The Board is committed to the highest standards of corporate governance. The Board comprises 9 members, consisting of the Chairman, 5 independent Non-Executive Directors, 2 Executive Directors and 1 Non-Executive Director. Details on members of the Board can be found in the “Our Board” section of the website.
The Board has the ultimate responsibility for ensuring that the Company is managed effectively and in the best interests of the shareholders, customers, employees and other stakeholders (including regulators). The Board meets regularly and provides direction, oversight and detailed review/challenge of the Group’s business. The Board delegates specific powers for some matters to committees, details of which are set out below. The outputs from each committee meeting are reported to the Board, thus ensuring the Board maintains the necessary oversight. More detail on the committees and their work is described in the section headed “Committees” below.
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The Group is committed to complying with the requirements of the UK Corporate Governance Code, which sets out standards of good practice in relation to board leadership and effectiveness, remuneration, accountability and relations with shareholders. The Group currently complies with the recommendations of the UK Corporate Governance Code concerning the number of independent non-executive directors the Company should have and will continue its search for additional independent non-executive directors and expects to appoint additional non-executives when suitable candidates are identified.