Tony Rice

Tony Rice Non-Executive Chairman

Tony Rice: Non-Executive Chairman

Committee Membership: Nomination (Chairman), Remuneration.

Skills and Experience: Tony has extensive board level experience across a range of sectors, including aerospace, healthcare, telecommunications and retail in both UK and international markets.

Background: Tony joined the Board in May 2016 and was appointed Chairman in October 2016. He served as Chief Executive Officer at Cable & Wireless and Tunstall Holdings, and prior to that held various roles at BAE Systems including Managing Director of Commercial Aircraft and Group MD of Business Development. He has also served as a Non-Executive Director at Punch Taverns, Spirit Pub Company, Cable & Wireless, Telewest Communications and Saab Technologies, and Chairman of Alexander Mann Solutions.

External Appointments: Tony is currently the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee at Halma plc.

Ian Page

Ian Page Chief Executive Officer

Ian Page: Chief Executive Officer

Committee Membership: Not applicable.

Skills and Experience: Ian has gained detailed knowledge and experience through various positions he has held within the pharmaceutical and veterinary arena. He has a solid understanding of business development both in the UK and globally. In particular he has extensive experience in M&A and in the successful delivery of strategic plans.

Background: Ian joined NVS, Dechra's former services business, at its formation in 1989 and was an integral part of the MBO in 1997, becoming its Managing Director in 1998. He joined the Board in 1997 and became Chief Executive Officer in 2001. Ian has played a key role in the development of the Group's growth strategy.

External Appointments: In October 2010 Ian was appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of Sanford DeLand Asset Management Limited.

Richard Cotton

Richard Cotton Chief Financial Officer

Richard Cotton: Chief Financial Officer

Committee Membership: Not applicable.

Skills and Experience: Richard has a wealth of experience in senior financial roles in life sciences and other sectors, including broadcast and photographic, automotive, filtration and metals. His experience covers all finance management and value creation activities from R&D, to manufacturing and commerce in international organisations. He has significant experience in the development and successful execution of strategy, corporate finance and M&A, capital markets and governance.

Background: Richard was appointed Chief Financial Officer in January 2017. Prior to joining Dechra he was Chief Financial Officer of Consort Medical plc from 2012 to 2016. He has also been Finance Director of Vitec Group plc from 2008 to 2011, Group Finance Director at Wagon plc from 2005 to 2008, and Group Finance Director of McLeod Russel plc from 2001 to 2005. Prior to this he held senior finance roles in Alcoa Inc.

External Appointments: None.

Tony Griffin

Tony Griffin Managing Director DVP EU

Tony Griffin: Managing Director DVP EU

Committee Membership: Not applicable.

Skills and Experience: Tony has over 25 years' experience in the animal health business and has substantial international experience as a result of living and working outside the UK since 1993. He gained broad experience of running an international animal health business with teams in different European countries as Chief Executive Officer of the AUV Group. Tony is the Board nominated Director responsible for health, safety and environmental matters.

Background: Tony was appointed Managing Director of DVP EU in May 2012 following the acquisition of Eurovet Animal Health BV from AUV Holding B.V. He joined the AUV Group in 1993 as Director of Exports, having previously worked at Norbrook Laboratories and Moy Park. Tony was promoted to Managing Director of Eurovet in 1996, becoming the Chief Executive Officer of the AUV Group in 2006.

External Appointments: None.

Ishbel Macpherson

Ishbel Macpherson Senior Independent
Non-Executive Director

Ishbel Macpherson: Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Committee Membership: Audit, Nomination, Remuneration (Chairman).

Skills and Experience: Ishbel has a broad range of PLC Board experience in a variety of roles, including Chairman, Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee Chairman. She has knowledge and understanding of City matters gained over 20 years' experience as an investment banker, specialising in UK mid-market corporate finance.

Background: Ishbel joined the Group as a Non-Executive Director in February 2013. Prior to this she was Head of UK Emerging Companies Corporate Finance at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson from 1999 to 2005, having previously worked at Hoare Govett and Barclays de Zoete Wedd.

External Appointments: Ishbel is a Non-Executive Director at Galliford Try plc (appointed February 2014), Senior Independent Director at Bonmarche Holdings plc (appointed October 2013) and Non-Executive Director of Fidessa plc (appointed May 2017).

Julian Heslop

Julian Heslop Non-Executive Director

Julian Heslop: Non-Executive Director

Committee Membership: Audit (Chairman), Nomination, Remuneration.

Skills and Experience: Julian has considerable financial experience as a result of the senior finance roles he has held in the pharmaceutical, food, property and brewing sectors over the last 30 years.

Background: Julian joined the Board in January 2013. He served as Chief Financial Officer of GlaxoSmithKline PLC between 2005 and 2011, having previously been appointed its Senior Vice President, Operations Controller between 2001 and 2005 and as Financial Controller of Glaxo Wellcome PLC between 1998 and 2000. Prior to this, Julian held senior finance roles at Grand Metropolitan PLC and Imperial Brewing and Leisure. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

External Appointments: Julian is a Non-Executive Director at Itaconix PLC (appointed July 2012) and is their Audit Committee Chairman. He is also a Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Royal Academy of Arts (appointed October 2012).

Tony Griffin

Dr Lawson Macartney Non-Executive Director

Dr Lawson Macartney: Non-Executive Director

Committee Membership: Audit, Nomination and Remuneration.

Skills and Experience: Lawson is a veterinarian and, in addition to spending several years in veterinary practice, has held a range of senior roles in pharmaceutical R&D, sales and marketing over the past 30 years.

Background: Lawson joined the Board in December 2016. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Ambrx Inc. between 2013 and 2015, and prior to that led emerging business for Shire PLC. Before joining Shire in 2011, he was with GlaxoSmithKline PLC (GSK) from 1999 to 2011 in positions of increasing seniority. His final role at GSK was to lead the strategic marketing, outcomes and reimbursement, project management and portfolio teams. In addition to his veterinary degree, Lawson has a PhD in viral pathobiology and is a pathologist, holding Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists as well as Membership of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

External Appointments: Lawson has been the Chairman of Viking Therapeutics Inc. since 2015, as well as the Chairman of the Nomination and Corporate Governance and a member of the Audit Committee. He is also a strategic adviser to several investment and private equity groups in both Europe and USA.