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    Executive Management


    Smith & Nephew has a number of executives responsible for the day-to-day management of the Group and committees which support the Chief Executive Officer. Executive Directors and Executive Officers (both persons discharging managerial responsibilities' (PDMR)), and the Chief Executive Officer's direct reports are set out below.

    Olivier Bohuon (55) Chief Executive Officer

    Olivier Bohuon Chief Executive Officer
    Olivier was appointed Chief ŸExecutive Officer in April 2011. He is a member ofŸ the ŸNomination & Governance Committee. Olivier has had extensive international and leadership experience within a number of pharmaceutical and healthcare companies. Prior to joining Smith & Nephew, he was President of Abbott Pharmaceuticals, a division of Abbott Laboratories based in the US, where he was responsible for the entire business, including R&D, global manufacturing and global support functions.

    He is Non-Executive Director of Virbac Group. PDMR

    Nationality: French.

    Julie Brown (51) Chief Financial Officer

    Julie Brown black and white
    Julie joined the Board on 4 February 2013 as Chief Financial Officer. She is a Chartered Accountant and Fellow of the Institute of Taxation with international experience and a deep understanding of the healthcare sector.

    Julie trained with KPMG and then worked for AstraZeneca PLC, where she served as Vice President Group Finance, and more recently, as Interim Chief Financial Officer. Prior to that she held commercial roles as Regional Vice President Latin America, Marketing Company President AstraZeneca Portugal, and Vice President Corporate Strategy and R&D Chief Financial Officer. She has previously held Vice President Finance positions in all areas of the healthcare value chain including commercial, operations, R&D and businessŸ development. PDMR

    Nationality: British.

    Rodrigo Bianchi (54) President of IRAMEA

    Rodrigo Bianchi
    Rodrigo joined Smith & Nephew in July 2013 with responsibility for Greater China, India, Russia, Asia, Middle East and Africa, focusing on continuing our strong momentum in these regions. He is based inŸ Dubai.

    Rodrigo’s experience in the healthcare industry includes 26 years with Johnson & Johnson in progressively senior roles. Most recently, he was Regional Vice President for Medical Devices and Diagnostics division in the Mediterranean region and Ÿprior to that President of Mitek and Ethicon. He started his career at Procter & Gamble, Italy. PDMR

    Nationality: Italian.

    Jack Campo (59) Chief Legal Officer

    jack.campo Chief Legal Officer
    Jack joined Smith & Nephew in June 2008 and heads up the Global Legal function. Initially based in London,  heŸ has been based in Andover, Massachusetts since late Ÿ2011.
     Prior to joining Smith & Nephew, Jack held a number of senior legal roles within the General Electric Company, including seven years at GE Healthcare (GE ŸMedical Systems) in the US and Asia. He began his career with Davis Polk & Wardwell. PDMR

    Nationality: American.

    Phil Cowdy (47) SVP, Corporate Affairs and Strategic Planning

    Phil Cowdy
    Phil is Smith & Nephew's Head of Corporate Affairs and Strategic Planning. He is responsible for all external Group communications, including Investor Relations and media, as well as Strategic Planning and Government Affairs. He joined in 2008.

    Prior to joining Smith & Nephew, Phil was a senior Director at Deutsche Bank where he spent 13 years providing corporate finance and Equity Capital Markets advice to a wide range of UK corporates. He is a qualified chartered accountant.

    Nationality: British.

    Mike Frazzette (52) President, Advanced Surgical Devices

    MichaelFrazette Mike joined Smith & Nephew in July 2006 as President of the Endoscopy Global Business Unit. Since July 2011, he has headed up the Advanced Surgical Devices division and is responsible for the Orthopaedic Reconstruction, Trauma and Sports Medicine global franchise strategy, marketing and product development, as well as its US commercial business. Since 2014 he is also responsible for all of our commercial business in Latin America. He is based in Andover, Massachusetts.

    Mike has held a number of senior positions within theŸ global medical devices industry. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of Micro Group, a US manufacturer of medical devices, and spent 15 years at Tyco Healthcare (Covidien) in various commercial roles eventually becoming President of theŸ Patient Care and Health Systems divisions. PDMR

    Nationality: American.

    Gordon Howe (51) President, Global Operations

    Gordon Howe
    Gordon joined Smith & Nephew in 1998 and, since 2013, is responsible for manufacturing, supply chain and procurement, IT systems and Regulatory and Quality Affairs. Prior to that, he headed up the Global Planning and Business Development teams. He is based in Memphis, Tennessee.

