Summary of principal activities

  • Appointment of Nick Wilkinson as Chief Executive Officer in February 2018
  • Appointment of Rachel Osborne as a Non-Executive Director in April 2018
  • Appointment of Laura Carr as Chief Financial Officer, to start in November 2018
  • Board now 37% female (44% including the Company Secretary)

Principal Duties

The purpose of the Committee is to assist the Board by keeping the composition of the Board under review and conducting a rigorous and transparent process against objective criteria, and with due regard for the benefits of diversity of the Board, when new appointments to the Board are made.

While all Board appointment processes and succession discussions are led by the Nominations Committee, these are viewed as important whole-Board topics and no appointment has been or will be made to the Board without agreement of all Directors.


The Committee's full terms of reference is available here:

Committee Membership

The following Directors served on the Committee during the year:

Member Period from: To:
Andy Harrison (Chair) 1 September 2014 To date
Will Adderley 17 February 2011 To date
Liz Doherty 1 May 2013 To date
William Reeve 1 July 2015 To date
Peter Ruis 10 September 2015 To date
Marion Sears 18 January 2005 To date
Rachel Osborne 1 April 2018 28 August 2018
Simon Emeny 25 June 2007 21 November 2017

Committee Meetings

There were seven Committee meetings held in the year and members’ attendance was as shown in the table below. The Company Secretary acts as secretary to the Committee. No Director attended that part of a meeting during which his or her own position was discussed.

Member Meetings attended:
Andy Harrison (Chair) 7/7
Will Adderley 7/7
Liz Doherty 7/7
William Reeve 7/7
Peter Ruis 7/7
Rachel Osborne 1/1
Marion Sears 7/7
Simon Emeny 3/3