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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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    Mark Strickland Chief Financial Officer

    Appointed in January 2021

    Mark has operated at the C-Suite level for more than 25 years, possessing extensive and hands-on Finance experience across Chemicals, Logistics, Retail / Own-label Food Businesses (both Meat and Dairy), B2B / B2C Services, Insurance and Financial Services.

    More recently Mark has been involved in a number of business turnarounds / transformations and has delivered a number of successful Private Equity exits (having worked with CBPE, Apollo and Promethean).

    Immediately prior to joining McBride PLC, he was Interim Chief Financial Officer at The AA PLC.

    Mark has an MBA from Manchester Business School and is Fellow member of CIMA.

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    Steve Hannam Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
    Member of

    The Audit and Risk 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 and Risk 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 Group plc, Senior Independent Director at Custodian REIT plc and a Non-Executive Director of private company Fresca Group, where she chairs the Audit Committee.

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    Alastair Murray Independent Non-Executive Director
    Member of

    The Nomination Committee, Audit and Risk Committee and The Remuneration Committee

    Appointed in August 2021

    Skills and experience

    Alastair, a chartered management accountant, brings a strong financial background, having operated as Chief Financial Officer of Premier Foods plc until August 2019.

    Alastair has recent and relevant financial experience across a number of listed companies, including Premier Foods plc, Dairy Crest plc and The Body Shop International plc. As well as a background in Finance, Alastair has significant experience in corporate strategy, restructuring and M&A.

    Other roles

    Alastair is an independent member of the Audit and Risk Committee at the Department for Education.

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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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    Regi Aalstad Non-Executive Director
    Member of

    The Audit Committee, The Remuneration Committee and The Nomination Committee

    Appointed in March 2022 Appointed in March 2022

    Skills and experience

    Regi has extensive leadership experience in global fast moving consumer goods. She has held Regional General Manager and Vice President positions with Procter & Gamble in Europe, Asia, Middle East, and Africa.

    She first joined P&G in the Nordics within the laundry & cleaning sector. Regi is currently a Non-Executive Director at the Ontex Group and in several tech-starts up in Switzerland, where she resides. She also works as an advisor to Private Equity and coach.

    Regi holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan, USA.

    Other roles

    Regi has previously held Non-Executive Director positions at Telenor ASA, Geberit AG and as chair of an international NGO.

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    Glenda MacGeekie Chief Legal Officer & 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)

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Board schedule of reserved matters
Audit and Risk committee terms of reference
Remuneration committee terms of reference
Nomination committee terms of reference
Disclosure committee terms of reference
Articles of Association
RNS change of auditors (November 2011)
Auditors Letter of Resignation (November 2011)
KPMG Supporting Statement

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