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Marks and Spencer Group PLC (MKS.L)

MKS.L on London Stock Exchange

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23 Oct 2020
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Archie Norman

66 2017 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Steve Rowe

2016 Chief Executive, Executive Director

Eoin Tonge

47 2020 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Mel Smith

2019 Director - Strategy, Chief Executive of Ocado Retail Limited

Nick Folland

2019 Group General Counsel, Company Secretary

Stuart Machin

2018 Managing Director - Food

Harriet Hounsell

Human Resources Director

Sacha Berendji

2012 Director - Retail, Operations and Property

Katie Bickerstaffe

2020 Chief Strategy and Transformation Director

Paul Friston

2016 Director - International

Victoria McKenzie-Gould

Director - Communications

Jeremy Pee

Chief Digital and Data Director

Andrew Fisher

2015 Independent Non-Executive Director

Andrew Halford

60 2018 Senior Non-Executive Independent Director

Tamara Ingram

59 2020 Independent Non-Executive Director

Justin King

2019 Independent Non-Executive Director

Pip McCrostie

2018 Independent Non-Executive Director

Sapna Sood

2020 Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Archie Norman

Mr. Archie Norman serves as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Archie is an experienced Chairman and former Chief Executive having led major transformation programmes at ITV, Lazard, Asda, Energis and Hobbycraft. He was previously Deputy Chairman of Coles Limited and, in 2016, was appointed Lead Director at the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Steve Rowe

Mr. Steve Rowe serves as Chief Executive, Executive Director of the Company. He is very extensive in-depth commercial and retail experience. He has Extensive knowledge of M&S having worked in all major areas of the business. Mr. Steve joined M&S in 1989 and worked in senior roles across all areas of the business prior to his appointment as CEO, including Director of Home, Director of Retail, Director of Retail and E-commerce, Executive Director, Food, and Executive Director, General Merchandise

Eoin Tonge

Mr. Eoin P. Tonge has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of the Company effective 6/8/2020. Eoin Tonge is currently the CFO of Greencore Group PLC, a position he has held since 2016. As CFO he has overseen key strategic changes including the divestment of Greencore's US operations; strengthening the company's balance sheet, returning capital to shareholders and simplifying the business to focus on its core market-leading propositions in the UK. Prior to this he was the MD of the Grocery Business for two years and was previously the Chief Strategy Officer from 2009-2014. In this role he helped create the 'food to go' focused strategy which drove revenue and EBITDA growth. His first role at Greencore was as Group Capital Markets Director where he oversaw the treasury and investor relations functions. From 1994-2006 he worked at Goldman Sachs in a variety of roles across finance, arscapital markets in London, Hong Kong and New York.

Mel Smith

Nick Folland

Mr. Nick Folland serves as Group General Counsel, Company Secretary of the Company. Mr. Nick has extensive legal and governance experience, having been General Counsel and Company Secretary in FTSE 100 businesses since 2001. More recently, he has held positions as Chief Executive of the Crown Prosecution Service and Chief External Affairs Officer and Chief of Staff to the CEO of the Co-op.

Stuart Machin

Mr. Stuart B. Machin serves as Managing Director - Food of the Company. Stuart joined M&S on April 30th 2018 as Food Managing Director. He is also a Director of Ocado Retail Ltd. Stuart has spent nearly 30 years in the food, fashion and home retail sector holding senior operational and commercial roles in UK retailers Sainsbury’s, Tesco and ASDA and more recently 10 years in Australia working in Wesfarmers as COO and CEO of Coles and Target respectively. Stuart returned to the UK in 2017 and most recently held the position of CEO at Steinhoff UK for eight months, before leaving to join M&S. Stuart attended the Harvard AMP program in 2013.

Harriet Hounsell

Sacha Berendji

Mr. Sacha Berendji serves as Director - Retail, Operations and Property of the Company. He was Appointed as Director of Retail in November 2012. Sacha joined M&S in 1994 through the Graduate training programme. He undertook various Retail appointments across the country including General Manager of Marble Arch Store and Regional Manager for London. In 2007 Sacha joined the Property Group as Head of Property Planning & Store Development where he was responsible for both new space development and the store modernisation programme, before being appointed Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive in 2009. Following this Sacha joined the General Merchandise division as Director of Merchandising before taking up his current position.

