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Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC (RR.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Ian Davis

66 2013 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

D. Warren East

53 2015 Chief Executive, Director

Stephen Daintith

2017 Chief Financial Officer

Marion Blakey

68 2015 Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rolls-Royce North America Inc.

Christopher Cholerton

2016 President - Defence

Harry Holt

2016 President - Nuclear

Mikael Makinen

61 2016 President - Marine

Andreas Schell

2017 Chief Executive Officer of Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG

Eric Schulz

2016 President - Civil Aerospace

Simon Kirby

2016 Chief Operating Officer

Paul Stein

2017 Chief Technology Officer

Mark Gregory

67 2015 General Counsel

David Smith

2017 Executive Director

Mary Humiston

2014 Human Resources Director

Ben Fidler

2017 Director - Group Financial Planning & Analysis

Ben Story

2016 Strategic Marketing Director

Pamela Coles

55 2014 Company Secretary

Beverly Goulet

62 2017 Non-Executive Director

Lewis Booth

68 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Ruth Cairnie

63 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Frank Chapman

2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

Irene Dorner

62 2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

Hsien Yang Lee

60 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Bradley Singer

50 2016 Non-Executive Non Independent Director

Kevin Smith

57 2016 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Jasmin Staiblin

47 2012 Non-Executive Independent Director

John Dawson

2015 Acting Director – Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Ian Davis

Mr. Ian E. L. Davis is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC. He is senior partner emeritus of McKinsey & Company. He was a partner at McKinsey for 31 years until 2010 and served as chairman and worldwide managing director of McKinsey between 2003 and 2009. He brings significant financial and strategic experience to the Board. He has worked with and advised global organisations and companies in a wide variety of sectors as well as in the public sector, enabling him to draw on knowledge of diverse issues and outcomes to assist the Board. His role in the Cabinet Office, from which he stepped down in March 2016, gives him a unique perspective on government affairs.

D. Warren East

Mr. D. Warren A. East, CBE, is Chief Executive, Director of Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc., since July 2015, Warren East became Chief Executive of Rolls-Royce succeeding John Rishton. He was appointed a Non-Executive Director in 2014 and served as Chairman of the Science and Technology Committee, as well as being a member of the Audit Committee and Nominations and Governance Committee. Warren is a Non-Executive Director of Dyson Limited. He is a Chartered Engineer, educated at Oxford and Cranfield Universities. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a Distinguished Fellow of the BCS (The Chartered Institute for IT). Prior to joining Rolls-Royce, Warren worked for ARM Holdings plc and was CEO from 2001-2013. He has also served as a Non-Executive Director on several boards of Engineering and Technology companies. In 2007, Warren was named Business Leader of the year at the National Business Awards and was named in Barron's list of the world's best 30 CEOs in 2011 and 2013. He was made CBE in the 2014 New Year Honours list for services to Engineering and Technology.

Stephen Daintith

Mr. Stephen W. Daintith is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He joined Rolls-Royce in April 2017. Before joining Rolls-Royce, Stephen had worked in the media sector for twelve years. He was CFO of DMGT plc from January 2011 to April 2017. From April 2008 Stephen was based in New York as the CFO and COO of Dow Jones, part of News Corporation. Prior to that role Stephen worked in London as the CFO of News International, also part of News Corporation. Stephen previously held several executive positions during his nine years at British American Tobacco which he joined in early 1996. Stephen finished his career at British American Tobacco as the CEO of the BAT Switzerland after previously spending three years as CEO in Bangladesh. Previous roles at British American Tobacco included CFO in Pakistan and also in South Africa. Prior to joining British American Tobacco Stephen was Head of Internal Audit at Forte plc which he joined in August 1995. Stephen started his career in September 1985 with Price Waterhouse where he trained and qualified as a member of the ICAEW. He was based in London and Chicago during his time with Price Waterhouse and worked with a variety of clients. Stephen was born and educated in north-west England. He graduated from Leeds University in 1985.

