Directors

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS
James Hardie's directors have widespread experience, spanning general management, finance, law and accounting. Each Director also brings valuable international experience that assists with James Hardie's growth.

Brian Anderson BS, MBA, CPA
Age 65

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Brian Anderson was appointed as an independent non-executive director of James Hardie in December 2006. He is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee.

Experience: Mr Anderson has extensive financial and business experience at both executive and board levels. He has held a variety of senior positions, with thirteen years at Baxter International, Inc., including Corporate Vice President of Finance, Senior Vice President and CFO (1997-2004) and, more recently, Executive Vice President and CFO of OfficeMax, Inc. (2004-2005). Earlier in his career, Mr Anderson was an Audit Partner of Deloitte & Touche LLP (1986-1991).

Directorships of listed companies in the past five years: Current – Chairman (since 2010) and Director (since 2005) of A.M. Castle & Co.; Director of PulteGroup (since 2005); Director of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (since 1999). Former – Lead Director of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (2011-2014).

Other: Resident of the United States.

Last elected: August 2015

Term expires: August 2018

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Michael Hammes  BS, MBA
Age 74

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Michael Hammes was elected as an independent non-executive director of James Hardie in February 2007. He was appointed Chairman of the Board in January 2008 and is a member of the Audit Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee.

Experience: Mr Hammes has extensive commercial experience at a senior executive level. He has held a number of executive positions in the medical products, hardware and home improvement, and automobile sectors, including CEO and Chairman of Sunrise Medical, Inc. (2000-2007), Chairman and CEO of Guide Corporation (1998-2000), Chairman and CEO of Coleman Company, Inc. (1993-1997), Vice Chairman of Black & Decker Corporation (1992-1993) and various senior executive roles with Chrysler Corporation (1986- 1990) and Ford Motor Company (1979-1986).

Directorships  of  listed  companies  in  the  past  five  years:  Current  –  Director  of  Navistar International Corporation (since 1996); Director of DynaVox Mayer-Johnson (listed in April 2010).

Other: Resident of the United States.

Last elected: August 2016

Term expires: August 2019

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Alison Littley BA, FCIPS 
Age 53

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Alison Littley was appointed as an independent non-executive director of James Hardie in February 2012. She is a member of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee.

Experience: Ms Littley has substantial experience in multinational manufacturing and supply chain operations, and she brings a strong international leadership background building effective management teams and third party relationships. She has held a variety of positions, most recently as Chief Executive of Buying Solutions, a UK Government Agency responsible for procurement of goods and services on behalf of UK government and public sector bodies (2006-2011). She has previously held senior management roles in Diageo plc (1999-2006) and Mars, Inc. (1981-1999). She serves on the Board of Weightmans LLP, a UK law firm and Eakin Healthcare Ltd, a medical device company.

Directorships of listed companies in the past five years: None.

Other: Resident of the United Kingdom.

Last elected: August 2015

Term expires: August 2018

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David D. Harrison BA, MBA, CMA 
Age 69 

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David Harrison was appointed as an independent non-executive director of James Hardie in May 2008. He is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.

Experience: Mr Harrison is an experienced company director with a finance background, having served in corporate finance roles, international operations and information technology for 22 years with Borg Warner/General Electric Co. His previous experience includes 10 years at Pentair, Inc., as Executive Vice President and CFO (1994-1996 and 2000-2007) and Vice President and CFO roles at Scotts, Inc. and Coltec Industries, Inc. (1996-2000).

Directorships of listed companies in the past five years: Current – Director of National Oilwell Varco (since 2003); Former – Director of Navistar International Corporation (2007-2012).

Other: Resident of the United States.

Last elected: August 2016

Term expires: August 2019

jh_returntop.gifJames Osborne BA Hons, LLB 
Age 67

James Osborne

James Osborne was appointed as an independent non-executive director of James Hardie in March 2009. He is a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee.

Experience: Mr Osborne is an experienced company director with a strong legal background and a considerable knowledge of international business operations in North America and Europe. His career includes 35 years with the leading Irish law firm, A&L Goodbody, in roles which included opening the firm’s New York office in 1979 and serving as the firm’s managing partner (1982-1994). He has served as a consultant to the firm since 1994. Mr Osborne also contributed to the listing of Ryanair in London, New York and Dublin and continues to serve on Ryanair’s board.

Directorships of listed companies in the past five years: Current – Director of Ryanair Holdings plc (since 1996); Chairman and Director of Oneview Healthcare plc (since 2013, listed March 2016). Former – Chairman of Independent News & Media (2011-2012).

