Our PLC Board

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David Knight, CEO

David Knight joined ScS in 1987 as a General Manager from Wades Department Stores, which he joined in 1978. He progressed to become the Branch Manager of the Group’s flagship store, located at the Metro Centre in Gateshead. He became National Sales Manager in October 1995 and was appointed to the Board in November 1997 as Merchandising Director. In October 1999 he was promoted to the position of Managing Director, then to Chief Executive Officer in January 2002.

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Chris Muir, CFO

Chris joined ScS on 4 April 2016 as Group Finance Director. Prior to this he was Group Finance Director of Northgate plc. Northgate is Europe's leading specialist in light commercial vehicle hire and a member of the FTSE 250. He joined Northgate in 2003 as a Group Accountant and has since held a number of senior UK and group roles, including UK Finance Director and acting group CEO in the summer of 2014. He is a chartered accountant having qualified with Deloitte in 1999.

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Alan Smith, Non-Executive Chairman

Alan Smith has held a number of roles for retail companies across the private equity and quoted sector previously including Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Robert Dyas, Chief Executive Officer of Somerfield, Non-Executive Director of Flybe Group and Managing Director of B&Q plc.

Alan Smith will also be Chairman of the Nomination committee and a member of the Remuneration and Audit committee.

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George Adams, Non-Executive Director

George Adams has a strong commercial and management background, with over 30 years of international experience across Europe and Asia. George spent 16 years with Kingfisher plc, in roles which included CEO of Europe Development, Group Commercial Director and Commercial Managing Director for B&Q. He has also held CEO positions at Spicers Group and Maxeda DIY Group and has both plc and private equity experience in the retail and consumer goods sector.

Mr Adams is also Chairman of the Remuneration committee and a member of the Audit and Nomination committees.

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Paul Daccus, Non-Executive Director

Paul Daccus is Managing Director of Sun European Partners, LLP. He has more than a decade of experience in mergers and acquisitions, specialising in private equity and acquisition finance. Prior to joining Sun European Partners, LLP in 2005, Mr Daccus served as a Director on corporate finance teams at Deloitte and Touche LLP and Arthur Andersen LLC. He received his Bachelor of Accountancy degree with Honours from Dundee University.

Mr Daccus is a member of the Nomination committee.

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Ron McMillan, Non-Executive Director

Ronald (Ron) McMillan is the Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of N Brown Group plc and holds Non-Executive Director positions at 888 Holdings plc and B&M European Value Retail. Mr McMillan spent the whole of his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers where he was a partner for 28 years until his retirement on 31 March 2013. In addition to acting as the engagement leader on a number of major listed companies, Mr McMillan was the Global Finance Partner, Northern Regional Chairman of the UK firm and Deputy Chairman and Head of Assurance for the Middle East firm.

Mr McMillan will also be the Chairman of the Audit committee and a member of the Nomination and Remuneration committees.

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