    Gordon has held a number of senior management positions within the Smith & Nephew Group, firstly in theŸ Orthopaedics division and more recently at Group level. Prior to joining the Company, he held senior roles at United Technologies Corporation. PDMR

    Nationality: American.

    Helen Maye (54) Chief Human Resources Officer

    Helen Maye Chief HR Officer
    Helen joined Smith & Nephew in July 2011 and leads Ÿthe ŸGlobal Human Resources and Internal Communications functions. Since 2013, she has also led the Sustainability, Health, Safety & Environment functions. She is based in London.

    Helen has more than 35 years’ experience across Ÿa Ÿvariety of international and global roles in Ÿmedical devices and pharmaceuticals, including manufacturing, supply chain and human resources. Previously, she was Divisional Vice President of Human Resources at Abbott Laboratories. PDMR

    Nationality: Irish.

    Diogo Correia Moreira-Rato (53) President, Europe and Canada

    Diogo C Moreira-Rato
    Diogo joined Smith & Nephew in May 2014 with responsibility for leading all of our commercial business in Europe and Canada. He is based in Baar, Switzerland.

    Diogo's experience in the healthcare industry includes 31 years with Johnson & Johnson in progressively senior roles. Most recently, Diogo was President, DePuy Synthes, EMEA, where he led the merger and integration of DePuy and Synthes in EMEA. Prior roles included International Vice President for the Medical Devices & Diagnostics business, President of DePuy Orthopaedics and Managing Director of Portugal. PDMR

    Nationality: Portuguese

    Cyrille Petit (43) Chief Corporate Development Officer

    Cyrille joined Smith & Nephew in May 2012 and leads the ŸCorporate Development function. He is based inŸ London.

    Cyrille spent the previous 15 years of his career withŸ General Electric Company, where he held progressively senior positions beginning with GEŸ Capital, GE Healthcare and ultimately as the General Manager, Global Business Development ofŸ the Transportation Division. Cyrille’s career began in investment banking at BNP Paribas and then Goldman Sachs. PDMR

    Nationality: French.

    Antony (Tony) Rayment (49) President, Australia, New Zealand & Japan

    Tony Rayment
    Tony joined Smith & Nephew in 2006 and in March 2014 he was appointed President of Australia, New Zealand and Japan with responsibility for leading all of our commercial business in these three markets. He also chairs the newly created Smith & Nephew Asia-Pacific Council. He is based in Singapore.

    He has held a number of senior positions in Smith & Nephew, originally joining as General Manager, Endoscopy, for Australia and New Zealand. Prior to joining, Tony held positions of Asia-Pacific Financial Controller for pharmaceutical company Stafford-Miller Ltd, Assistant Director of the Federal Court of Australia, and General Manager for medical device company Device Technologies Australasia. PDMR

    Nationality: Australian

    Arjun Rajaratnam (54) Chief Compliance Officer

    Arjun Rajaratnam Chief Compliance Officer
    Arjun joined the Group as Chief Compliance Officer in February 2009. 

    Arjun joined from GlaxoSmithKline, where he had worked for 14 years in a variety of compliance roles, most recently serving as Vice President & Compliance Officer, US Pharmaceuticals. Prior to this he worked at Sidley Austin. Arjun is a founding member and co-chair of the industry-wide Pharmaceutical Compliance Forum.

    Nationality: American.

    Susan Swabey (52) Company Secretary

    Susan Swabey Company Secretary
    Susan was appointed Company Secretary in May 2009.

    Susan has 30 years' experience as a company secretary in a wide range of companies including Prudential plc, Amersham plc and RMC Group plc. Her work has covered Board support, corporate governance, corporate transactions, share registration, listing obligations, corporate social responsibility, pensions, insurance and employee and executive share plans. Susan is a member of the GC100 Group Executive Committee and the CBI Companies Committee and is a frequent speaker on corporate governance related matters.

    She is a trustee of the charity, ShareGift.

    Nationality: British.

    Glenn Warner (51) President, Advanced Wound Management

    Greg WarnerGlenn joined Smith & Nephew in June 2014 with responsibility for Advanced Wound Management global franchise strategy, marketing and product development, as well as its U.S. commercial business.

    Glenn has a broad based background in pharmaceuticals and medical products including extensive international experience, having served most recently as AbbVie Vice President and Corporate Officer, Strategic Initiatives, where he was responsible for the development and execution of pipeline and asset management strategies. Prior to that he was President and Officer, Japan Commercial Operations in Abbott's international pharmaceutical business and Executive Vice President, TAP Pharmaceutical Products Inc. Additional senior level roles included international positions in Germany and Singapore for Abbott's Diagnostics business. PDMR

    Nationality: American

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