About Us

Our Board

About Us

Our Board

The Board comprises, in addition to the Chair, three Independent Non-Executive Directors and two Executive Directors. Membership of both the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee is made up of the Independent Non-Executive Directors.

The Board believes that the size and composition of the Board give it sufficient independence, balance and broad experience to provide effective oversight of the Group’s strategy, performance, resources and standards of conduct. The continued strong representation of Non-Executive Directors on the Board demonstrates its independence, provides a greater depth of experience and facilitates challenge.

The roles of the Chair and the Chief Executive Officer are undertaken by separate individuals. The Non-Executive Chair, Bob Holt, is responsible for leadership of the Board and ensuring that there is effective communication with shareholders. The day-to-day leadership and management of the business are undertaken by the Chief Executive Officer, Paul Webb, assisted by senior management.

The Company Secretary, in conjunction with the Chair, ensures that accurate, timely and clear information is provided to the Board in order for informed decisions and discussions to take place. The Company Secretary is responsible for advising the Board on governance matters and regulatory requirements. The appointment and removal of the Company Secretary are matters reserved for the Board. All Directors have direct access to the Company Secretary and to independent professional advice at the Group’s expense as required.

The Group recognises the benefits of having a diverse Board, senior management team and workforce in general and seeks to recruit and develop the best-qualified candidates to support and achieve the Group’s long-term strategic and business objectives. The Group monitors and encourages diversity across the whole workforce in terms of gender, skills, culture, disability and ethnicity and believes such diversity contributes to the success of the Group.

The Group purchases and maintains Directors’ and Officers’ liability insurance in respect of the Group, the Company and its Directors throughout each financial year.