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    Jeffrey Nodland Chairman
    Chair of

    The Nomination Committee

    Member of

    The Remuneration Committee

    Appointed in June 2019

    Skills and experience

    Jeffrey has 11 years’ experience in consumer chemicals manufacturing, including both private label and contract manufacturing activities.

    He was most recently President and CEO of KIK Custom Products, retiring in February 2019 after eleven years in the role. KIK is one of North America’s largest independent manufacturers of consumer packaged goods, including personal care, branded and private label household care, automotive chemicals and pool and spa chemicals. KIK also had important activities in the EU in their automotive and pool and spa care business units. During that time Jeff led the financial turnaround and growth of the business both organically and via acquisition.

    Previously, Jeff held executive positions at specialty chemical businesses including Hexion Speciality Chemicals, Inc., McWhorter Technologies and The Valspar Corporation, with responsibility for activities at a number of chemical plants in Europe.

    Other roles

    Independent Non-Executive Director of EcoSynthetix. He is also a board member of the Augsburg University in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

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    Chris Smith Chief Executive Officer

    Appointed in January 2015 as CFO and CEO from June 2020

    Skills and experience

    Chris is a chartered accountant and has more than 25 years' experience working in manufacturing businesses in highly competitive industries across the UK, Europe and the Far East.

    From 2008 to 2014, Chris was Group Finance Director at API Group plc, the AIM listed specialty metallic film, foil and laminates producer. Other previous roles have included Scapa plc, where he was Finance and IT Director for Europe & Asia and also a number of senior finance roles at Courtaulds plc, where he gained extensive international experience, including overseas positions based in Germany and Hong Kong.

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    Clive Jennings Interim Chief Financial Officer

    Appointed in June 2020

    Clive has extensive experience gained within the finance functions of large consumer and business facing businesses. He was the Group Finance Director at The Rank Group Plc from July 2011 to August 2018 and held a number of other senior finance roles during the period 2000 to 2011. Earlier in his career he held finance roles at Lex Service, Forte, Mercury One 2 One and Intercontinental Hotels. He is a Chartered Accountant.

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    Steve Hannam Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
    Member of

    The Audit Committee, The Remuneration Committee and The Nomination Committee

    Appointed in February 2013

    Skills and experience

    Steve brings extensive experience of independent Board level scrutiny, having held a number of positions as Chairman and Non-Executive Director in listed companies during his career, as well as senior executive positions both internationally and in the UK.

    Steve brings diversity of style, skill and experience and makes him ideally suited for the role of Senior Independent Director, ensuring a challenging mindset when setting and monitoring implementation of the Group's strategy.

    Steve's previous positions have included Chairman of Aviagen International Inc, Non-Executive Director of Clariant AG and AZ Electronic Materials Services Limited, Group Chief Executive of BTP Chemicals plc and, most recently, Chairman of Devro plc and Senior Independent Director of Low & Bonar plc.

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    Elizabeth McMeikan Independent Non-Executive Director
    Chair of

    The Remuneration Committee

    Member of

    The Audit Committee and The Nomination Committee

    Appointed in November 2019

    Skills and experience

    Liz has extensive experience within the consumer goods and retail sectors, including senior management roles in operations and marketing at Colgate Palmolive and Tesco.

    Previously Liz was Senior Independent Director at J.D. Wetherspoon plc and Remuneration Committee chair at Flybe plc.

    Other roles

    Senior Independent Director at Unite Group plc, a Non-Executive Director of Dalata Hotel Group plc and a Non-Executive Director of private company Fresca Group, where she chairs the Audit Committee.

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    Neil Harrington Independent Non-Executive Director
    Chair of

    The Audit Committee

    Member of

    The Nomination Committee and The Remuneration Committee

    Appointed in January 2012

    Skills and experience

    Neil, a chartered accountant, brings a strong financial background, having operated as an executive Group Finance Director in a range of global consumer facing businesses under both PLC and Private Equity ownership, with extensive experience of operating internationally.

    In particular, Neil has led complex corporate finance transactions including acquisitions, disposals and corporate restructures, where his wealth of knowledge in debt structuring, financing, investment and banking facilities has been invaluable.

    Neil has held senior finance roles in a number of global listed companies, including ASDA/Walmart Stores Inc., Barclays Bank plc, French Connection Group plc and Mothercare PLC. In his previous role Neil was CFO of Cath Kidston Group Limited. Neil’s financial background and expertise leave him eminently suitable to hold the role of Audit Committee Chair.

    Other roles

    Chief Financial Officer of Medivet Limited since 2019.

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    Igor Kuzniar Non-Executive Director
    Member of

    The Nomination Committee

    Appointed in June 2019

    Skills and experience

    Igor brings a strong background in finance, operational efficiency and strategy. He has 12 years’ experience as an investor in mid-sized European companies.

    He also has experience as a management consultant advising multinational corporations across various industries.

    In 2013, Igor co-founded Teleios Capital Partners. Teleios is an investment firm that acquires ownership positions in European public companies, seeking to help them maximise their long-term potential by working constructively with management and other shareholders. Prior to Teleios, he was a Partner at the investment firm Octavian Advisors and a management consultant for McKinsey & Company.

    Other roles

    Managing Partner, Teleios Capital Partners GmbH

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    Glenda MacGeekie General Counsel and Company Secretary

    Appointed in January 2020

    Skills and experience

    Glenda was appointed as General Counsel and Company Secretary on 6 January 2020.

    She is a member of the Executive Committee. Glenda joined McBride from Lookers plc, a motor retail and aftersales service group, where she was General Counsel & Company Secretary for nine years. Prior to that she worked in a number of private practice firms and was a Corporate Partner in Addleshaw Sons & Latham (now Addleshaw Goddard)