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McBride PLC (MCB.L)

MCB.L on London Stock Exchange

80.42GBp
9 Dec 2019
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jeffrey Nodland

2019 Chairman of the Board

Ludwig de Mot

2019 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Christopher Smith

2019 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Carol Williams

2018 General Counsel and Company Secretary

Igor Kuzniar

2019 Non-Executive Director

Elizabeth McMeikan

57 2019 Non-Executive Director

Steve Hannam

66 2013 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Neil Harrington

2012 Non-Executive Independent Director

Sandra Turner

67 2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Jeffrey Nodland

Mr. Jeffrey M. Nodland is appointed as Chairman of the Board of the Company., effective 22 October 2019. Jeffrey has extensive experience in consumer chemicals manufacturing businesses including both private label and contract manufacturing activities. He was most recently President and CEO of KIK Custom Products, one of North America's largest independent manufacturers of consumer packaged goods, where between February 2008 and January 2019 he led the turnaround and growth of the business both organically and via acquisition. Previously, Jeffrey held senior positions at speciality chemical businesses including Hexion Speciality Chemicals, Inc., McWhorter Technologies and The Valspar Corporation, with responsibility for activities at a number of speciality chemical plants in western and central Europe, including the UK, Belgium, Italy and Germany. Jeffrey is currently an independent non-executive director of EcoSynthetix, a developer and manufacturer of bio-based polymers for the wood composite and paper industry, which is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, and a board member of Augsburg University, Minneapolis. He is a US citizen.

Ludwig de Mot

Mr. Ludwig de Mot is Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of the Company. Ludwig, a Belgian national, joins from ArcelorMittal where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of its Canadian mining operations. Prior to ArcelorMittal, Ludwig spent 12 years in senior executive positions at the Lhoist Group, the global minerals and lime producer, including President and Chief Executive Officer of its European, North American and Asian operations, where he successfully grew the business through a combination of organic growth, restructuring and selective acquisitions. Ludwig worked for 10 years in senior management roles across Europe with SCA Packaging, and in his early career held positions at Schaeffler and Saint-Gobain.

Christopher Smith

Mr. Christopher (Chris) Ian Charles Smith is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of the company. He is a chartered accountant and has more than 25 years’ experience working in manufacturing businesses in highly competitive industries across the UK, Europe and Asia Pacific. From 2008 to 2014, Chris was Group Finance Director at API Group plc, the AIM-listed specialty metallic film, foil and laminates producer. Other previous roles have included Scapa plc, where he was Finance and IT Director for Europe & Asia and also a number of senior finance roles at Courtaulds plc, where he gained extensive international experience, including overseas positions based in Germany and Hong Kong.

Carol Williams

Ms. Carol Williams serves as General Counsel and Company Secretary of the company. Carol joined McBride from the Mars Corporation, where she was Associate General Counsel, and brings a wealth of professional experience in both legal and company secretarial roles from a variety of FTSE 100 to 350 organisations.

Igor Kuzniar

Mr. Igor Kuzniar is Non-Executive Director of the Company. Igor brings a strong background in finance, operational efficiency and strategy. He has twelve years’ experience as an investor in mid-sized European companies. He also has experience as a management consultant advising multinational corporations across various industries. In 2013, Igor co-founded Teleios Capital Partners. Teleios is an investment firm that acquires ownership positions in European public companies, seeking to help them maximise their long-term potential by working constructively with management and other shareholders. Prior to Teleios, he was a Partner at the investment firm Octavian Advisors and a management consultant for McKinsey & Company.

Elizabeth McMeikan

Ms. Elizabeth McMeikan is Non-Executive Director of the Company. She is currently Senior Independent Director at Unite Group plc, a Non-Executive Director of Dalata Hotel Group plc and a Non-Executive Director of private company Fresca Group, where she chairs the Audit Committee. Her past appointments include Senior Independent Director at J.D. Wetherspoon plc and Remuneration Committee chair at Flybe plc. Elizabeth will become a member of the Nomination, Remuneration and Audit Committees. Jeff Nodland, Chairman of McBride, said: "Liz brings valuable experience from customer-focused businesses including Colgate Palmolive and Tesco. This, combined with her strong non-executive experience, makes her an excellent addition to the Board. We are delighted to welcome Liz to McBride."

Steve Hannam

Mr. Steve J. Hannam is Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of McBride PLC. Steve brings extensive experience of independent Board-level scrutiny, having held a number of positions as Chairman and Non-Executive Director in listed companies during his career, as well as senior executive positions both internationally and in the UK. Steve brings diversity of style, skill and experience, which makes him ideally suited for the role of Senior Independent Director, ensuring a challenging mindset when setting and monitoring implementation of the Group’s strategy. Steve’s previous positions have included Chairman of Aviagen International Inc, Non-Executive Director of Clariant AG and AZ Electronic Materials Services Limited, Group Chief Executive of BTP Chemicals plc and, most recently, Chairman of Devro plc and Senior Independent Director of Low & Bonar plc.

Neil Harrington

Mr. Neil S. Harrington is Non-Executive Independent Director of McBride Plc. since 4 January 2012. He is a chartered accountant, brings a strong financial background, having operated as an executive Group Finance Director in a range of global consumer-facing businesses under both PLC and Private Equity ownership, with extensive experience of operating internationally. In particular, Neil has lead complex corporate finance transactions including acquisitions, disposals and corporate restructures, where his wealth of knowledge in debt structuring, financing, investment and banking facilities has been invaluable. Neil has held senior finance roles in a number of global listed companies, including ASDA/Walmart Stores Inc., Barclays Bank plc, French Connection Group plc and Mothercare PLC. In his previous role Neil was CFO of Cath Kidston Group Limited. Neil’s financial background and expertise leave him eminently suitable to hold the role of Audit Committee Chair.

Sandra Turner

Ms. Sandra Turner is Non-Executive Independent Director of McBride plc. since 1 August 2011. Sandra brings extensive consumer business insight and experience, from both a retailer and supplier perspective. She was a member of the senior management team of Tesco, one of the Group’s major customers, for over 20 years, holding executive, commercial and operational roles in the UK and Ireland, latterly as Commercial Director of Tesco Ireland between 2003 and 2009. Since that time, Sandra has been appointed a Non-Executive Director to a number of listed companies supplying into the FMCG sector, including previously Northern Foods plc. Also, as Remuneration Committee Chair of three listed companies, Sandra brings a broad knowledge, understanding and awareness of this continuously changing field and the importance of linking the Company’s strategy and performance to executive remuneration

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