Corporate Governance

The Board is committed to the highest standards of corporate governance and intends that the Company should comply with all requirements of the UK Corporate Governance Code that are applicable to it as a ‘smaller company’ (defined in the UK Corporate Governance Code as being a company below the FTSE 350).

Responsibility for governance matters lies with the Board, which is accountable to shareholders for the activities of the Group.  Further details of the ways in which the Company complies with the UK Corporate Governance Code can be found in the Corporate Governance Report of the Company’s annual report and accounts for the year ended 31 December 2021 (page 39). As at 31 December 2021, the Board considers that the Company is compliant with all aspects of the UK Corporate Governance Code that are applicable to it as a ‘smaller company’ with the exception of provisions 40 and 41, further details can be found within the Corporate Governance Report.

Our Non-Executive team comprises of Non-Executive Chairman Murray Legg, Annette Barnes, Andrew Day, Peter Harkness, Catherine Birkett and Julien Decot, all of whom are considered independent with the exception of Peter who has served on the Board as Non-Executive Director since 25 June 2009.

Peter is an experienced member of the Board with valuable sector specific skills and still a member of the Board. However, because his tenure prevents him from being independent he no longer sits on the Audit, Remuneration and Nominations Committees. There are five Independent Non-Executive Directors, who make up 62.5% of the Board.

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