which is key as Hammerson develops its brand and communicates directly with visitors to our destinations. Ms. Gwyn has served on the boards of a diverse range of companies and has experience on other remuneration committees both as a member and chair. Her ability to consider the consequences of remuneration decisions, drawing on her understanding of the employee and wider business perspective, allows her to be an effective Chair of the Remuneration Committee.

Andrew Formica

Mr. Andrew J. Formica serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Andrew Formica is an actuary, having qualified in Australia and the UK. He brings deep experience in capital markets and fund management, including property management, and has managed portfolios and businesses across Europe and globally. In particular, he has invaluable experience of managing complex businesses through periods of significant change. Most recently he successfully led Henderson Group plc through its merger with Janus Capital in 2017 and then became co-chief executive of the combined group until 2018. Andrew has a strong strategic vision and a probing focus on risk and internal controls. He also contributes helpful insights to shareholder relations through the differing perspectives gained in his various roles of fund manager, chief executive of a listed company, and past deputy chairman of the Investment Association.

Judy Gibbons

Ms. Judy Gibbons serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Judy Gibbons has over 30 years’ experience in digital technologies gained in executive roles at Apple, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft and in venture capital. Her extensive experience spans strategy, product development, marketing and international business. She has particular expertise in digital customer experience, digital media, e-commerce and mobile applications, which enables her to bring an invaluable perspective to Board discussions. Her deep understanding of how technology can transform a business is helpful as Hammerson faces the challenges of an evolving retail market and shifting consumer expectations.

Josh Warren