Marion Blakey

Ms. Marion C. Blakey is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rolls-Royce North America Inc., subsidiary of the company. Prior to joining Rolls-Royce, Blakey served in various senior executive roles including; President and Chief Executive Officer of the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Born in Gadsden, Ala., Blakey received her bachelor’s degree with honors in international studies from Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, a fellow in the Royal Aeronautical Society and has received numerous honorary degrees and awards, including the National Aeronautic Association’s Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy in 2013.

Christopher Cholerton

Mr. Christopher Cholerton is President - Defence of the Company since January 2016, Chris Cholerton was appointed to the Executive Leadership Team. He is President – Defence. He has held Engineering, Programme and Operational business leadership positions in Civil Aerospace, Defence and Energy business sectors, all within Rolls-Royce. He also serves on the Board of Rolls-Royce North America Holdings. From June 2006 to December 2011, Chris led the company’s largest new product introduction and production programmes within the Civil Aerospace business. He was Director – Trent XWB Programme, leading all aspects of the engine programme to power the Airbus A350 XWB family, achieving milestones up to the first engine flight. Before this he was Director – Boeing Programmes, responsible for the Trent 1000 development. He was also Director – Airbus Production Programmes. Chris joined Rolls-Royce as an undergraduate in 1981. He graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Engineering Science from Oxford University in 1984 and is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer, a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and a Fellow of the Association of Project Management.

Harry Holt

Mr. Harry Holt is President - Nuclear of the Company since January 2016. Accountable for Rolls-Royce’s Nuclear business across both civil and defence markets. Harry has held a number of senior roles in Rolls-Royce, most recently the Group’s Operations Strategy Director accountable for defining and driving the operations strategy of the Group. Prior to that he was President, Controls and Data Services, a wholly owned Rolls-Royce business which manufactures engine controls and provides data services to optimise product performance for our customers. Before that, Harry was Strategy Director, Aerospace Division, responsible for business strategy, future programmes and new business opportunities across Rolls-Royce’s Aerospace portfolio. And Harry’s initial role in the company was Director Global Government Relations, leading a global team which represented the interests of Rolls-Royce to governments and government institutions internationally. Prior to joining Rolls-Royce Harry had a distinguished career in the British Army, fulfilling some of Defence's most demanding appointments, both as a commander on combat operations and as a strategic planner in the UK’s Ministry of Defence. Harry is a non-executive Director of the Go Ahead Group plc and chairs the Royal Foundation’s Endeavour Fund.

Mikael Makinen

Mr. Mikael Makinen is President - Marine of the Company since January 2016, Mikael Makinen was appointed to the Executive Leadership Team. He is President – Marine, a post he has held since joining the company in April 2014. Prior to joining Rolls-Royce Mikael was President of leading maritime cargo solutions provider McGregor 2012 -2014. Before this Mikael held a number of senior positions at Wärtsilä, including Group Vice President and Deputy to CEO responsible for Wärtsilä’s Marine business and Asian strategy, as well as Managing Director, Wärtsilä Group Singapore. Mikael attended the Helsinki University of Technology where he received a Master of Science in 1980. Mikael is a Member of the Board of Directors of Stora Enso OyJ, in Finland.

Andreas Schell

Mr. Andreas Schell is Chief Executive Officer of Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG of the Company since 1 January 2017. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of its subsidiary MTU and President of the Rolls-Royce Power Systems business unit. Andreas is also responsible for the Technology division, Operations and Sales. Before joining Rolls-Royce Andreas worked for United Technologies Corporation (UTC) Aerospace Systems in the United States, where he was Vice President Digital Strategy, having previously held the position of President of the Actuation & Propeller Systems business unit, President of the Electric Systems and Vice President Aerospace Power Systems. He had been involved with advanced electric systems in the automotive industry, holding the position of Vice President Electrical and Electronics Core Engineering at Chrysler, where he was responsible for developing electric systems for Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge. Andreas has a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Clausthal University of Technology in Germany and an executive MBA from Michigan State University in the United States. Andreas is a member of the Association of German Engineers (VDI) and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).

