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Board of Directors

The Board currently comprises an independent Non-Executive Chairman, three Executive Directors and two Non-Executive Directors.

A short biography of each Director is set out below.

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Dr Bryan Dobson, Non-Executive Chairman

Bryan has over 33 years’ experience in the chemical industry with ICI plc and Croda International plc. Bryan started his career with ICI in 1978 and had a number of roles, both in the UK and overseas, including being European Regional Director of ICI Uniqema in the Netherlands in 2006. Following the acquisition of Uniqema by Croda International in September 2006, Bryan remained within the group and was President of Global Operations from 2008 until his retirement in 2011. He has held a broad range of senior business, technical and operational roles in the UK, the US, Belgium and the Netherlands. He is also currently a Non-Executive Director of the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and of Revolymer plc. Bryan holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Cambridge and a PhD from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He joined Applied Graphene Materials in April 2012 as Chairman. Bryan is Chairman ofthe Group’s Nomination Committee and a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees.

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Jon Mabbitt, Chief Executive Officer

Jon has 25 years’ experience in senior positions in manufacturing and engineering. From 2008 to October 2012, Jon was Managing Director of Umeco Composite Structural Materials, one of two divisions within Umeco plc, a £250 million revenue business listed on the London Stock Exchange’s Main Market. Prior to that, between 2006 and 2008, Jon was the Managing Director of Advanced Composite Group Limited, a subsidiary of Umeco, which was acquired in 2004. In this role he was responsible for 350 people and led the company through a period of significant organic growth and targeted acquisitions in the UK and the US. Jon also held the positions of Group Operating Director, General Manager, Sales Manager and Technical Sales Engineer with Advanced Composite Materials, having joined in 1984. Jon left Umeco following its acquisition by Cytec Industries, Inc. in July 2012. Jon’s technical expertise is broad with an in-depth knowledge of advanced composite materials. He holds a BEng from the University of Sheffield. Jon was appointed Chief Executive Officer in July 2013.

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Professor Karl Coleman, Chief Scientific Officer

Karl is a Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at Durham University, having previously been in the chemistry departments at the University of Oxford and the Universite de Strasbourg. Karl achieved a PhD in Chemistry at the University of Leicester in 1996 and is a Chartered Chemist, Chartered Scientist and fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. His work since 2000 has focused on nanoscience and nanotechnology, particularly the chemistry of carbon nanotubes. He has been funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the Royal Society and he has authored or co-authored over 75 publications in peer reviewed journals which have accumulated over 2,500 citations. His work has been recognised with numerous awards, including the international Royal Society of Chemistry Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2011 for his development of intellectual property around the production of graphene, and the Times Higher Education Research and Innovation Award 2012. He is the secretary of the Chemical Nanosciences and Nanotechnology subject group of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Karl established the Company in 2010 and, whilst he is employed by Durham University, he is seconded to Applied Graphene Materials for part of this time.

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Sean Christie, Non Executive Director

Sean is currently Group Finance Director of Croda International plc, which is a global manufacturer of speciality chemicals. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and holds one other Non-Executive role with Eminate Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of The University of Nottingham. Prior to joining Croda in 2006, Sean was Group Finance Director of Northern Foods plc. He also served as a Non-Executive Director of KCOM Group plc until 2007 and of Cherry Valley Farms Limited until its sale in 2010. Sean is Chairman of the Group’s Audit and Remuneration Committees and a member of the Nomination Committee.

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Mike Townend, Non Executive Director

Mike is Chief Investment Officer of IP Group, whom he joined in 2007  from Lehman Brothers where he was Managing Director of European equities and Head of equity sales to hedge funds. Mike is also responsible for the fund management and corporate finance activities of IP Group , through its regulated vehicle Top Technology Ventures. He has 18 years’ experience in all aspects of equity capital markets and the investment process and was also a key member of the senior relationship management programme at Lehman Brothers. Prior to this, he was an Executive Director at Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette with responsibility for building the bank’s business with hedge funds and alternative Investors. Mike has sourced, co-led or led numerous private and public transactions. Mike represents the IP Group on the Boards of Modern Water plc and  Revolymer plc and is also a Non-Executive Director of Green Urban Transport Limited.