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Rentokil Initial PLC (RTO.L)

RTO.L on London Stock Exchange

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20 Sep 2019
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Richard Solomons

57 2019 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Andrew Ransom

55 2013 Chief Executive, Executive Director

Jeremy Townsend

54 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Chief Information Officer, Executive Director

Gary Booker

2018 Chief Marketing, Innovation and Strategy Officer

Daragh Fagan

47 2014 Group General Counsel, Company Secretary

Paul Cochrane

2016 Managing Director, Asia

Jurgen Hofling

2014 Managing Director, Europe

Alain Moffroid

2016 Managing Director, Pacific

John Myers

2013 Managing Director, North America

Phill Wood

2013 Managing Director, UK & Rest of World

Vanessa Evans

47 2016 Group Human Resources Director

John Pettigrew

49 2019 Senior Non-Executive Independent Director

Angela Seymour-Jackson

52 2012 Non-Executive Independent Director

Julie Southern

58 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Linda Yueh

2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Katharine Rycroft

2014 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Richard Solomons

Mr. Richard Solomons is appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company., effective 8 May 2019. Richard is Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings plc. Until June 2017, Richard was Chief Executive of InterContinental Hotels Group plc, and prior to that was Chief Financial Officer from IHG's inception as a standalone public company from 2003 to 2011. During his time at IHG Richard also held various finance roles as well as Chief Operating Officer and Interim President of IHG's Americas region. IHG is a global hospitality business with in excess of 5,000 hotels across almost 100 countries, and a diverse portfolio of brands. Richard first joined Bass plc, later Six Continents plc, the company from which IHG emerged, in June 1992 and held a number of finance roles in that organisation, including Finance Director of Britvic Soft Drinks. Prior to joining IHG, Richard worked in investment banking for seven years with Hill Samuel Bank, based in New York and London. Until July 2018 he was a non-executive director of Marks & Spencer Group plc. He also sits on the Board of Governors of the University of Manchester, where he studied Economics, before qualifying as a chartered accountant with KPMG in 1985.

Andrew Ransom

Mr. Andrew (Andy) Mark Ransom is Chief Executive, Executive Director of Rentokil Initial Plc. Andy joined Rentokil Initial in 2008 as the Executive Director of the global Pest Control business with functional responsibility for Corporate Development, M&A, Legal, Company Secretariat, Risk and Health & Safety. He was appointed Chief Executive of Rentokil Initial plc in October 2013. Andy has broad commercial experience gained in senior executive positions and legal roles. Andy joined Rentokil Initial from ICI where he held various positions as a senior lawyer and head of the mergers and acquisitions team since 1987. In 2005, he was appointed to the executive management team as Executive Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions, General Counsel and Company Secretary. He also had operational responsibility for ICI’s Regional and Industrial Division. During his career with ICI he spent several years working in its businesses in the US and Canada. Andy is a graduate of the University of Southampton and a qualified solicitor. He is Director and Trustee of Street League.

Jeremy Townsend

Mr. Jeremy Townsend is Chief Financial Officer, Chief Information Officer, Executive Director of Rentokil Initial plc. Jeremy joined Rentokil Initial as Chief Financial Officer in 2010 and, in addition, became Chief Information Officer in November 2013. He previously worked at Mitchells & Butlers, where he joined as Deputy Finance Director in June 2005 before becoming Finance Director in February 2008. He was previously employed by J Sainsbury plc where he held various finance roles including Group Financial Controller, Corporate Finance Director and Strategy Director. Prior to Sainsbury’s, Jeremy worked in audit and corporate finance at Ernst & Young LLP. Jeremy has a degree in Management Sciences from Manchester University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales. He is a Member of the Accounting Council of the Financial Reporting Council and NED, parkrun Trading Limited and parkrun Global Limited.

Gary Booker

Mr. Gary Booker is Chief Marketing, Innovation and Strategy Officer of the Company. Gary’s career includes senior leadership roles covering strategy and innovation as well as customer marketing for several high-profile businesses including Dixons Carphone, where he was Chief Marketing Officer and oversaw its Currys and PC World brands; Telefonica (O2); and Electronic Arts, where he gained strong experience across strategy and digital marketing. Prior to that Gary held senior roles at Dunlop Slazenger, Corinthian and Unipart. Gary holds an MBA in Strategic Marketing (University of Hull) and a BS (Hons) in Business Studies, Law and Psychology (University of Hertfordshire).

Daragh Fagan

Mr. Daragh Fagan is Group General Counsel, Company Secretary of Rentokil Initial PLC. Daragh is a qualified solicitor having trained at Herbert Smith and has extensive in-house legal and company secretarial experience in major listed multi-national corporations, including those with significant businesses in emerging markets. Daragh previously worked at Thomson Reuters as General Counsel, Europe & Asia, and General Counsel, EMEA of Reuters Group plc. Before joining Reuters, he spent 10 years working in the oil and gas industry for the Italian multi-national Eni SpA. Daragh has an MA in History from Cambridge University.