Eric Schulz

Mr. Eric Schulz is President - Civil Aerospace of the Company since January 2016, Eric Schulz was appointed to the Executive Leadership Team as President – Civil Aerospace. Eric joined Rolls Royce in February 2010 as COO – Gas Turbine Services. He became COO – Civil Aerospace in 2011, before to be appointed President – Civil Large Engines in January 2013. Eric started his career at Aerospatiale/Airbus. In 1989, he joined UTA French Airlines where he worked in several positions in maintenance and operations. In 1996, he became President of Air Liberte Industries, part of British Airways Group. In 2000, Eric moved to the US where he worked for EADS as President of EADS Aeroframe, which was a joint venture between EADS and Northrop Grumman. In 2003 Eric was appointed by Goodrich as President of Aviation Technical Services based in Seattle before becoming President of Goodrich Actuation Systems three years later, where he worked until he joined Rolls Royce. A native of France, Eric holds two Masters Degrees: Mechanical Engineering from the Ecole d’Ingenieurs of Geneva and Aeronautical Engineering from ESTA-Paris. He also followed an Executive Leadership Program from the University of California, Berkeley.

Simon Kirby

Mr. Simon Kirby is Chief Operating Officer of the Company. He joined Rolls-Royce in January 2017. Prior to joining, Simon was Chief Executive of HS2 Ltd, the company accountable for development, construction and operation of the new UK High Speed Rail network. Before HS2, Simon was at Network Rail where he was a Board member and Managing Director of Infrastructure Projects. He was responsible for the delivery of all their large enhancement and renewal infrastructure projects. Before then, he held various positions in the defence industry within Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering, GEC Marconi and BAE Systems. In addition to his duties at HS2, Simon is also a board director of the Major Projects Association. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Civil Engineers (FICE), the Association of Project Management (APM) and John Moores University.

Paul Stein

Mr. Paul Stein is Chief Technology Officer of the company since April 2017, Paul Stein was appointed to the Executive Leadership Team as Chief Technology Officer. Paul joined Rolls-Royce in 2010 as Chief Scientific Officer and for two years acted as the Engineering and Technology Director for the Company’s Nuclear business in addition to his Chief Scientific Officer responsibiities. His most recent role was Director of Research & Technology, accountable for the company’s global investment in R&T, as well as fostering innovation and promoting and sustaining specialist engineering talent. Paul was Director General, Science and Technology, at the UK Ministry of Defence immediately prior to joining Rolls-Royce. Before that, he was Managing Director of Roke Manor Research and in 2003 was appointed to the Siemens UK Executive Management Board, leading technology and contributing to business strategy. Paul holds an Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree from King's College, London. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Mark Gregory

Mr. Mark Gregory is General Counsel of the Company. He joined Rolls-Royce in 2005 and was appointed General Counsel in October 2015. Before then he held various positions in the Group, most recently as Head of Legal and Commercial. In February 2016, Mark was appointed as a member of the Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG (“RRPS”) Supervisory Board, and sits on the RRPS Audit Committee. Before joining Rolls-Royce, Mark trained and practiced at Lovells (now Hogan Lovells) in London and Hong Kong. He studied English and German law and is a practising Solicitor (England and Wales).

David Smith

Mr. David Smith is Executive Director of the Company. Mr. David joined Rolls-Royce in January 2014 as Chief Financial Officer for the Aerospace Division. Before joining Rolls-Royce he was Chief Financial Officer for technology group, Edwards. He has spent over 25 years in the automotive industry at Ford and Jaguar Land Rover. When Jaguar Land Rover was sold to the Tata Group in 2008 he stayed on as CEO until 2010, helping to manage transition to the new ownership. External appointments: David is a non-executive director of Motability Operations Group plc.

