The Board of Directors is committed to maintaining the highest standards of corporate governance, specifically ensuring that consistent messages on the core values of the Company and acceptable behaviours. The Board are responsible for achieving best practise and regularly review the context, progress and maintenance of these standards, for the benefit of all our stakeholders.
The Board is responsible for setting the Group’s strategic direction, the establishment of Group policies and internal controls and the monitoring of operational performance. In accordance with the UK Corporate Governance Code and corporate governance best practice, the Board has established a number of committees.
The Audit Committee comprises: Bryan Portman (Chair), Zoe Morgan and Maurice Helfgott.
The Committee’s principal responsibilities are ensuring the financial statements when taken as a whole are fair, balanced and understandable and that an objective and professional relation is maintained with the external auditor. The Committee also reviews risk management and internal controls.The Chief Executive Officer and Finance Director are invited to attend the meeting as appropriate.
Read more in the Corporate Governance section of the annual report.