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The Board


EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

Mark Allan

Mark Allan

Chief Executive

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Appointed

1st November 2016 as Chief Executive Designate, 1st December 2016 as Chief Executive.

Committees

Attends meetings of the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees by invitation.

Key strengths: extensive knowledge and experience of the property sector combined with strong operational leadership and financial and strategic management skills.

Experience: joined St. Modwen from The Unite Group plc where he had been Chief Executive since 2006. He moved to Unite in 1999 from KPMG and held a number of financial and commercial roles in the business, including Chief Financial Officer from 2003 to 2006. A qualified Chartered Accountant and a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

External appointments: Trustee director on the non-executive board of Anchor Trust.

Steve Burke

Steve Burke

Group Construction Director

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Appointed

November 2006.

Committees

Attends meetings of the Audit Committee by invitation.

Key strengths: strong operational leadership and project management experience in the construction sector including brownfield reclamation.

Experience: joined St. Modwen in 1995 as a Contracts Surveyor after a number of years’ construction experience in senior roles with national contracting companies including Balfour Beatty and Clarke Construction. Appointed Construction Director in 1998 and joined the Board as a director in 2006.

External appointments: none.

Rob Hudson

Rob Hudson

Group Finance Director

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Appointed

September 2015.

Committees

Attends meetings of the Audit Committee by invitation.

Key strengths: strong financial management, commercial and operational experience in financial services, information services and commercial property sectors.

Experience: over 20 years’ experience in finance, most recently as Group Financial Controller at British Land plc from 2011. Joined PricewaterhouseCoopers on graduating then moved to Experian plc in 2000 where he held a number of senior financial roles, including Global Finance Director of its Decision Analytics business and UK Finance Director. A qualified Chartered Accountant.

External appointments: none.

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

Bill Shannon

Bill Shannon

Non-executive Chairman

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Appointed

November 2010 as non-executive director and Chairman Designate, March 2011 as non-executive Chairman.

Committees

Chairs the Nomination Committee and is a member of the Remuneration Committee.

Key strengths: significant management and board experience across retail, leisure, financial services and property sectors.

Experience: a 30 year career at Whitbread plc which culminated in his appointment as a main board director for 10 years until his retirement in 2004. Former Chairman of AEGON UK plc, Gaucho Grill Holdings Ltd and Pizza Hut (UK) Ltd, and former non-executive director of The Rank Group plc, Barratt Developments plc and Matalan plc. A qualified Chartered Accountant (Scotland).

External appointments: Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director of LSL Property Services plc, non-executive director of Johnson Service Group plc and Council Member of the University of Southampton.

Ian Bull

Ian Bull

Independent non-executive director

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Appointed

September 2014.

Committees

Chairs the Audit Committee and is a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committees.

Key strengths: strong financial management and operational experience in major commercial businesses across a range of sectors.

Experience: Chief Financial Officer of Parkdean Resorts UK Ltd since March 2016. Previously Chief Financial Officer and main board director at Ladbrokes plc (2011 to 2016) and Group Finance Director of Greene King plc (2006 to 2011). Over 20 years’ financial experience with companies such as Whitbread plc, Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Walt Disney Company) and BT Group. Former non-executive director of Paypoint Ltd. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

External appointments: none.

Simon  Clarke

Simon Clarke, DL

Non-executive director

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Appointed

October 2004.

Committees

Attends meetings of the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees by invitation.

Key strengths: strong commercial and management experience in both farming and property and extensive knowledge of the Company’s history.

Experience: the son of Sir Stanley Clarke, the founder and former Chairman of St. Modwen, he represents the interests of the Clarke and Leavesley families, the Company’s largest shareholders, on the Board. Former Deputy Chairman of Northern Racing plc and director and Vice-Chairman of The Racecourse Association Ltd. An Honorary Doctor of Staffordshire University.

External appointments: Chairman of Dunstall Holdings Ltd. Trustee of Racing Welfare and Chairman of Racing Homes. Member of Staffordshire University’s Development Board. Deputy Lieutenant for Staffordshire.

Kay Chaldecott

Kay Chaldecott

Independent non-executive director

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Appointed

October 2012.

Committees

Member of the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees.

Key strengths: significant knowledge of the retail property sector, including the retail development process, retail mix and leasing and shopping centre operations.

Experience: joined Capital Shopping Centres Group plc (now Intu Properties plc) on graduating and held a number of senior management positions, including Managing Director, during a career spanning 27 years. Also served as a main Board director from 2005 until leaving the group in 2011. Former non-executive director of Boyer Planning Ltd. A member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

External appointments: non-executive director of NewRiver REIT plc and Advisory Board member of Next Leadership.

Lesley James

Lesley James, CBE

Independent non-executive director

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Appointed

October 2009.

Committees

Chairs the Remuneration Committee and is a member of the Audit and Nomination Committees.

Key strengths: extensive executive remuneration and human resources experience and considerable Board experience across public, private, voluntary and education sectors.

Experience: HR Director for Tesco plc from 1985 to 1999 and a main board director from 1994. Former non-executive director for various companies including Alpha Airports Group plc, Anchor Trust, Care UK plc, Inspicio plc, Liberty International plc and the West Bromwich Building Society. Former trustee of the charity I CAN. Awarded a CBE in 2003 for services to the DTI Partnership at Work Assessment Panel. A Companion of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

External appointments: none.

Richard Mully

Richard Mully

Senior Independent Director

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Appointed

September 2013 as non-executive director, December 2013 as Senior Independent Director.

Committees

Member of the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees.

Key strengths: extensive experience in investment banking, fund management, capital markets and real estate private equity investing with considerable board experience.

Experience: Partner and Managing Director at Bankers Trust Company from 1992 to 1998 and Managing Director and Head of European Merchant Banking from 1998 to 2000. Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Soros Real Estate Partners LLC and its successor firm, Grove International Partners LLP, a major real estate private equity firm from 2000 to 2011. Former Senior Independent Director of Hansteen Holdings plc and ISG plc.

External appointments: non-executive director of Aberdeen Asset Management plc and Great Portland Estates plc. Vice Chairman of Alstria Office REIT-AG.

COMPANY SECRETARY

Tanya Stote

Tanya Stote

Company Secretary

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Appointed

March 2012.

Committees

Attends all Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committee meetings in her capacity as Company Secretary.

Experience: over 15 years of governance and compliance experience in FTSE listed companies, including Misys plc, Taylor Woodrow plc (now Taylor Wimpey plc) and Travis Perkins plc. Joined St. Modwen from GKN plc where she was Deputy Company Secretary and Head of Secretarial Department. A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries.

Key responsibilities: these include board and board committee support, corporate governance, statutory and regulatory compliance, insurance, HR and pensions.