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Johnson Matthey PLC (JMAT.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Patrick Thomas

61 2018 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Robert MacLeod

54 2014 Chief Executive, Executive Director

Anna Manz

2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Simon Farrant

2017 General Counsel, Company Secretary

John Walker

2019 Executive Director

Xiaozhi Liu

63 2019 Non-Executive Director

Douglas Webb

2019 Non-Executive Director

Alan Ferguson

61 2014 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Jane Griffiths

2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Christopher Mottershead

2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

John O'Higgins

2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Martin Dunwoodie

2018 Investor Relations Director

Biographies

Name Description

Patrick Thomas

Mr. Patrick Thomas has been appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company., effective from 26th July 2018. He has appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board - Designate of the Company., effective 1st June 2018. Patrick has deep experience in leading international speciality chemicals businesses. He brings to Johnson Matthey an impressive track record of driving growth through science and innovation across global markets. Since 2015 Patrick has been Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Management of Covestro AG, a world leading polymers business. Between 2007 and 2015 he was also Chief Executive Officer of its predecessor, Bayer MaterialScience, prior to its demerger from Bayer AG. Patrick will step down from his role at Covestro AG at the end of May 2018. Before joining Bayer, Patrick spent five years with the global chemical company, Huntsman Corporation, including as President of its Polyurethanes, Performance and Advanced Materials divisions. Prior to this he was Chief Executive of ICI’s polyurethanes business and led its integration into Huntsman. In his earlier career, Patrick held a number of global and regional roles in ICI. Patrick also has strong board experience. He is currently an independent non-executive director of Akzo Nobel N.V., the paints, coating and specialty chemicals group. He was previously an independent non-executive director and member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees of BG Group plc from December 2010 to February 2016. Patrick’s background is in Engineering Science; he has an MA from Oxford University, is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology.

Robert MacLeod

Mr. Robert J. MacLeod is Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of Johnson Matthey PLC. He has been appointed as a Chief Executive of the Company effective June 5, 2014. He joined Johnson Matthey as Group Finance Director Designate in June 2009 and assumed his current role in September 2009. Previously he was Group Finance Director of WS Atkins plc and worked in a variety of senior financial roles at Enterprise Oil plc. He is currently a non-executive director of Aggreko plc. He is a Chartered Accountant.

Anna Manz

Ms. Anna Manz is an Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of the Company., effective 17th October 2016. During her 17 years at Diageo, Anna has held a series of senior financial roles, at both group and regional level, including Finance Director Spirits North America, Group Treasurer and subsequently Finance Director Asia Pacific. As well as strong credentials in financial leadership, Anna brings international experience and deep commercial awareness to Johnson Matthey. In her current role as Group Strategy Director, Anna leads Diageo's strategy and business development activities and also leads the Mainstream Spirits business. Prior to joining Diageo, Anna worked in the Quest International business of Unilever / ICI. Anna is a chemistry graduate and a qualified management accountant. She is a non-executive director of ITV PLC. From June 2012 until August 2013, Anna Manz was a director of Sichuan Shuijingfang Co., Ltd., a company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

Simon Farrant

Mr. Simon Farrant is an General Counsel, Company Secretary of Johnson Matthey PLC. He joined Johnson Matthey from corporate legal practice in 1994. Appointed Company Secretary in 1999 and Group Legal Director in 2007. He is a Solicitor and Attorney & Counselor-at-Law (State of New York).

John Walker

Mr. John Walker is no longer Executive Director of the Company effective 31st March 2020. He is no longer Sector Chief Executive, Clean Air of Johnson Matthey Plc with effective 1st October 2019. John has been assumed responsibility for Group EHS, Sustainability and Manufacturing Excellence, with effect from 1 October 2015. He joined Johnson Matthey in 1984. Appointed Division Director, Emission Control Technologies in 2009 after holding a series of senior management positions within the division in the USA, Asia and Europe. Appointed Executive Director, Emission Control Technologies in October 2013.

