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We maintain a clear division of responsibilities between the leadership of the Board and the executive leadership of the business. The Board as a whole is responsible for:
Purpose, values and strategy
Setting and role modelling our corporate purpose and shared values.
Setting the strategy to deliver our purpose, and secure the continued growth of the Group over the long term in the interests of our shareholders, taking account of our responsibilities to colleagues, customers, the communities in which we operate and the interests of our other stakeholders.
Ensuring that resources are in place to deliver the strategy.
Instilling and maintaining a culture of openness, integrity and transparency.
Oversight of succession planning and talent management.
Ensuring that financial and other controls and processes for risk management are in place and working effectively.
Setting an effective remuneration policy.
Ensuring that a process for assessing stakeholder balance is embedded in key decision-making and maintaining good relationships with shareholders and all of our stakeholders.
Reviewing progress towards strategic and operational goals and the performance of management.
Ensuring that Board balance and committee membership are appropriate and effective, and fully compliant with the requirements of the Corporate Governance Code.
The Board has adopted written statements setting out the respective responsibilities of the Chairman, the Deputy Chairman, the Chief Executive Officer, the Senior Independent Director of the Board, Board Committee members and the Company Secretary as set out below. An overview of responsibilities for individual Board Committees and their Chairs are set out in their relevant Committee reports.
CHAIRMAN – ANDY HARRISON
Will Adderley Deputy Chairman
Nick Wilkinson Chief Executive Officer
Karen Witts Chief Financial Officer
Marion Sears Non-Executive Director
William Reeve Non-Executive Director
Ian Bull Non-Executive Director
Peter Ruis Non-Executive Director
Arja Taaveniku Non-Executive Director
Vijay Talwar Non-Executive Director
Kelly Devine Non-Executive Director
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.