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CHAIRMAN – ANDY HARRISON

EXECUTIVES/NON-INDEPENDENTS

Will Adderley Deputy Chairman

Nick Wilkinson Chief Executive Officer

Marion Sears Non-Executive Director

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVES

Liz Doherty Senior Independent Director

William Reeve Non-Executive Director

Peter Ruis Non-Executive Director

CHAIRMAN

Andy Harrison

Andy Harrison is responsible for:

  • The leadership, effectiveness and governance of the Board
  • Setting the agenda, style and tone of Board discussions with a particular focus on strategic matters
  • Ensuring each Non-Executive Director makes an effective contribution to the Board
  • Ensuring that the Directors receive accurate, timely and clear information
  • Chairing the Nominations Committee

Chairman’s responsibilities

DEPUTY CHAIRMAN

will adderley

Will Adderley is responsible for:

  • Maintaining a close dialogue with the Chairman and the CEO
  • Contributing to the development of the Group’s culture and values by promoting and visibly demonstrating the Company’s long established business principles
  • Assisting the CEO in strategic and operational activities as requested
  • Supporting and deputising for the Chairman as required
  • Member of the Nominations Committee

Deputy Chairman's responsibilities

 

SENIOR INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR

liz doherty

Liz Doherty is responsible for:

  • Acting as a ‘sounding board’ for the Chairman and an intermediary for the other Directors
  • Leading the Non-Executive Directors in their annual assessment of the Chairman’s performance
  • Making herself available to shareholders, particularly if they have concerns that the normal channels have failed to resolve, or for which such contact would be inappropriate
  • Chairing the Audit and Risk Committee

Role of the Senior Independent Director

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Nick Wilkinson

Nick Wilkinson is responsible for:

  • Proposing the strategic objectives of the Group for approval by the Board, and delivering the strategic and financial objectives in line with the agreed strategy
  • Leading the Executive Board and senior management in managing the operational requirements of the business
  • Providing clear and visible leadership in business conduct
  • Effective and ongoing communication with shareholders

Chief Executive Officer responsibilities

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

Liz Doherty, William Reeve, Peter Ruis, and Marion Sears are responsible for:

  • Constructive contribution and challenge to the development of strategy
  • Monitoring operational and financial performance and scrutiny of management performance in the delivery of strategic objectives
  • Oversight of financial and other controls and processes for risk management
  • William Reeve chairs the Remuneration Committee
  • With the exception of Andy Harrison and Marion Sears, all Non-Executive Directors chair or sit on all Board Committees

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

The Chief Financial Officer (Laura Carr from November 2018) is responsible for:

  • Working with the CEO to develop and implement the Group’s strategic objectives
  • The financial delivery and performance of the Group
  • Ensuring that the Group remains appropriately funded to pursue the strategic objectives
  • Ensuring proper financial controls and risk management of the Group and compliance with associated regulation
  • Investor relations activities, and communications with investors

COMPANY SECRETARY

dawn durrant

Dawn Durrant is responsible for:

  • Supporting the Chairman and the Non-Executive Directors with their responsibilities
  • Advising on regulatory compliance and corporate governance
  • Facilitating individual induction programmes for Directors and assisting with their development as required
  • Communications with shareholders and organisation of the AGM
  • Overseeing the Sustainability activities of the Group