The Board's primary objectives are the sustainable enhancement of business performance and creation of shareholder value. It is responsible for determining all major policies, ensuring that effective strategies and management are in place, assessing performance of Signet and its senior management, reviewing the systems of internal control and setting policies that govern social, ethical and environmental matters.

The Board delegates the day-to-day management of the Company to the Chief Executive Officer and other senior executives of the Company, and provides oversight of management. The Board also seeks to present to shareholders, potential investors and other interested parties a balanced and coherent assessment of the Company's strategy, financial position and prospects. Board members are expected to attend Board meetings and review materials relating to those meetings in advance.

 

Board Members

H. Todd Stitzer, *, Chairman

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Todd Stitzer has been Chairman of the Board of Signet since June 2012. Mr. Stitzer is also a member of the board of directors of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, a privately held mutual life insurance company, where he served as Lead Director from 2018 to 2020 and Chairman of the Audit Committee from 2015 to 2018. Previously, Mr. Stitzer was, until its acquisition by Kraft, Inc. in 2010, the Chief Executive Officer of Cadbury plc (previously Cadbury Schweppes plc). He joined Cadbury in 1983 as Assistant General Counsel for North America, later moving into strategic planning, marketing and sales roles and becoming CEO of Cadbury plc’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Dr Pepper/7 Up in 1997. Mr. Stitzer served on the board of directors of Diageo plc from 2004 through 2013, on the advisory committee to the board of Virgin Group Holdings from 2010 through 2014 and on the advisory board of Hamlin Capital Management LLC, a privately held investment advisory firm from 2010 to 2019. Mr. Stitzer attended Springfield College, holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.

Virginia “Gina” C. Drosos, Chief Executive Officer

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Virginia C. Drosos (“Gina Drosos”) is Chief Executive Officer of Signet Jewelers (NYSE: SIG), the world’s largest retailer of diamond jewelry. She leads an organization of nearly 30,000 team members who have transformed Signet into the Connected Commerce leader of the jewelry industry as well as a purpose-oriented company. Signet banners include KAY Jewelers, Zales, Jared, Banter by Piercing Pagoda, Diamonds Direct, Blue Nile, James Allen, Rocksbox, Peoples Jewellers, H. Samuel, and Ernest Jones. Gina also serves on the Board of Directors of Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL), a specialty athletic retailer.

“I’ve always loved to help transform businesses and make them future-worthy,” Gina says. “I believe the way to do that is to put customers first, do the right thing for employees, surround yourself with a diverse team that sees differently than you do, and then define clear strategies based on a vision that inspires a winning culture and unlocks the full potential of an organization.” These beliefs have been cornerstones of Gina’s career.

She was appointed Signet CEO in July 2017 and has served as a director of Signet’s Board since 2012. Under her leadership, the Company’s market capitalization has quadrupled, from less than $1 billion at the start of the pandemic to $3.9 billion today. Employee engagement and pride have earned Signet distinctions as a four-time Certified™ Great Place to Work®, included for five consecutive years on the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index and the number 12 company on the Fortune and Great Place to Work® 2022 Best Workplaces in Retail™. The company’s Board of Directors and Signet Leadership Team are the most diverse in its history. And Signet’s Purpose – Inspiring Love – has not only driven performance and growth but has also strengthened the Company’s reputation as a progressive, influential business committed to be the change it wants to see in its industry and in the world.

Gina has more than 30 years of executive leadership experience in the consumer goods, beauty and healthcare industries, as well as retail. She served as President & CEO of Assurex Health, where she delivered significant revenue growth and executed the strategic sale of the company to Myriad Genetics. Prior to her role at Assurex, she spent 25 years at Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG), where she established herself as a transformative leader who led game-changing innovation, built multi-billion-dollar brands, and reinvented global categories. As P&G Group President, Global Beauty, she led a $12+ billion business unit with a portfolio of more than 20 brands.

Gina joined the Akron Children’s Hospital Board in April 2019. She has long supported purpose-driven organizations, including her role on the Board of Back2Back Ministries, an international non-profit organization that cares for orphans and vulnerable children. Gina was also on the Board of Directors of Cosmetic Executive Women, the beauty industry's leading non-profit organization, and served as Chair of the Foundation board where she helped substantially increase the organization’s Cancer and Careers program reach and funding.

She has been recognized by WWD x FN x Beauty Inc 50 Women in Power (2023), as one of the Top 50 Women CEOs by Women We Admire (2022), EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year (2017), Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce's Woman of the Year (2017), Ohio Venture Exit of the Year (2016), Fortune's 50 Most Powerful Women in Business (2010, 2011), the YWCA Career's Woman of Achievement (2008), and the Cosmetic Executive Women Achiever (2007).