Mary Humiston

Ms. Mary E. Humiston is Human Resources Director of the Company. She has held a variety of senior positions in HR, across a number of companies and sectors, most recently as Senior Vice President Human Resources at Applied Materials, a global leader in semi-conductor technology. Prior to that Mary was Vice President Human Resources at Honeywell Inc., a Fortune 100 global technology company, which included three years based in Brussels as Vice President HR Europe, Middle East & Africa. Mary started her career at General Electric on the HR Leadership graduate programme and spent seven years in HR and GE’s Corporate Audit Staff. Mary has an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Ben Fidler

Ben Story

Mr. Ben Story is Strategic Marketing Director of the company since October 2016, Ben Story was appointed to the Executive Leadership Team as Strategic Marketing Director. Ben has over 25 years of investment banking experience, working with clients around the world on privatisations, M&A, restructurings, equity raisings and financings. Throughout most of his career, Ben has focused on the industrials sector, including aerospace & defence and transportation. Prior to joining Rolls-Royce, Ben was Head of UK Investment Banking & Broking at Citi from 2013. Previously, he worked at Deutsche Bank from 2005 to 2012, where he was Head of Industrials EMEA & Asia Pacific, and at Morgan Stanley from 1997, where he led the Transportation & Business Services EMEA & Asia-Pacific team. Ben has a BSc in Management Sciences from the University of Warwick. He is a Board Member of Transport for London and a Governor of the Warwick Manufacturing Group Academy Coventry.

Pamela Coles

Ms. Pamela Coles is an Executive Director of the Company. She has been a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators since 1997 having held a variety of Company Secretary roles throughout her career. She joined Rolls-Royce from Centrica plc, where she was Head of Secretariat. Pamela’s previous roles also include Group Company Secretary and a member of the executive committee at The Rank Group plc and Company Secretary & Head of Legal at RAC plc.

Beverly Goulet

Ms. Beverly K. Goulet is Non-Executive Director of the Company., effective 3 July 2017. Beverly, a US national, has most recently been serving as a senior executive with American Airlines Group from which she will retire at the end of June 2017. Formerly a practising lawyer, she joined American Airlines in 1993. Her recent roles included Chief Restructuring Officer, helping lead American Airlines through its successful emergence from Chapter 11, and Executive Vice President and Chief Integration Officer, leading the integration of American Airlines and US Airways. Earlier in her career she was Vice President - Corporate Development and Treasurer. She is currently Chair of American Airlines Federal Credit Union.

Lewis Booth

Mr. Lewis W. K. Booth is Non-Executive Independent Director of Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC, effective 5 May 2016. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee, Member of Nominations and Governance Committee, Science and Technology Committee Skills and experience: Lewis is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Ford Motor Company, a position he held for over three years until his retirement from the company in April 2012. During his 34-year career at Ford he held a series of senior positions in Europe, Asia, Africa and the United States. Lewis began his career with British Leyland, before joining Ford in 1978. He was awarded a CBE in June 2012 for services to the UK automotive and manufacturing industries. External appointments: Lewis is a director of Mondelez International Inc, Gentherm Inc and the University of Liverpool in America Inc.

Ruth Cairnie

Ms. Ruth Cairnie is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. effective September 1, 2014. She is the Member of Nominations and Governance Committee, Remuneration Committee, Science and Technology Committee Skills and experience: Ruth Cairnie was formerly Executive Vice President Strategy & Planning at Royal Dutch Shell Plc, where she held a number of senior international roles, including managing the Global Commercial Fuels business. She served on the boards of Shell Pakistan Ltd and joint venture companies in Germany and Thailand. Ruth graduated in Joint Honours Mathematics & Physics from Bristol University and then took a Masters in Advanced Studies, Maths, at Cambridge University. External appointments: Ruth is currently a Non-Executive Director of Associated British Foods plc and Keller Group plc. She is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Rotterdam School of Management. She has joined the POWERful Women board as industry chair.

