The Board is responsible for the overall conduct of the Group’s business and has the powers, authorities and duties vested in it by, and pursuant to, the relevant laws of England and Wales and the Articles of Association of the company.

The Board:

  • has final responsibility for the management, direction and performance of our businesses;
  • is required to exercise objective judgement on all corporate matters independent from executive management;
  • is accountable to shareholders for the proper conduct of the business; and
  • is responsible for ensuring the effectiveness of and reporting on our system of corporate governance

The Board meets at least eight times a year and the meetings are structured to allow open discussion.

The Chairman is responsible for the operation, leadership and governance of the Board, ensuring its effectiveness and setting its agenda. The Chief Executive is responsible for the management of the Group’s business and the implementation of Board strategy and policy.

The Board has established an Audit and Risk Committee, a Nominations and Governance Committee and a Remuneration Committee, each of which has formal terms of reference approved by the Board.