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Andrew Cornish
Non-Executive Chair (aged 56)

Andrew has spent the majority of his career in the aviation and automotive industries, as CEO of Liverpool Airport Holdings Ltd, Executive Board member at Aer Lingus, Managing Director and Group Board Director at Manchester Airport Group. Prior to aviation he was the Managing Director of Unipart’s Automotive Division. His early career was spent at Eastman Kodak. Andrew is currently CEO of Middlesex County Cricket Club and previously CEO of Somerset County Cricket Club. Andrew is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, Fellow of Liverpool Hope University Business School and guest lecturer to Liverpool University MBA program.

Andrew sits on the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee and is Chair of the Nominations Committee.

David Keene
Chief Executive Officer (aged 57)
David has 39 years’ experience in the Automotive industry, including 29 years’ building Aurrigo. David founded RDM Group, in 1993 after 11 years at Rover Group having started on the graduate recruitment and development program and leaving at senior management level. David is a founding member and sits on the board of the UK Automotive Council which has set the strategy for Automotive in the UK for the last 12 years and the board of Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) High Value Manufacturing Catapult. David graduated from Coventry University with a BSc. In Electronics Electrical Engineering and is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (FIET) and the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA)..

Committee membership: None
Lewis Girdwood
Executive Director (aged 53)

Former Chief Financial Officer at Esken
Former Chief Financial Officer at IAG Cargo
Former Head of Financial Planning and Analysis at EasyJet
Senior executive finance roles at Premier Foods
PLC, British Bakeries Limited and Racal Electronics Group International.
Member of the Audit Committee Tommy’s charity.

Committee membership: None
Graham Keene
Corporate Development Officer (aged 55)

Graham has 37 years’ experience across management services, production and finance in automotive and manufacturing, holding both the manufacturing director role and CFO position at RDM Group for the last 29 years. Previous roles included in Management Services at Royal Doulton, and Business Process Development at Sandwell MBC having previously worked in organisational development at West Midlands Fire Service. Graham was a co-founder of RDM Group in 1993 with his brother, David Keene.

Committee membership: None
Penny Coates
Non-Executive Director (aged 59)

Penny’s executive career began in Manufacturing with Mars and then Walkers Snackfoods (PepsiCo), followed by Retail, first in Strategy Development at Boots then becoming a Director of various Business Units and then of Own Brand for Asda (Wal*Mart). She moved into Airport management with the Manchester Airport Group as MD of Airports, Group COO and Main Board Director). As a Non Executive Director, she was interim Chair for the East Midlands Freeport and is now Deputy Chair of Chester Zoo, Advisor to the Councils of Birmingham (in relation to Birmingham Airport), a Non Executive Director of Supply Pilot, a Trustee of the National Forest and a Trustee of the National Space Centre. Penny is also a Deputy Lord Lieutenant for Leicestershire. Penny brings prior Non Executive and Advisory experience with the Airport Operators Association, AMP Capital (member of Luton Airport Board), The Cooperative Society, Loughborough University and Melton Building Society.

Penny sits on the Audit Committee and the Nominations Committee and is Chair of the Remuneration Committee.
Joe Elliot
Non-Executive Director (aged 78). Joseph Elliott – Non-Executive Director (aged 78)
Joseph has considerable experience in the automotive industry and has previously been chairman of both SPA DIY Motor Stores and A1 Motor Stores. He is a director and trustee of Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust. Previously he served on the Society of Motor Manufactures Aftermarket Committee from 1990 to 2000 and was Coventry City Football Club Chairman in 2007. He ran his family firm, Elliott's car parts and accessories from 1959 to 2004 and has held numerous other roles including, Chairman and Director of A1 Motor Stores, Director Baby Lifeline Charity, Chairman Coventry Transport Museum, Director Culture of Coventry, Coventry City of Culture Development Board Director and NSPCC Coventry Business Board.

Joseph sits on the Audit Committee and is Chair of the Sustainability, Governance, Ethics Committee and the Nominations Committee.
Peter Whiting
Non-Executive Director

Peter Whiting is joining Aurrigo as an independent non-executive Director to the company. He has enjoyed a twenty-five-year career as an investment analyst in equity capital markets and has spent the past twelve years as a non-executive director on the board of several public and private companies, currently including Kooth plc, FDM Group plc, Celebrus Technologies plc, and Team17 Group plc. His experience covers a broad range of sectors but with a specific focus on industry-leading technology, including software and engineering.

Peter brings a wealth of experience to the Aurrigo Board. His appointment follows the transition of Lewis Girdwood to an executive role as Director of the Aviation Technology division, a position announced in November 2023.

Peter noted: “I am excited to be joining the Aurrigo board at a pivotal time in the company's development. I believe that my extensive City and NED experience will be a useful addition to the skills and knowledge already present in the boardroom.”

Peter will serve as Chair of the Audit Committee.

Ian Grubb
Ian joined Aurrigo as CFO in February 2022 and brings with him a wealth of financial and senior management experience. Ian has extensive accountancy experience from a broad spectrum of industries. A competent strategist capable of developing systems and people and can manage, motivate, train and develop a team in a highly pressurised and challenging work environment. His previous roles include, Leacy Classic Motor Group, Jupiter Marketing Limited and associated companies £85 million turnover fresh fruit and vegetable import and distribution group, THE Distribution Ltd a £290 million turnover business dealing in warehouse and distribution of home entertainment products, Holiday Hypermarket a travel agency with 37 hypermarkets with a turnover of c£350m sales, Red Mill Snack Food Ltd and TSB plc. Ian trained at Touche Ross and progressed to audit manager in his 4 year term there.
Committee Membership - none

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