Xiaozhi Liu

Ms. Xiaozhi Liu is Non-Executive Director of the Company. Xiaozhi has worked extensively in the automotive sector, particularly in China, as well as in Europe and the US. Her knowledge and perspective on technology driven businesses in China and globally will complement and enhance that of our other board members, particularly as the automotive powertrain evolves. Currently Xiaozhi is the Chief Executive of ASL Automobile Science & Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., a consulting and business development company which she founded in June 2009 focusing on automotive innovation and technology commercialisation, particularly for the Chinese market. Prior to founding ASL, between January 2007 and December 2009, Xiaozhi held positions as President, Chief Executive and Chairman of Neotek Corporation, a manufacturer of brake components and other automobile parts. Before that she held various positions within the General Motors Group, including as Director of Electronics, Controls and Software in the US and Managing Director of General Motors Taiwan. As well as bringing deep, relevant executive experience, Xiaozhi also holds non-executive director positions at Autoliv, a global automotive safety supplier from Sweden, at Fuyao Glass Industry Group Co., Ltd, a global automotive glass manufacturing company from China, and at Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV, a multinational drink and brewing holdings company based in Leuven, Belgium.

Douglas Webb

Mr. Douglas Russell Webb is appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Company. Doug has a background in corporate financial management and brings recent and relevant financial experience to the board, along with a deep understanding of technology and engineering sectors. He has strong board experience, having served as a Chief Financial Officer of three listed companies and currently serves as a Non-Executive Director at SEGRO plc, a leading owner, manager and developer of industrial property, where he recently chaired the Audit Committee for nine years until April 2019. Doug was most recently Chief Financial Officer at Meggitt plc, a specialist engineering group serving the aerospace, defence and energy markets, a position he held from 2013 to 2018. Prior to this he held the position of Chief Financial Officer at London Stock Exchange Group plc from 2008 to 2012 and QinetiQ Group plc, a leading science and engineering company, from 2005 to 2008. Before that he held senior finance roles at Logica plc, the IT service provider, including Finance Director Continental Europe and Chief Financial Officer North America. Doug began his career at Price Waterhouse within its audit and businesses advisory team. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. In addition to his directorship at SEGRO plc, Doug is also a Non-Executive Director of BMT Group Ltd, a privately held international engineering services group.

Alan Ferguson

Mr. Alan Murray Ferguson is an Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Johnson Matthey PLC. Currently a non-executive director of Croda International Plc, The Weir Group PLC and London Mining Plc (where he is chairman of their respective audit committees). He was a previously Chief Financial Officer and a Director of Lonmin Plc. Prior to joining Lonmin, he was Group Finance Director of The BOC Group until late 2006 when the Linde Group acquired BOC. Before joining BOC in 2005, he worked for Inchcape plc for 22 years in a variety of roles including Group Finance Director from 1999 until his departure. He is a Chartered Accountant and sits on the Business Policy Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

Jane Griffiths

Dr. Jane Griffiths is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company., effective 1st January 2017. Jane is currently Company Group Chairman of Janssen EMEA, the research-based pharmaceutical arm of Johnson & Johnson. She joined Johnson & Johnson in 1982 and since then has undertaken a series of roles including international and affiliate strategic marketing, sales management, product management, general management and clinical research. Jane is Chair of the Johnson & Johnson Corporate Citizenship Trust in EMEA, a sponsor of the Johnson & Johnson Women’s Leadership Initiative and a sponsor of the Janssen Global Pharmaceuticals Sustainability Council. Jane has a PhD in Plant Biochemistry/Genetics.

Christopher Mottershead

Mr. Christopher John Mottershead is Non-Executive Independent Director of Johnson Matthey Plc. Prior to joining King's College in 2009, Chris had a 30 year career at BP, most recently as Global Advisor on Energy Security and Climate Change. Before this, he was Technology Vice President for BP's Global Gas, Power and Renewables businesses, and was also Technical Manager for its North Sea exploration and production activities. He is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

John O'Higgins

Mr. John E. O'Higgins has been appointed as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company, with effective from 16th November 2017. He is Chief Executive of Spectris plc, a leading supplier of productivity-enhancing instrumentation and controls. He joined the board of Spectris plc as Chief Executive in January 2006. Prior to this John worked for Honeywell in a number of management roles, including as president of automation and control solutions, Asia Pacific. He began his career as a design engineer at Daimler-Benz in Stuttgart. John has a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from INSEAD.

Martin Dunwoodie

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