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Vesuvius PLC (VSVS.L)

VSVS.L on London Stock Exchange

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28 Oct 2020
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John McDonough

67 2012 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Patrick Andre

2017 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Guy Young

2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Thiago Avelar

2020 President - Advanced Refractories

Patrick Bikard

2014 President - Operations

Karena Cancilleri

2019 President - Foundry

Tanmay Ganguly

52 2020 President - Flow Control

Agnieszka Tomczak

2018 Chief Human Resource Officer

Henry Knowles

2013 General Counsel, Company Secretary

Friederike Helfer

44 2019 Non-Executive Director

Hock Goh

65 2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

Jane Hinkley

2012 Non-Executive Independent Director

Douglas Hurt

2015 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Holly Koeppel

61 2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

John McDonough

Mr. John McDonough CBE serves as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. John spent 11 years as Group Chief Executive Officer of Carillion plc until he retired in 2011. Prior to this, he spent nine years working for Johnson Controls. He served as Chairman of The Vitec Group plc until retiring from the board at its AGM in May 2019. He has also previously served as a Nonexecutive Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of Tomkins plc, as a non-executive Director of Exel plc and as a Trustee of Team Rubicon UK. John was awarded a CBE in 2011 for services to industry.

Patrick Andre

Mr. Patrick Andre serves as Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Patrick was President of the Vesuvius Flow Control business unit prior to his appointment as Chief Executive of the Group. Before joining the Group in 2016, he served as Executive Vice President Strategic Growth, CEO Europe and CEO for Asia, CIS and Africa for Lhoist company, the world leader in lime production. Prior to this, he was CEO of the Nickel division, then CEO of the Manganese division of ERAMET group, a global manufacturer of nickel and special alloys.

Guy Young

Mr. Guy Franklin Young serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Guy was Chief Financial Officer of Tarmac and latterly Lafarge Tarmac, the British building materials company, between 2011 and 2015. Prior to this he spent 13 years working at Anglo American plc in various senior financial and business development positions, including as Chief Financial Officer of Scaw Metals Group, the South African steel products manufacturer. Guy is qualified with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Thiago Avelar

Mr. Thiago Avelar serves as President - Advanced Refractories of the Company. Thiago joined Vesuvius in February 2019 as Regional VP Steel, South America, where he was responsible for Vesuvius’ Steel Operations in South America. Prior to joining the Group, he worked for RHI Magnesita and Arcelor Mittal in various technical and marketing roles based in Europe and Brazil. Thiago is based in London, UK.

Patrick Bikard

Mr. Patrick Bikard serves as President - Operations of the Company. Appointed President, Operations in January 2014 with an emphasis on improving safety and quality, and reducing inventories, creating value through customer focus, lean techniques and continuous improvement. He was also given responsibility for Technology in 2019. He was previously Vice President for Manufacturing, QHSE, Engineering and Purchasing and, prior to joining Vesuvius, he held senior operational roles at Renault, Alstom and Faurecia. Patrick is based in Ghlin, Belgium.

Karena Cancilleri

Ms. Karena Cancilleri serves as President - Foundry of the Company. Karena joined the Group from Beaulieu International Group, where she served for six years as VP Engineered Products and latterly President Engineered Products. She has a broad breadth of managerial experience spanning various international leadership roles in companies such as FiberVisions, Kraton Corporation and Shell. Karena is based in London, UK.

Tanmay Ganguly

Mr. Tanmay Kumar Ganguly serves as President - Flow Control of the Company. Currently President, Business Development and has been appointed President, Flow Control with effect from 1 April 2020. Prior to this, Tanmay served as President, Advanced Refractories for five years. He joined the Group in India as Managing Director of Vesuvius India Ltd, before serving as Vice President Steel Flow Control and Advanced Refractories, South Asia. Tanmay is based in Barlborough, UK.

Agnieszka Tomczak

Ms. Agnieszka Tomczak serves as Chief Human Resource Officer of the Company. Appointed as Chief HR Officer in October 2018. Agnieszka has over 25 years of senior leadership experience in multinational companies spanning various business sectors and industries. Prior to joining Vesuvius, she spent 12 years at ICI, which was subsequently acquired by Akzo Nobel, in regional and global HR roles. Agnieszka is based in London, UK.

Henry Knowles

Mr. Henry Knowles serves as General Counsel, Company Secretary of the Company. Appointed as General Counsel & Company Secretary in September 2013. Prior to joining Vesuvius, Henry spent eight years at Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC, a generic pharmaceutical manufacturer with significant operations in the Middle East, North Africa and the United States where he held the roles of General Counsel and Company Secretary. Henry took responsibility for the Intellectual Property function in 2019. Henry is based in London, UK.

Friederike Helfer

Ms. Friederike Helfer serves as Non-Executive Director of the Company. Ms. Friederike is a Partner of Cevian Capital. Friederike joined Cevian in 2008 and from 2013 to 2017, served on the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee of Valmet, a Finnish engineering company, in which Cevian was also invested. Prior to joining Cevian, Friederike Helfer worked at McKinsey & Company. She is a CFA charter holder.

Hock Goh

Mr. Hock Goh serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Hock spent 25 years with Schlumberger, where his roles included serving as President of Network and Infrastructure Solutions in London, President of Asia-Pacific, and Vice President and General Manager of China. Following this, Hock spent seven years as a Partner of Baird Capital Partners Asia, based in China. He has previously served as Chairman of Advent Energy Ltd and MEC Resources Ltd, and as a Non-executive Director of Harbour Energy Ltd.

Jane Hinkley

Ms. Jane Hinkley serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Jane was Managing Director of Navion Shipping AS for three years until 2001. Prior to this, she spent a large part of her executive career working at Gotaas-Larsen Shipping Corporation, the liquefied natural gas shipping specialist, where she served as Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director. She served as Chairman of Teekay GP LLC until May 2019, as a Non-executive Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of Premier Oil plc until December 2019, and was also previously a Non-executive Director of Revus Energy ASA. Jane is a Chartered Accountant.

Douglas Hurt

Mr. Douglas Malcolm Hurt serves as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Douglas was Finance Director of IMI plc, the global engineering group, for nine years until 2015. Prior to this, he spent 23 years at GlaxoSmithKline plc where he held a number of senior finance and general management positions. Douglas served as Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Tate & Lyle plc until July 2019. He began his career at Price Waterhouse. Douglas is a Chartered Accountant.

Holly Koeppel

Ms. Holly Keller Koeppel serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. From 2000 to 2009, Holly worked at American Electric Power Company, Inc., latterly serving as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to this, she spent 15 years at the Consolidated Natural Gas Corporation in a variety of management roles which included four years based in Australia. From 2010 to 2017, Holly was Co-Head of Citi Infrastructure Investors (which was renamed Gateway). She has also served as a Director of Integrys Energy Group, Inc., and Reynolds American Inc.