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    Jeffrey Nodland Chairman
    Chair of

    The Nomination Committee

    Member of

    The Remuneration Committee

    Appointed in June 2019

    Skills and experience

    Jeff has 12 years’ experience in consumer chemicals manufacturing businesses, including both private label and contract manufacturing activities.

    He was most recently President and CEO of KIK Custom Products, one of North America’s largest independent manufacturers of consumer-packaged goods (including branded and private label products), retiring in February 2019 after 1 years in the role. 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 Pioneer Recycling Inc. and Trademark Cosmetics Inc.

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    Chris Smith Chief Executive Officer

    Appointed in January 2015 as CFO and CEO from June 2020

    Skills and experience

    Chris joined the Company in 2015 as Chief Financial Officer. During the period 22 July 2019 to 1 November 2019 he held the position of Interim Chief Executive Officer and on 11 June 2020 he was appointed Chief Executive Officer.

    Chris’s career spans over 30 years working in listed manufacturing businesses in highly competitive global industries. He brings extensive experience of international leadership in multi-site and multi-country organisations, covering mostly the UK, Europe and Asia Pacific. From 2008 to 2014, Chris was Group Finance Director at API Group plc, the AIM-listed specialty metallic fi lm, foil and laminates producer. Other previous roles have included Scapa plc, where he was Finance and IT Director for Europe and 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, 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 a Fellow member of CIMA.


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    Elizabeth McMeikan Senior 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. This, combined with her strong non-executive experience, makes her an excellent addition to the Board.

    Her past appointments include Senior Independent Director and Remuneration Committee Chair of Unite Group plc, Senior Independent Director at J.D. Wetherspoon plc and Senior Independent Director and Remuneration Committee Chair at Flybe plc.

    Other roles

    Non-Executive Chair of Nichols plc, Senior Independent Director and Remuneration Committee Chair at Dalata Hotel Group plc, Senior Independent Director at Custodian REIT plc, Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Fresca Group Ltd.

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    Alastair Murray Independent Non-Executive Director
    Chair of

    The Audit and Risk Committee.

    Member of

    The Nomination 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. He 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

    Independent Member of the Audit and Risk Committee for the Department for Education and Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee at Greencore Group plc.

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    Regi Aalstad Independent Non-Executive Director (and designated Non-Executive Director for Employee Engagement)
    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 (P&G) in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. She first joined P&G in the Nordics within the laundry and cleaning sector. Regi is currently a Non-Executive Director at several tech start-ups in Switzerland, where she resides. She also works as an adviser to private equity companies and as a coach.

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

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

    Other roles

    Non-Executive Director at Billerud AB, Gmelius SA and Plair SA.

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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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