Other directorships: Chairman of Eason Holdings plc (since 2013); Chairman of Jellia Holdings Limited (since 2014); Chairman of ELST (since 2012)

Other: Resident of Ireland.

Last elected: August 2015

Term expires: August 2018

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Rudolf van der Meer  M.Ch.Eng
Age 71

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Rudy van der Meer was appointed as an independent non-executive director of James Hardie in February 2007. He is Chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committee.

Experience: Mr van der Meer is an experienced former executive, with considerable knowledge of international business and the building and construction sector. During his 32-year association with Akzo Nobel N.V., he held a number of senior positions including CEO of Coatings (2000-2005), CEO of Chemicals (1993-2000), and member of the five person Executive Board (1993-2005).

Directorships of listed companies in the past five years: Current – Director of LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (since 2010); Former – Member of the Supervisory Board of Hagemeyer N.V. (2006-2008); Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Royal Imtech N.V. (2005-2013).

Other directorships: Former Chairman of the Board of Energie Beheer Nederland B.V. (2006- 2013); Chairman of the Supervisory Board of VGZ Health Insurance (since 2011).

Other: Resident of the Netherlands.

Last elected: August 2014

Term expires: August 2017

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Russell Chenu BCom, MBA

Age 66

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Russell Chenu was appointed as a non-executive director of James Hardie in August 2014. He is a member of the Remuneration Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee.

Experience: Mr Chenu joined James Hardie as Interim CFO in October 2004 and was appointed CFO in February 2005. He was elected to the Company’s Managing Board at the 2005 Annual General Meeting, re-elected in 2008 and continued as a member of the Managing Board until it was dissolved in June 2010. As CFO, he was responsible for accounting, treasury, taxation, corporate finance, information technology and systems, and procurement. Mr Chenu retired as CFO in November 2013.

Mr Chenu is an experienced corporate and finance executive who held senior finance and management positions with a number of Australian publicly-listed companies. In a number of these senior  roles, he was engaged in significant strategic business  planning and business change, including several turnarounds, new market expansions and management leadership initiatives.

Mr Chenu has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne and an MBA from Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Australia.

Directorships of listed companies in the past five years: Current – Director of Reliance Worldwide Corporation Limited (since April 2016; listed April 2016); Director of CIMIC Group Limited (since 2014); Director of Metro Performance Glass Limited (since 2014).

Other: Resident of Australia.

Last elected: August 2014

Term expires: August 2017

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Andrea Gisle Joosen MSc, BSc

Age 52

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Andrea Gisle Joosen was appointed as an independent non-executive director of James Hardie in March 2015. She is a member of the Audit Committee.

Experience: Ms Gisle Joosen is an experienced former executive with extensive experience in marketing, brand management and business development across a range of different consumer businesses. Her former roles include Chief Executive of Boxer TV Access AB in Sweden and Managing Director (Nordic region) of Panasonic, Chantelle AB and Twentieth Century Fox. Her early career involved several senior marketing roles with Procter & Gamble and Johnson & Johnson.

Directorships of listed companies in the past five years: Current – Director of BillerudKorsnas AB (since 2015); Director of Dixons Carphone plc (since 2014); Director of ICA Gruppen AB (since 2010); Former – Director of Dixons Retail plc (2012-2013).

Other directorships: Chairman and Director of Teknikmagasinet AB (since 2015); Director of Mr Green AB (since 2015); Director of Neopitch AB (since 2004).

Other: Resident of Sweden.

Last elected: August 2015

Term expires: August 2018

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

Louis Gries BSc, MBA 
Chief Executive Officer 
Age 62

Louis Gries

Louis Gries joined James Hardie as Manager of the Fontana fiber cement plant in California in February 1991 and was appointed President of James Hardie Building Products, Inc. in December 1993. Mr Gries became Executive Vice President — Operations in January 2003, responsible for operations, sales and marketing in our businesses in the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe.

He was appointed Interim CEO in October 2004 and became CEO in February 2005.

In April 2012, the Company announced that effective June 2012, Mr Gries would again assume responsibility for managing the US business. Effective 16 October 2015, responsibility for managing the Company’s Fiber cement operations in North America transitioned to Mr Ryan Sullivan and oversight of corporate responsibilities to Mr Matthew Marsh. As a result of this transition, Mr Gries is now focused on driving market demand growth for the Company’s fiber cement products and the continued creation of long-term shareholder value.

Before he joined James Hardie, Mr Gries worked for 13 years for USG Corp, including a variety of roles in research, plant quality and production, and product and plant management.

Mr Gries has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Illinois, USA and an MBA from California State University, Long Beach, USA.

Last elected: August 2011.

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