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SPECSAVERS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Doug Perkins Dame Mary Perkins John Perkins Richard Holmes Pauline Best Nigel Parker Joint Group CEO & Co-founder Co-founder Joint Group CEO Group Brand Director Global People & Organisation Director A qualified and registered optometrist for more than 50 years, Doug is accountable for the overall success of the partnership. Doug also has specific responsibilities for the advancement of professional standards across Specsavers and supporting the regulatory agenda across our markets. He and his wife Mary established Specsavers’ joint venture partnership model in 1984, with the vision of making eyecare more affordable. A qualified and registered optometrist for more than 50 years, Mary plays an active role in the business in a number of areas, including driving customer service standards, championing our values, and shaping our Corporate Responsibility (CR) commitments. Mary plays an active role with a number of national and local charities and was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2007. She was appointed ambassador for Vision Aid Overseas in 2009. John is responsible for the overall performance of the partnership and the strategic direction of the group. John joined Specsavers in 1998 and worked in UK stores and operations, as well as a number of international teams, before joining the Board in 2003. A qualified chartered accountant with an MBA in retailing, John spent five years with Deloitte before joining Specsavers. Richard joined the Board in 2007 as Marketing Director, and is responsible for brand development and marketing and PR activities in all countries, including our in-house creative agency. Before joining Specsavers, Richard worked for Boots for 10 years in a number of marketing roles. Prior to that, he worked for 13 years for Unilever, and was based in London, Paris and Milan. Pauline joined Specsavers in 2008 and is responsible for all elements of people and organisation strategy and activity across the group. She is also responsible for group services, including insurance and business continuity, office facilities, travel and aviation. Before joining Specsavers, Pauline spent 20 years working in mobile communications, including 12 years with Vodafone, where she most recently held the position of Global Leadership, Talent and People Capability Director. Managing Director - ANZ & Northern Europe Paul Fussey Sean Lawe Paul Bott Paul Marshall Stretch Kontelj Adrian Thompson Chief Financial & Commercial Officer Group Supply Chain Director Group Commercial Director Managing Director - UK/ROI Group Legal Director Group Chief Information Officer Paul joined Specsavers in 2009 and has overall accountability for the group finance, tax and treasury, legal, business change and commercial functions of the business, as well as the group’s supply chain. Paul assumed the role of Managing Director in Australia and New Zealand in December 2014 and returned to the UK as Chief Financial and Commercial Officer in 2017. He joined from Boots UK where he was Finance Director and, prior to that, held positions of Divisional Finance Director for Supply Chain and Shared Services, and Managing Director for Boots’ manufacturing division, with operations in the UK, France, Germany, Poland and the Far East. Sean joined Specsavers in 2002, initially working in the Product team, then on the group manufacturing and distribution strategy. Sean became Supply Chain Director in 2012 and is responsible for purchasing and supplying frames, lens manufacturing and distribution, contact lens and lens product development, equipment procurement, planning and data management. Before joining Specsavers, Sean worked for 10 years at Vision Express as Technical Services Director. Paul joined the Specsavers Executive Committee in 2017 and is responsible for all commercial development activity in support of our long-term strategy. Having joined Specsavers in 2005, Paul initially worked as a Commercial Manager. In 2007 he relocated to Melbourne, establishing our Hong Kong office and forming part of the team for our market entry into Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). As Commercial Director for ANZ, Paul was responsible for critical business functions, including Finance, IT, Commercial Projects and Optometry. Prior to joining Specsavers, Paul qualified as a chartered accountant, working for companies including Andersen, Deloitte and Severn Trent. Paul joined Specsavers in 2013 to assume responsibil ity for leading the development of our UK and ROI hearing businesses. In 2014, he assumed additional responsibility for leading our Healthcall and Corporate Eyecare operations. He became Joint Managing Director for the UK and ROI in 2015, bringing together optics, hearing and domiciliary under one leadership structure for the first time, and took full responsibility in June 2016. Before joining Specsavers, Paul was Group Managing Director at Vets4Pets for five years and, prior to that, he spent 16 years with leading UK supermarket chain Sainsbury’s. Stretch joined Specsavers in April 2008 as the first stores in Australia opened, and was a key member of the ANZ leadership team during our expansion across those markets. He became a member of the Specsavers Executive Committee in 2015 as Group Legal Director with responsibility for our legal function across all markets. Before joining Specsavers, he was General Manager for franchise retailer Sportsco and, prior to that, was partner in a legal firm for 14 years. Stretch has a long history of community involvement, particularly in supporting ethnic communities, for which he was awarded an Order of Australia Medal in 2001. Adrian joined Specsavers in 2017 as Global Chief Information Officer and is responsible for the overall leadership of the technology, digital and data functions, including the direction and execution of our global programmes and information governance. Before joining Specsavers, Adrian was Global Chief Information Officer for Dyson, and prior to that, held senior IT and business change positions at Gala Coral Group, New Look, Oasis and Harrods. 46 Nigel joined the Board in 2006 and provides overall leadership to Australia and New Zealand and the Northern Europe region with a focus on driving continued growth, as well as sharing best practice and innovation across all our markets. Nigel joined Specsavers in 1997 from Essilor, the world’s largest manufacturer of ophthalmic lenses, becoming Product Director and then Commercial Director. 47