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SSP Group PLC (SSPG.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Clasper

2020 Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Simon Smith

2019 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Jonathan Davies

2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Helen Byrne

2007 General Counsel, Company Secretary

Carolyn Bradley

2019 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Ian Dyson

57 2014 Independent Non-Executive Director

Per Utnegaard

2015 Independent Non-Executive Director

Sarah John

2015 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Clasper

Mr. Michael Clasper CBE has been appointed as Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company effective 2/26/2020. He is currently Chairman of Coats Group plc, which is listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange. Between March 2014 and December 2018, he was Senior Independent Director of Serco Group plc. In addition to these positions, Mike has served on the boards across a wide range of businesses, including as Chairman of Which Limited, Chairman of HM Revenue & Customs, Senior Independent Director of ITV plc, President of the Chartered Management Institute and Operational Managing Director at Terra Firma Capital Partners Limited. He was Chief Executive of BAA plc and before that he held a number of senior executive positions at Procter & Gamble.

Simon Smith

Mr. Simon Smith serves as Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of the Company. Simon was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in June 2019, having joined SSP as Chief Executive Officer of the UK & Ireland region in 2014. Simon brings significant business and operational experience to the Board and has more than 25 years’ experience in the retail and catering sectors. Simon began his career at Fenwicks before moving to Allders Department Stores, and then Safeway where he worked in both commercial and marketing roles. Before joining SSP, Simon was at WHSmith for 10 years, most recently as Managing Director of WHSmith’s travel division. He joined the travel division of WHSmith in 2004 and held the roles of Trading Director and Chief Operating Officer before his promotion to Managing Director. During his tenure, the travel division expanded to more than 20 new international markets across Europe, India, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. In his previous role at SSP, in addition to running the UK business, Simon’s role broadened internationally, and he took full responsibility for the integration and development of the Company’s joint venture. Simon holds a first class Economics honours degree from Leeds University.

Jonathan Davies

Mr. Jonathan Davies serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of the Company. Jonathan has been the Chief Financial Officer of SSP since its formation within Compass Group in 2004. Jonathan brings extensive financial experience to SSP and has spent over 25 years working within retail and FMCG companies. Jonathan began his career in Unilever plc’s management development programme before joining OC&C, the strategic management consultancy, as a start up in 1987, where he was part of its rapid growth and development to become a leading international consulting firm. From 1995 to 2004 Jonathan worked for Safeway plc, where he was Finance Director on its Executive Board between 1999 and 2004. Jonathan is a Non-Executive Director of Assura plc, where he is Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee. Jonathan holds a degree in Chemistry from Oxford University and an MBA from INSEAD Business School, France.

Helen Byrne

Ms. Helen Byrne serves as General Counsel, Company Secretary of the Company. She joined SSP Group as General Counsel and Company Secretary in March 2007, and leads the Group legal team which she formed following her arrival at SSP. Helen is a solicitor and has extensive experience in providing commercial legal advice at board and group-wide level, having previously been company secretary and general counsel for Gullane Entertainment (formerly The Britt Allcroft Company) and HIT Entertainment. Helen holds a degree in law from Exeter University.

Carolyn Bradley

Ms. Carolyn Jane Bradley serves as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Carolyn joined the SSP Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director in October 2018. Carolyn has extensive experience in marketing and, having worked in the retail industry for over 30 years, brings a strong consumer focus. Carolyn brings significant board and board committee advisory experience to the Board. Carolyn spent over 25 years at Tesco, holding a number of roles including Chief Operating Officer for Tesco.com, Commercial Director for Tesco Stores and Tesco UK Marketing Director, before being appointed Group Brand Director in 2012. She was also a Non-Executive Director of Legal & General Group plc. Carolyn is a Non-Executive Director of Majid Al Futtaim Retail LLC, Marston’s plc (Senior Independent Director), The Mentoring Foundation and B&M European Value Retail S.A. She is a trustee and Deputy Chair of Cancer Research UK and a member of the Advisory Board of Cambridge Judge Business School. Carolyn graduated from the University of Cambridge with an MA in English Literature.

Ian Dyson

Mr. Ian Dyson serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Ian joined the SSP Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director in April 2014. Ian brings significant financial and business experience to the Board. Ian was formerly Chief Executive Officer (and then Non-Executive Director) of Punch Taverns plc, Chief Executive Officer of Spirit Pub Company plc, Group Finance & Operations Director at Marks & Spencer Group plc and Finance Director of The Rank Group plc. Prior to this he was Group Financial Controller of Hilton International Co. He joined Hilton from Le Meridien, a division of Forte Group plc, where he had been Finance Director. Ian has also been a Non-Executive Director of Misys plc. His early career was spent with Arthur Andersen where he was promoted to partner of the firm in 1994. Ian is Senior Independent Director of Flutter Entertainment plc (previously known as Paddy Power Betfair plc) and ASOS plc, and a Non-Executive Director of Intercontinental Hotels Group plc. Ian is also Chairman of the Audit Committee of both ASOS plc and Intercontinental Hotels Group plc. Ian qualified as a chartered accountant in 1986.

Per Utnegaard

Mr. Per H. Utnegaard serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Per joined the SSP Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director in July 2015. Per brings considerable international business experience to the Board. Per’s previous roles include Group Wholesale Director and a member of the Group Board at Alliance UniChem plc, Senior Vice President, Corporate Business Development at Danzas Holding Limited (a subsidiary of Deutsche Post AG) and various senior positions at TNT Post Group. Per has also been the Group President and the CEO of Swissport International Ltd, the Vice chairman of Swissport International AG, the Chairman of the Executive Board of Bilfinger SE and a Non-Executive Director of Xovis AG. Per has been a Non-Executive Director of Alvest Holding since April 2019 and Saudi Ground Services Company since May 2019. He has also been a board member of the Swiss University Sports Federation since April 2016. Per graduated from Northern Michigan University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Marketing.

Sarah John

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Michael Clasper

--

Simon Smith

1,336,000

Jonathan Davies

2,005,000

Helen Byrne

--

Carolyn Bradley

63,000

Ian Dyson

61,000

Per Utnegaard

50,000

Sarah John

--
As Of  30 Sep 2019