The Company observes the requirements of the UK Corporate Governance Code. The Company is in compliance with the UK Corporate Governance Code, save as set out below:
Each of the Directors has been briefed on their obligations and has signed up to a protocol relating to the management and dissemination of confidential information so as to ensure that the Company and its Directors comply with the provisions of the Market Abuse Regulation and the requirement to ensure that any inside information and other confidential information remains properly collated, recorded and held confidential.
The Company has established audit, remuneration and nomination committees.
The Audit Committee has responsibility for, among other things, the monitoring of the integrity of the financial statements of the Company and its Enlarged Group and the involvement of the Group’s auditors in that process. It focuses in particular on compliance with accounting policies and ensuring that an effective system of external audit and financial control is maintained, including considering the scope of the annual audit and the extent of the non-audit work undertaken by external auditors and advising on the appointment of external auditors. The ultimate responsibility for reviewing and approving the annual report and accounts and the half-yearly reports remains with the Board. The Audit Committee will meet at least three times a year at the appropriate times in the financial reporting and audit cycle.
The members of the Audit Committee are Peter Redmond, who acts as chairman of the committee, and Professor Sir Marc Feldmann, and the Financial Controller attends its meetings.
The remuneration committee reviews the performance of the executive directors and makes recommendations to the Board on matters relating to their remuneration and terms of employment. The committee also makes recommendations to the Board on proposals for the granting of share awards and other equity incentives pursuant to any share award scheme or equity incentive scheme in operation from time to time. The Remuneration Committee meets at least twice a year.
The members of the Remuneration Committee are Peter Redmond, who acts as chairman of the committee, and Alexis Sandler.
The Nomination Committee is responsible for considering and making recommendations to the Board in respect of appointments to the Board, the Board committees and the chairmanship of the Board committees. It is also responsible for keeping the structure, size and composition of the Board under regular review, and for making recommendations to the Board with regard to any changes necessary, taking into account the skills and expertise that will be needed on the Board in the future. The Nomination Committee meets at least once a year.
The members of the Nomination Committee are Peter Redmond, Alexis Sandler, Peter and Professor Sir Marc Feldmann.