BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Board of Directors

1. Sir Brian Stewart *
Group Chairman
Brian Stewart (66) was appointed as a non-executive Director of the Group in March 2010 and elected as Chairman of the Group in August 2010. He is a former chairman of Standard Life plc and both a former chairman and chief executive of Scottish & Newcastle plc. He is currently chairman of Miller Group, the housing, property and construction group.

2. John Dunsmore
Chief Executive Officer
John Dunsmore (52) was appointed Chief Executive Officer in November 2008. He is a former group chief executive of Scottish & Newcastle Plc. He is also a non-executive director of Fuller Smith & Turner Plc.

3. Stephen Glancey
Chief Operating Officer and Group Finance Director
Stephen Glancey (50) was appointed Chief Operating Officer in November 2008 and Group Finance Director in May 2009. A chartered accountant, he is a former group operations director of Scottish & Newcastle Plc.

4. Kenny Neison
Strategy Director
Kenny Neison (41) joined the Group in November 2008 and was appointed to the Board as Group Strategy Director and Head of Investor Relations in November 2009. He previously held a number of senior financial positions in Scottish & Newcastle plc, including UK finance director and finance director for Western Europe.

5. John Burgess *
John Burgess (60) became a non-executive Director of the Group in January 1999 following the leveraged buy-out of the Group by funds advised by BC Partners, and was re-appointed a non-executive Director on flotation in April 2004. He joined BC Partners in 1986 as one of the founding partners and was a partner there until his retirement in 2006.

6. Liam FitzGerald *
Liam FitzGerald (46) was appointed as a non-executive Director of the Group in April 2004. He has been a director of United Drug plc since 1996 and has served as its chief executive since 2000. He is also a non-executive director of Warner Chilcott plc.

7. John Hogan *
John Hogan (70) was appointed as a non-executive Director of the Group in April 2004. He was the managing partner of Ernst & Young in Ireland between 1994 and 2000 and was a member of its global board. He is currently a non-executive director of Abbey plc, Prudential International Assurance plc, and other private companies.

8. Richard Holroyd *
Richard Holroyd (64) was appointed as a non-executive Director of the Group in April 2004. He is currently a non-executive director of Otto Weibel AG and was a member of the UK Competition Commission from September 2001 to April 2010. He was previously the managing director of Colmans of Norwich and head of the global marketing futures department of Shell International.

9. Philip Lynch *
Philip Lynch (65) was appointed as a non-executive Director of the Group in April 2004. He is the chief executive of One51 plc; a non-executive director of FBD Holdings plc; and OpenHydro Group Limited.

10. Breege O’Donoghue *
Breege O’Donoghue (66) was appointed as a non-executive Director of the Group in April 2004. She is an executive director of Penneys/Primark.
She is chair of the Labour Relations Commission; a member of the Outside Appointments Board of the Code of Standards and Behaviour for the Civil Service; a trustee of IBEC; and was previously a director of An Post and Aer Rianta.

For information on independence of the Directors, please see Directors’ Statement of Corporate Governance

* Non-Executive Director
** The Audit Committee has determined that John Hogan is the Audit Committee financial expert.
*** Sir Brian Stewart stepped down from the Remuneration Committee on his appointment as Chairman.





Board Committees
Audit Committee** Nomination Committee Remuneration Committee*** Senior Independent Director
John Hogan (Chairman) Sir Brian Stewart (Chairman) Philip Lynch (Chairman) Richard Holroyd
Liam FitzGerald John Burgess Liam FitzGerald  
Richard Holroyd Philip Lynch Richard Holroyd  
  Breege O’Donoghue    

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