Gina holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from The Terry School, University of Georgia, and a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

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André Branch, *, Director

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André Branch has served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of MAC Cosmetics North America at Estée Lauder Companies, a publicly traded multinational cosmetics company, since March 2020. In his current role, he oversees the entire operations of MAC Cosmetics across all channels including free standing stores, department stores, specialty-multi, pure play, and eCommerce. His responsibilities include, but are not limited to strategy development and execution, supply chain management, marketing, innovation, commercial management, customer experience design, data analytics and management, consumer research, and talent pipeline development. Prior to joining Estée Lauder, he served in various roles at L’Oréal USA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of L’Oréal S.A., a publicly traded multinational cosmetics company. He was Senior Vice President, E-Commerce and Digital Operations from 2018 to 2020, where he ran digital and eCommerce operations for L’Oréal’s USA operations, and National Account Sales Vice President at Macy’s for Lancôme from 2014 to 2015. Between his stints at L’Oréal, he served as President, E-Commerce Division at The Nature’s Bounty Company, a privately held vitamins and nutritional supplements manufacturer, from 2016 to 2017 and CMO, Consumer Packaged Goods Division at The Nature’s Bounty Company from 2015 to 2016. He is a seasoned General Manager and brand builder having worked at various Consumer Packaged Goods companies, including Diageo and Kraft Foods. Mr. Branch holds an MBA from the University of Michigan, a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Maryland and is NACD Directorship Certified®.

R. Mark Graf, *, Director

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Mark Graf served as Chief Financial Officer of Discover Financial Services, a publicly traded financial services company, from April 2011 to September 2019, including service as the company’s Chief Accounting Officer from April 2011 to December 2012. Prior to joining Discover, he served as an Investment Advisor at Aquiline Capital Partners from 2008 to 2010 and a Partner at Barrett Ellman Stoddard Capital Partners from 2006 to 2008. Mr. Graf also served in various roles at Fifth Third Bancorp from 2001 to 2006 and AmSouth Bancorporation from 1994 to 2001. Mr. Graf currently serves on the board of directors of Harmony Biosciences Holdings, Inc., a publicly traded commercial-stage pharmaceutical company, since November 2020. He also serves on the board of directors of Castle Creek Biosciences, Inc., a privately held clinical-stage cell and gene therapy company, since 2021. He previously served on the board of directors of BNC Bancorp, formerly a publicly traded bank holding company, from 2010 to 2011. Mr. Graf holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Wharton School.

Zackery A. Hicks, *, Director

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Zackery Hicks serves as Chief Digital and Technology Officer for Kimberly-Clark. As Chief Digital and Technology Officer for Kimberly-Clark, Zack Hicks leads at the intersection of digital and business transformation, delivering value through K-C’s digital core as well as providing innovative next-generation technology solutions that deliver growth, build brands and create competitive advantage for the company. Mr. Hicks joined Kimberly-Clark in 2022 after 26 years of leadership at Toyota Motors North America. His most recent roles included serving as CEO of Toyota Connected, a startup operating as the company's data science hub, as well as Chief Digital Officer of Toyota Motors North America. Mr. Hicks is a recipient of multiple industry awards including the AIS Leadership Excellence Award and D CEO Dallas Awards, and is an inductee to the CIO Hall of Fame, an honor CIO Magazine bestows to IT executives who have had a significant impact on the profession. Mr. Hicks holds an MBA in business and technology from the University of California at Irvine. He also earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Pepperdine University, from which he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award at the Graziadio School of Business and Management.

Helen McCluskey, *, Director

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Helen McCluskey served as President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of The Warnaco Group, Inc. from 2012 until its 2013 acquisition by PVH Corporation, when she retired and became an independent director of PVH until 2014. She joined Warnaco as Group President, Intimate Apparel in 2004, and her responsibilities continued to increase, becoming Chief Operating Officer in 2010 before becoming President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Warnaco, Ms. McCluskey held various positions of increasing responsibility with Liz Claiborne Inc. from 2001 to 2004, Playtex Apparel, Inc from 1983 to 2001 (which was acquired by Sara Lee Corporation in 1991) and Firestone Tire & Rubber Company from 1977 to1983. Ms. McCluskey currently serves on the board of directors of Abercrombie & Fitch Co., a publicly traded clothing retailer, since February 2019. She previously served on the board of directors of Dean Foods Company, a publicly traded food and beverage company, from November 2015 to May 2020, and Avon Products Inc., a publicly traded international social selling beauty company, from July 2014 to January 2020.