Katie Bickerstaffe

Ms. Katie Bickerstaffe has been appointed as Chief Strategy and Transformation Director of the Company effective 7/3/2020. Ms. Katie was Chief Executive (Designate) of the new independent British energy supply and services company created by the proposed merger of SSE plc’s retail unit and Npower and is subsequently working on a separate project for the SSE Retail Business. She was previously Chief Executive, UK and Ireland of Dixons Carphone plc, having also been on the board of Dixons Retail plc prior to its merger.

Paul Friston

Mr. Paul Friston serves as Director - International of the Company. Paul began his M&S career on the Finance graduate programme in 1996 and qualified as a management accountant in 2000. He held a variety of finance roles over nine years in the support centre and Retail. In 2008, he was appointed to Head of Retail Operations and Finance in the UK and Republic of Ireland. Paul was appointed to Director of Group Financial Control in January 2011 where he was responsible for all aspects of financial accounting & reporting and commercial finance. During this time Paul was also a Director of Marks and Spencer Pension Trust Limited. Between July 2014 and April 2015 Paul was appointed Interim CFO taking responsibility for Finance, IT, Property and Logistics. Following this, Paul was former CEO Marc Bolland's Executive Assistant until May 2016. Paul joined the Operating Committee in May 2016 when he was appointed to his current position as International Director and became Chair of the M&S Inclusion Group in April 2018.

Victoria McKenzie-Gould

Jeremy Pee

Andrew Fisher

Mr. Andrew Fisher OBE serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Andrew was instrumental in establishing mobile lifestyle app Shazam, where he was Executive Chairman until October 2018, as a leading mobile consumer brand, and brings over 20 years’ experience leading and growing numerous technology-focused enterprises.

Andrew Halford

Mr. Andrew Nigel Halford serves as Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Andy’s strong finance background and broad knowledge of the UK and international consumer market was gained from CFO positions held in global listed companies. He is Chief Financial Officer of Standard Chartered, which he joined after 15 years at Vodafone, nine of which were spent as Chief Financial Officer.

Tamara Ingram

Ms. Tamara Ingram OBE serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Tamara joins from a longstanding leadership career in advertising, marketing and digital communications, having held leadership roles at WPP since 2002. Prior to this, she worked at Saatchi and Saatchi where she held the roles of CEO and Chair. Tamara has led renowned marketing campaigns for household brands around the world and delivered cultural and business transformation at pace within her own businesses as well as on behalf of clients. She is Non-Executive Chair of Wunderman Thompson and a non-executive director of Marsh MacLennan.

Justin King

Mr. Justin M. King CBE serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Justin is currently Vice Chairman of Terra Firma, acting as adviser to the General Partner. Between 2004 and 2014, he was the CEO of Sainsbury’s, leading the business through a major transformation. He has also previously held senior positions at M&S as Head of Food, as well as Asda, Haagen-Dazs, PepsiCo and Mars.

Pip McCrostie

Ms. Pip McCrostie serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Ms. Pip was a member of Ernst and Young’s Global Executive Board from 2008 until her retirement in 2016. At EY she gained extensive financial experience and led and transformed the Global Corporate Finance business. She was founder and co-founder respectively of the Global Transaction Tax Network and UK Transaction Tax Group and a non-executive director of Inmarsat from 2016 to 2019.

Sapna Sood

Ms. Sapna Sood serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Sapna is a Group Director at Compass Group PLC where she leads the International Clients and Market Development business. She has in-depth knowledge of running complex supply chains, including in food and clothing, as well as experience of leading large transformation programmes. She has held leading operational roles in the building materials and industrial gas sectors in Europe and Asia-Pacific, latterly as CEO and President of LafargeHolcim in the Philippines. She has been a non-executive director at Kering since 2016 with her term due to expire on 16 June 2020.