Frank Chapman

Mr. Frank Joseph Chapman is Non-Executive Independent Director of Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC. He is the Chairman of the Safety and Ethics Committee, Member of Nominations and Governance Committee, Remuneration Committee Skills and experience: Sir Frank has worked in the oil and gas industry for 38 years including appointments within Royal Dutch Shell plc and BP p.l.c. He was Chief Executive of BG Group plc for 12 years until December 2012. Sir Frank is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Energy Institute.

Irene Dorner

Mrs. Irene M. Dorner is Non-Executive Independent Director of Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc., effective 27 July 2015. She Member of Nominations and Governance Committee, Safety and Ethics Committee and Audit Committee Skills and experience: Irene Dorner was CEO and President of HSBC USA until December 2014 where she was responsible for all of HSBC’s operations in the USA and played a key role in strengthening the financial institution’s risk processes. During a 29 year career at HSBC, she held a number of international roles including as the first woman to lead HSBC in Malaysia and launching its Islamic banking unit. She is a passionate advocate of diversity and inclusion.

Hsien Yang Lee

Mr. Lee Hsien Yang is Non-Executive Independent Director of Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC., effective January 2014. He is the Member of Audit Committee, Nominations and Governance Committee, Safety and Ethics Committee Skills and experience: Hsien Yang was Chief Executive of Singapore Telecommunications Limited for 11 years, He served as Chairman and non-executive director of Fraser and Neave Limited from 2007 until February 2013. External appointments: Hsien Yang serves as a Special Advisor of General Atlantic LLC. He is Chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, General Atlantic Singapore Fund Pte Ltd. and The Islamic Bank of Asia Private Limited, a director of The Singapore Exchange Limited, The Australian and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd and a member of the board of governors of Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. He is also President of the INSEAD South East Asia Council.

Bradley Singer

Mr. Bradley E. Singer is Non-Executive Non Independent Director of the Company. Brad is a Partner and Chief Operating Officer of ValueAct Capital, the San Francisco based Investment Company. ValueAct Capital is currently the largest investor in Rolls-Royce with a shareholding of 10.8%. Before joining ValueAct Capital, Brad had been Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Discovery Communications, Inc. and Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of American Tower Corp. Prior to these appointments, he worked as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs in New York and London. He is a Director of Motorola Solutions, Inc. and a former Director of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. and Citizens Communications Corp. His appointment follows the standard rigorous selection process that applies to all Non-Executive Directors of Rolls-Royce. Bradley Singer is a Director of Motorola Solutions, Inc. and is a former Director of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. and Citizens Communications Corp.

Kevin Smith

Sir Kevin Smith, CBE is Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company., effective 5 May 2016. He is the Member of the Nominations and Governance Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Science and Technology Committee. Skills and experience:Sir Kevin is a Senior Advisor to Unitas Capital, a leading Asian private equity firm. Prior to joining Unitas in 2012, Sir Kevin served for 9 years as CEO of GKN Plc., the FTSE100-listed global engineering and manufacturing company, after leading GKN’s Aerospace division from 1999 to 2003. Before joining GKN, he spent nearly 20 years with British Aerospace (BAE plc), predominantly in its Military Aircraft and Defence businesses before becoming Group Managing Director of BAE’s New Business division. Sir Kevin also served as a Non-Executive Director of Scottish and Southern Energy plc between June 2004 and July 2008. He was knighted in 2007 for services to industry, holds an honorary doctorate from Cranfield University and is a Fellow of the University of Central Lancashire, The Royal Aeronautical Society and The Chartered Institute of Management.

Jasmin Staiblin

Ms. Jasmin Staiblin is Non-Executive Independent Director of Non-Executive Director of Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC. She is the Member of Nominations and Governance Committee, Science and Technology Committee Skills and experience: Jasmin is the CEO of Alpiq Holding AG and was CEO of ABB Switzerland Ltd. until December 2012. She has lived and worked in Switzerland, Sweden and Australia. External appointments: Jasmin is a non-executive director of Georg Fischer AG and a member of the board of the Federal Institute of Technology, the ETH Domain.

John Dawson