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Hastings Group Holdings PLC (HSTG.L)

HSTG.L on London Stock Exchange

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16 Aug 2019
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Gary Hoffman

57 2018 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Tobias van der Meer

2018 Chief Executive Officer, Director

John Worth

2019 Group Chief Financial Officer, Director

Anthony Leppard

58 2015 Company Secretary

Hermanus Bosman

49 2018 Non-Executive Director

Sumit Rajpal

41 2015 Non-Executive Director

Alison Burns

54 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Elizabeth Chambers

55 2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Thomas Colraine

57 2015 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Pierre Paul Joseph Lefevre

62 2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

Teresa Robson-Capps

2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Selina Sagayam

2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Gary Hoffman

Mr. Gary Andrew Hoffman re-designated as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company, with effective from May 2018. Gary has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Group since November 2012 and joined the Board in September 2015. He has extensive experience in the banking and insurance industries. Prior to joining the Group, Gary was Chief Executive Officer of NBNK Investments, an investment vehicle formed in August 2010 to establish personal and business retail banking in the UK. Prior to that, he led the UK government’s turnaround of Northern Rock as its Chief Executive. From 2006 to 2008, he was Vice-Chairman of Barclays PLC, having previously been Chairman of UK Banking and Barclaycard at Barclays PLC following five years as Chief Executive of Barclaycard. He is the Non-Executive Chairman of VISA Europe, a Non-Executive Director of VISA Inc. and Chairman of the UK sports charity, the Football Foundation.

Tobias van der Meer

Mr. Tobias van der Meer is Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He was Managing Director of Hastings Insurance Services Limited of the Company. Mr. van der Meer joined the Group in 2011 and is the Managing Director of Retail. Prior to joining the Group, Mr. van der Meer was a managing director of Moneysupermarket.com, where he was responsible for the money and broker lead businesses and all front and back office operations. Prior to that, Mr. van der Meer spent just under ten years in direct banking, including senior positions at Egg Internet Banking, UK marketing director and head of retail banking at Citigroup and head of retail banking Europe at Anglo Irish Bank.

John Worth

Mr. John Worth is appointed as Group Chief Financial Officer, Director of the Company., effective 10 May 2019. John is a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience in financial services gained through senior roles in Finance, IT, Operations and Risk. John has worked for a number of large financial services organisations, in banking and insurance, and in professional services firms. John is also a Non-Executive Director for the NSPCC. Within the past five years, John has served with Co-operative Bank plc and Hiscox plc.

Anthony Leppard

Mr. Anthony Leppard is Company Secretary of the Company. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, having qualified in 1985. Since that time he has held numerous board and senior management positions, including Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of GE Capital IT Solutions UK, a subsidiary of GE Capital. Tony joined the Group in April 2009, and leads the Group’s legal, compliance, and corporate governance functions. Tony was a Director of Hastings Group Holdings Limited from its incorporation on 11 June 2015 until 15 June 2015.

Hermanus Bosman

Mr. Hermanus Lambertus Bosman is Non-Executive Director of the Company. Herman is the CEO of RMI and its sister company RMB Holdings, having joined the companies in April 2014. Prior to his current role he was Head of Corporate Finance at Rand Merchant Bank from 2000 until 2006 and CEO of Deutsche Bank South Africa from 2006 to 2013. Herman is a Non-Executive Director of Discovery Limited, First Rand Limited, OUTsurance Limited and Merchant Capital Limited. He also serves on the Board of Governors of the University of Johannesburg, is Chairman of Endeavor South Africa and Business and Arts South Africa and served eight years as a trustee of the Deutsche Bank South Africa Foundation. He holds a BCom (LLM) and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Sumit Rajpal

Mr. Sumit Rajpal is Non-Executive Director of the Company. He was appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Group as part of the investment made by Goldman Sachs in the Group in 2014. Sumit Co-Heads the Corporate Private Equity business globally and runs the Americas Corporate Private Equity business in the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs. He also serves on the boards of K&N Engineering, Ipreo, ProSight Specialty Insurance, TransUnion and Safeguard Products.

Alison Burns

Ms. Alison Burns is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. She has held executive and nonexecutive roles within Aviva plc, including the position of Chief Executive Officer of Aviva Ireland. Alison has extensive financial services experience, gained in senior roles with Santander, Bupa, Lloyds TSB and AXA UK, and brings strong leadership and executive management experience.

Elizabeth Chambers

Ms. Elizabeth Grace Chambers is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Libby is an experienced senior financial services executive, strategist and marketing leader in the UK and globally. She was recently appointed to the Board of Provident Financial plc, a listed provider of personal credit products, and also serves on the Board of Smith & Williamson, the wealth manager and professional services firm. Her previous roles include serving as Chief Strategy, Product and Marketing Officer at Western Union, Chief Marketing Officer of Barclays Global Retail & Commercial Banking and Barclaycard, and leading Barclaycard's co-branded card issuing business in the UK. Earlier in her career, she held other executive committee-level roles in financial and professional services, and she was a Partner in the Financial Institutions practice of McKinsey & Company. She was previously a Non-Executive Director of Dollar Financial Group in the UK, and the Home and Savings Bank, and led the boards of Barclays' JVs with Argos, Thomas Cook and Solutions Personal Finance (Littlewoods). Libby was appointed as a non-executive director of hibu plc (formerly called Yell Group Plc) in January 2012. hibu plc was placed into administration on 27 November 2013 and was dissolved on 23 January 2016.

Thomas Colraine

Mr. Thomas Colraine is Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. He brings a wealth of experience from the insurance and financial services sector. He was previously Group Chief Financial Officer and Co-Chief Operating Officer at Willis Group Holdings, and Chief Financial Officer at AIG Europe Limited. He is a Chartered Accountant, on the Board of Schroder & Co. Limited and is also Chairman of Cambridge Topco Limited, the holding company for the Compre Group.

Pierre Paul Joseph Lefevre

Mr. Pierre Paul Joseph Leon Marie Ghislain Lefevre is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He serves as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of the Group’s subsidiary AICL, where he is also Chairman of the Risk Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. He has extensive international experience in the insurance industry and has previously held Chairman and Chief Executive roles at Groupama and AXA and is currently a member of the Supervisory Board of Vivat NV (Netherlands) and a Director of ABBH (Belgium) NV and Fidea NV.

Teresa Robson-Capps

Ms. Teresa Robson-Capps is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. She is currently a Non-Executive Director for Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank Group plc and Yorkshire Water. Teresa was previously a Non-Executive Director for National Australia Bank; Europe/Clydesdale Bank. Teresa brings significant experience with international blue chip companies including HSBC, Accenture and Cable & Wireless, and experience of the insurance industry.

Selina Sagayam

Ms. Selina S. Sagayam is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Selina is the Head of UK Transactional Practice Development of international law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. She is an English qualified corporate finance lawyer who joined the firm’s London office as a partner in 2007 and chairs its Talent and Community Affairs Committees. Her appointment to the Company’s Board is in a personal capacity and unconnected to her position with Gibson Dunn. Selina serves as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of the Company’s FCA regulated subsidiary entity, Hastings Insurance Services Limited and also chairs its Risk Committee. Selina also sits on the Advisory Board of Diversity UK, chairs the cross-industry group NetworkForKnowledge and serves as a board member of the Corporate Finance Faculty of the ICAEW and the Development Board of In Their Lifetime (Christian Aid).