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Stagecoach Group PLC (SGC.L)

SGC.L on London Stock Exchange

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7 Aug 2020
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Ray O'Toole

63 2020 Independent Chairman of the Board

Martin Griffiths

53 2013 Chief Executive, Executive Director

Ross Paterson

47 2013 Finance Director, Executive Director

Mike Vaux

2013 Company Secretary

Brian Souter

65 2020 Non-Executive Director

Gregor Alexander

56 2020 Senior Non-Executive Independent Director

James Bilefield

50 2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Karen Thomson

57 2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Ray O'Toole

Mr. Ray O'Toole serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. : Ray O’Toole served as the Chief Operating Officer of National Express Group until May 2010. In November 2013, Ray joined Kier Group, Fleet and Passenger Services as Managing Director. In July 2015, he led a management buy-out team with private equity investor, Endless LLP, to create Essential Fleet Services Limited, a company which provides 3,500 vehicles with contract hire and leasing to the local authority and corporate markets nationally. Ray continued to serve as Chief Executive of Essential Fleet Services Limited until February 2017. Ray O’Toole’s considerable commercial experience in the transport sector and particularly in both rail and bus passenger services provides him with an ideal background to contribute to the development of the Group’s broader strategy in response to the changes taking place in the Group’s main markets. He has also served for over 12 months on the remuneration committee at Yorkshire Water, where he is the Senior Independent Director. His experience there and his wider understanding of investor views are well-suited to him being the chair of the Group’s Remuneration Committee.

Martin Griffiths

Mr. Martin Andrew Griffiths serves as Chief Executive, Executive Director of the Company. He was appointed Chief Executive from 1 May 2013. Martin Griffiths is responsible for Group health, safety and environmental matters, overall strategy and management of all of the Group’s operations. A Chartered Accountant, Martin Griffiths joined Stagecoach in 1997 as Group Business Development Manager, before being appointed to the Board as Finance Director in April 2000. He has also served as the senior independent non-executive director of Robert Walters plc and as a non-executive director of Troy Income & Growth Trust plc. He was young Scottish Finance Director of the year in 2004.Virgin Rail Group Holdings Limited (Co-Chairman), AG Barr plc (Non-Executive Director), Rail Delivery Group Limited (Non-Executive Director).

Ross Paterson

Mr. Ross Paterson serves as Finance Director, Executive Director of the Company. Ross Paterson is responsible for the Group’s overall financial policy, taxation, treasury, corporate finance, City relations, financial reporting, information technology and employee benefits. He supports the Chief Executive in the management of the Group’s operations and new business development. A Chartered Accountant, Ross Paterson joined Stagecoach in 1999. He became Director of Finance & Company Secretary in 2007, with responsibility for treasury, corporate finance, City relations, financial reporting, internal audit and the company secretariat. He succeeded Martin Griffiths as Finance Director in 2013. Ross Paterson’s breadth and depth of finance experience is a key strength and enables the Board to understand well the overall financial position of the Group’s businesses and to evaluate and challenge prospective business developments. Ross’ broader business experience helps the Board to communicate its strategic vision to the investment community and other stakeholders.

Mike Vaux

Mr. Mike Vaux serves as Company Secretary of the Company., since January 1, 2013. He is qualified lawyer, joined Stagecoach in 2009 as Deputy Company Secretary. He previously held company secretarial roles at Holidaybreak plc, Thomas Cook Group plc and MyTravel Group plc.

Brian Souter

Sir Brian Souter serves as Non-Executive Director of the Company. He is a chartered Accountant, Sir Brian Souter co-founded Stagecoach. Sir Brian was named UK Master Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2010 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards and, in 2012, became the first public transport entrepreneur to be inducted into the British Travel and Hospitality Industry Hall of Fame. Sir Brian is the architect of the Group’s strategy and philosophy and was the Group’s Chief Executive until 1 May 2013. He has extensive knowledge of the ground transportation industry around the world and continues to support Martin Griffiths and the rest of the management team. Sir Brian has responsibility for the running of the Board. External appointments: Chairman, Souter Investments. Vice-President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

Gregor Alexander

Mr. Gregor Ramage Alexander has been appointed as Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company effective 1/7/2020., since April 1, 2013. He is a Chartered Accountant and has significant recent and relevant financial experience. He is the Finance Director of SSE plc, a FTSE 100 company. He has worked in the energy industry since 1990, when he joined Scottish Hydro Electric. He was appointed Finance Director and joined the Board of SSE in 2002, having previously been its Group Treasurer and Tax Manager.

James Bilefield

Mr. James Bilefield serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He has an international track record of successfully leading growing digital businesses. He managed the digital transformation of media group, Condé Nast, across 27 countries, scaled Skype’s global operations as part of its founding management team and held senior commercial and management roles at Yahoo!. In 2015, he joined ticketscript, Europe’s leading multichannel event ticketing business, as non-executive Chairman. Formerly CEO of global advertising technology company, OpenX, he also co-founded the local information business, UpMyStreet, following an investment banking career at JP Morgan Chase.

Karen Thomson

Ms. Karen Thomson serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Karen Thomson served as Chief Executive of AOL UK and President of AOL Europe, developing both the telecoms and advertising lines of the business. As a member of the Vodafone UK Board, Karen had responsibility for developing online strategy, customer experience and online sales performance. Karen was a non-executive director of UBM plc from 2006 to 2014 and served on its Audit, Nomination and Remuneration committees. Karen Thomson particularly draws on her experience of digital and consumer brands to help the Group to develop its digital and technology strategy and challenges management in the areas of finance and health, safety and environment through her Board committee memberships.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Ray O'Toole

61,000

Martin Griffiths

1,803,000

Ross Paterson

1,220,000

Mike Vaux

--

Brian Souter

217,000

Gregor Alexander

61,000

James Bilefield

61,000

Karen Thomson

61,000
As Of  27 Apr 2019