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DS Smith PLC (SMDS.L)

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24 May 2019
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Gareth Davis

2017 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Miles Roberts

52 2010 Group Chief Executive, Executive Director

Adrian Marsh

2013 Group Finance Director, Executive Director

Iain Simm

2016 Group General Counsel, Company Secretary

David Robbie

58 2019 Non-Executive Director

Rupert Soames

2019 Non-Executive Director

Christopher Britton

60 2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Jonathan Nicholls

61 2012 Senior Non-Executive Independent Director

Kathleen O'Donovan

58 2012 Non-Executive Independent Director

Louise Smalley

50 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Hugo Fisher

2015 Group Communications Director

Biographies

Name Description

Gareth Davis

Mr. Gareth Davis is the Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. is a Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of DS Smith Plc. He was appointed to the Board on 1 June 2010 as a non-Executive Director. He became Chairman of the Board on 4 January 2012. He is Chairman of both William Hill PLC and Wolseley Plc. He was previously Group Chief Executive of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC.

Miles Roberts

Mr. Miles W. Roberts is the Group Chief Executive, Executive Director of DS Smith Plc. He was appointed to the Board on 04 May 2010 as Group Chief Executive. He was previously Chief Executive of McBride plc from July 2005 until April 2010, having originally joined as its Group Finance Director in January 2002. He was a non-Executive Director of Care UK plc until May 2010. In his earlier years he gained an engineering degree at Bristol University, before training as an accountant. He brings to the Board extensive financial and strategic development experience. He was previously Chief Executive of McBride plc, having originally joined as its Group Finance Director.

Adrian Marsh

Mr. Adrian Marsh is the Group Finance Director, Executive Director of DS Smith Plc. Adrian Marsh joins DS Smith from Tesco PLC where he has been the Group Director of Tax, Treasury and Corporate Finance for the last three and a half years. Prior to this he was European CFO at AstraZeneca plc and CFO Global Building Products at Pilkington plc. He is a Fellow of both the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants and The Association of Corporate Treasurers.

Iain Simm

Mr. Iain Simm is the Group General Counsel and Company Secretary of the company, since 6 June 2016. He was previously General Counsel and Company Secretary with BBA Aviation plc and prior to that General Counsel at P&O Ports Ltd. He undertook his legal training with Slaughter and May LLP and worked for a number of years in their corporate and commercial group. He ensures a good flow of information to the Board and its Committees and between the GOC and the non-Executive Directors; facilitates all Director inductions; advises the Board on corporate governance; and keeps the Board up to date on all legal, regulatory and other developments.

David Robbie

Mr. David Robbie is Non-Executive Director of the Company. David is currently a non-executive director and audit committee chair of the FTSE 250 transport company FirstGroup PLC. Prior to that he served as finance director of can-maker Rexam PLC, before its £4.3 billion acquisition by the NYSE listed, Ball Corporation, in 2016. Prior to his role at Rexam, David served in senior finance roles at BTR plc before becoming Group Finance Director at CMG plc in 2000 and then Chief Financial Officer at Royal P&O Nedloyd N.V. in 2004. He served as a Non-Executive Director of the BBC between 2006 and 2010 and as Chairman of their Audit Committee. David qualified as a Chartered Accountant at KPMG.

Rupert Soames

Mr. Rupert Christopher Soames is appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Company., effective 3 September 2019. Rupert is currently Group Chief Executive Officer at Serco Group plc and was previously Chief Executive at Aggreko plc, and Chief Executive of Misys plc Banking and Securities Division. Until July 2016 Rupert was also Senior Independent Director of Electrocomponents plc and a member of their Remuneration, Nomination and Audit Committees.

Christopher Britton

Mr. Christopher P. Britton is the Non-Executive Independent Director of DS Smith PLC., since March 6, 2013. He is a non-Executive Director of Alliance Boots GmbH. Until the end of 2012 he was Chief Executive Officer of the Findus Group, a privately-owned frozen and chilled food company, having previously been an Executive Board member and President of the Baby Division of Royal Numico until its acquisition by Danone in November 2007. Before that he worked for Diageo for 20 years in various marketing and general management positions, including his final role as Global Marketing Director of Diageo.

Jonathan Nicholls

Mr. Jonathan C. Nicholls is no longer Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of DS Smith Plc., effective 3 September 2019. He was appointed to the Board on 01 December 2009. He was previously Group Finance Director of Hanson Plc and, most recently, Group Finance Director of Old Mutual Plc. He is a non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committees of Great Portland Estates plc and SIG plc and was a non-Executive Director of Man Group Plc.

Kathleen O'Donovan

Ms. Kathleen Anne O'Donovan is the Non-Executive Independent Director of DS Smith Plc. Kathleen is currently Senior Independent Director of ARM Holdings plc and chairs the Audit Committee. She was previously a non-Executive Director of Prudential plc, EMI Group plc, O2 plc and Trinity Mirror plc, and Senior Independent Director of Great Portland Estates plc. She has served as a Director on the Court of the Bank of England from 1998 to 2004 and was Chief Financial Officer of BTR plc and Invensys plc from 1991 to 2002.

Louise Smalley

Ms. Louise Smalley is the Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company effective June 23, 2014. Louise is Group Human Resources Director and is a Director of Whitbread PLC. Louise joined Whitbread in 1995 and has held the position as Group Human Resources Director since 2007. Ms. Smalley previously worked in the oil industry, with BP and Esso Petroleum.

Hugo Fisher

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