The Board is supported by the committees that have been established in line with governance practice and to which the Board has delegated specific areas of responsibility.

The committees have been established in line with governance practice and the Board has delegated certain responsibilities thereby enabling full consideration to be given to all key matters. After each committee meeting, each committee chair reports back to the next board meeting. This facilitates the communication between directors and ensures that all aspects of the Board's mandate have been addressed. In addition there is an executive committee that is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Group within the limits set by the Board. 

Each committee includes members who have recent and relevant skill and knowledge and independent non-executive directors. Each committee has access to independent professional advice when necessary

 

The effective operation of the Board is supported by each of the committees detailed below:

Nominations committee

Oversees the composition of the Board and committees and considers succession planning, making recommendations to the Board

Audit committee

Oversees the Group’s corporate financial reporting, the internal control system, risk management and the relationship with the external auditor

Remuneration committee

Responsibility for recommending overall remuneration policy and the setting of executive and senior management remuneration

Sustainable development committee

Oversees the Group’s strategy, commitments, targets and performance relating to safety, the environment and other sustainable development matters

Executive committee

Day-to-day management of the Group

 

While the Board has delegated the day-to-day management of the Group to the Chief Executive Officer, there is a formal schedule of matters reserved for the Board which provides a framework for the Board to oversee control of the Group’s affairs.

Matters Reserved for the Board