Sharon L. McCollam, *, Director

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Sharon McCollam serves as President and Chief Financial Officer of Albertsons Companies, Inc., a food and drug retailer, since September 2021. Prior to Albertsons, she served as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer of Best Buy Co., Inc., a multinational consumer electronics retailer, from December 2012 until June 2016 and remained a senior advisor through January 2017. Prior to Best Buy, Ms.McCollam served in roles of increasing responsibility at Williams-Sonoma Inc. from 2000 to 2012, including Executive Vice President, Chief Operating and Chief Financial Officer. She is currently a member of the board of directors for Stitch Fix, Inc., a publicly traded online personal styling service and retailer, since November 2016. She previously served on the board of directors for Advance Auto Parts, Inc., an automotive parts provider, from February 2019 to August 2021, Chewy, Inc., an online retailer of pet products, from June 2019 to September 2021, and Whole Foods Market, a publicly traded grocery company, from May 2017 until its acquisition by Amazon in August 2017. She also serves on the board of privately held Get Your Guide AG, an online travel agency and marketplace, since October 2019. She holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Central Oklahoma and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Nancy A. Reardon, *, Director

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Nancy Reardon served as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources & Communications Officer of Campbell Soup Company from 2004 until her retirement in April 2012. Previously, she was Executive Vice President, Human Resources of Comcast Corporation from 2002 to 2004. Her prior human resources leadership positions also include Borden Capital Management Partners, Duracell, Inc., American Express Company, Avon Products, Inc., and General Electric. Ms. Reardon currently serves on the board of directors of Big Lots, Inc., a publicly traded discount retailer, since 2015. She previously served on the board of directors of The Warnaco Group, Inc., formerly a publicly-traded apparel company, from 2004 to 2013. In 2009, Ms. Reardon was named a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources. She holds a B.S. in Psychology from Union College and an M.S. in Social Psychology from Syracuse University.

Jonathan Seiffer, *, Director

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Jonathan Seiffer currently serves as a Senior Partner with Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. (“Leonard Green”), a private equity firm which is one of Signet’s significant shareholders, which he joined in 1994. Before joining Leonard Green, he worked in corporate finance at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, a US investment bank. Mr. Seiffer currently serves on the board of directors of AerSale Corporation, a publicly traded aftermarket provider of aviation products and services, since January 2010. Previously, he served on the board of directors of BJ’s Wholesale Club, a publicly traded warehouse club operator, from 2011 to June 2020, and Whole Foods Market, Inc., a then-publicly traded grocery company, from December 2008 until August 2017. He also serves on the board of directors of Authentic Brands Group, a privately held brand development, marketing and entertainment company, since 2010. Mr. Seiffer earned a Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Systems Engineering and a B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Seiffer was nominated for service as a Director by Leonard Green.

Brian Tilzer, *, Director

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Brian Tilzer has served as Chief Digital and Technology Officer at Best Buy, a multinational consumer electronics retailer, since May 2018. Previously, he was Chief Digital Officer at CVS Health Corporation, a publicly traded healthcare and retail pharmacy company, from 2013 until 2018, where he scaled an enterprise-wide digital program to over 50 million active users. Prior to CVS Health, Mr. Tilzer was the Senior Vice President of Global eCommerce at Staples, where he developed and led several multi-channel digital innovation strategies. Mr. Tilzer holds a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University and an MBA from the Wharton School.

Eugenia Ulasewicz, *, Director

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Eugenia Ulasewicz served as the President of Burberry Group plc’s American division, responsible for the US, Canada, Latin America, Central and South America, until her retirement in March 2013. Ms. Ulasewicz joined Burberry in 1998 and became a member of its executive committee in 2006. Prior to joining Burberry, she held positions of increasing responsibility with Saks, Inc. from 1993 to 1998, Galeries Lafayette from 1991 to 1993 and Bloomingdales, a division of Macy’s, Inc. (formerly Federated Department Stores, Inc.) from 1975 to 1991. She currently serves on the board of directors of three additional publicly traded companies, including Vince Holding Corp., a global luxury apparel and accessories company, since April 2014, and ASOS pic, a global online fashion retailer, since April 16, 2020, and Dufry Group, a global travel retailer, since May 2021. Previously, she served as a director of Bunzl plc, an international distribution company, from April 2011 to April 2020 and Hudson Group, a travel retailer, from Feb 2018 through December 2020 when it merged with its majority shareholder Dufry Group. She is a Board Leadership Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors. Ms. Ulasewicz holds a B.S. from the University of Massachusetts and a Doctor of Laws from the College of Mount Saint Vincent.

Dontá Wilson, *, Director

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Dontá Wilson serves as chief consumer and small business banking officer and member of the operating council at Truist Financial Corporation, a publicly traded financial services company. He has held various positions of increasing responsibilities during his more than 25-year career with Truist. Prior to his current role, he served as Truist’s chief retail and small business banking officer from March 2022 to November 2023, chief digital and client experience officer from 2018 to 2022, and was named chief client experience officer in 2016 when he was first appointed to Truist’s executive leadership team. He currently leads more than 22,000 teammates in the retail, small business, and premier segments at Truist through mobile and online banking, multiple virtual service centers, and more than 2,000 community banking branches; oversees core deposit and loan products; and is responsible for consumer capital markets and several national consumer lending businesses at Truist. He also oversees enterprise marketing, client analytics, client experience strategy, and digital banking, transformation, and innovation. Mr. Wilson received an MBA from the University of Maryland and a bachelor’s in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is also a graduate of the Tuck Executive Program at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

* Independent directors all of whom satisfied the definitions of independence and have been affirmed by the Board as being 'independent' in accordance with NYSE Listing Standards.