Paul Cochrane

Mr. Paul Cochrane is Managing Director, Asia of the Company. Paul joined Rentokil Initial in 1990 as Branch Manager of the Initial Hygiene business in New Zealand. He later became Managing Director of Initial Hygiene New Zealand & Fiji, Managing Director of Ambius in the UK, Managing Director of Initial Hygiene Pacific (Australia, New Zealand and Fiji) and then Senior Vice President of Rentokil Initial Asia before becoming Regional Managing Director for Asia. Paul has a diploma in Business from the University of Auckland and a Trade Certificate of Automotive Engineering from Manukau Technical Institute in New Zealand.

Jurgen Hofling

Mr. Jurgen Hofling is Managing Director, Europe of Rentokil Initial PLC. Jurgen joined Rentokil Initial in 2014 as Managing Director for Europe. He has significant experience in senior positions in the logistics sector and in sales and marketing, principally from 14 years at Deutsche Post and DHL International. He also has international management consultancy experience gained as the Founding Partner of Theron Management Advisors, an international management consultancy. He is a German national and fluent in English, French and German. Jürgen has an Integration & Marketing degree from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Alain Moffroid

Mr. Alain Moffroid is Managing Director, Pacific of the Company. He joined Rentokil Initial in 2013 as Managing Director of the Pest Control and Hygiene division in the Pacific. He joined from Unilever where he held the role of Vice President Customer Development, Unilever Asia and Africa, following a number of senior positions with Unilever Australasia. He has significant experience in marketing, sales and business development acquired during 23 years with Unilever in Europe, Asia and Pacific. He is a dual national Belgian/Australian and is fluent in English, French and Dutch. He holds an MSc Business from the Solvay Business School, University of Brussels.

John Myers

Mr. John Myers is Managing Director, North America of Rentokil Initial PLC. John joined Rentokil Initial in 2008 as President and Chief Executive of the Pest Control division in North America. Previously John served as Vice President (VP) of Business Development, Group VP, VP of Business Strategy and as Senior VP of Sales at Cintas Corporation. Prior to that, he was President and Chief Executive at Bio Quest LLC. John has a diverse business background, with extensive sales, marketing and business strategy experience. He is a graduate of the University of Vermont where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Additionally, he earned an MBA from Mercer University in Atlanta.

Phill Wood

Mr. Phill Wood is Managing Director, UK & Rest of World of Rentokil Initial PLC. Phill joined Rentokil Initial in 2006 as Managing Director Europe (Pest Control), to then be appointed as Managing Director of the Pest Control division in UK and Ireland in 2009. He has been Managing Director of UK & Rest of World since October 2013. Prior to joining Rentokil Initial Phill held a number of top management positions at Lex Services/RAC plc where he served for 15 years. Phill has extensive commercial and business development experience. He is a Chartered Management Accountant and holds a first class Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in Management Science from Loughborough University.

Vanessa Evans

Ms. Vanessa Evans is Group Human Resources Director of the Company. Vanessa joined Rentokil Initial in January 2016 as Group HR Director. Vanessa has had a successful career with some of the world’s best known consumer brands. She brings valuable business experience and expertise in human resources management. She joined from RSA Group plc where she was Group HR, Communications and Customer Director. Prior to that Vanessa was Global HR Director at Lego and Head of UK HR at GAP. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and holds a Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in Geography from Bulmershe College, University of Reading.

John Pettigrew

Mr. John Pettigrew is Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. John is Chief Executive of National Grid with a strong economic background and engineering leadership experience. John has a strong track record of developing and implementing global strategies for profitable growth at National Grid. His skillset includes service provision to a large customer base, delivering world-class levels of safety performance and driving transformational change in highly regulated environments. He has significant experience of the US market having led the generation and distribution businesses of National Grid in North America. John holds a BSc in Economics, an MSc in International Economics, is a fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology and sits on the Presidents Committee of the CBI.

Angela Seymour-Jackson

Ms. Angela Seymour-Jackson is Non-Executive Independent Director of Rentokil Initial plc. Angela is a qualified marketing professional and a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing. She brings to the Board experience of leading highly customer-focused businesses and improving processes and functions for a mobile workforce gained in various executive and other senior roles at RAC Motoring Services, Aviva UK Life, Aegon UK plc and Norwich Union Insurance. She has over 20 years of experience in retail financial services. Angela holds an MSc in Marketing.

Julie Southern

Ms. Julie Southern is Non-Executive Independent Director of Rentokil Initial PLC. Julie has extensive financial experience having had a long, successful career in a number of commercially oriented finance and related roles working for some of the world’s best known consumer brands. Julie, through her role as Chief Commercial Officer at Virgin Atlantic Ltd and her various non-executive roles, has gained significant exposure to commercial, legal, HR and operational challenges and responsibilities. Julie is a Chartered Accountant, having trained with Price Waterhouse, and has a BSc in Economics from Cambridge University.

Linda Yueh

Prof. Dr. Linda Yueh is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. As an economist, corporate lawyer and financial broadcaster Linda brings a diverse range of skills to the Board, including strong commercial experience gained through her work in corporate law and previous nonexecutive positions. Linda has acted in various advisory roles, including to the World Bank and the European Commission. Linda has obtained a BA at Yale; Masters at Harvard; Juris Doctorate at New York University; and an MA and doctorate at Oxford.

Katharine Rycroft