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  • Our Board

  • Our Board is collectively responsible for the effective oversight of the Company and its businesses. It also determines the strategic direction, business plan, objectives and governance structure that will help achieve the long-term success of the Company and deliver sustainable shareholder value.

    The successful delivery of our strategy is dependent upon attracting and retaining the right talent. This starts with having a high-quality  Board.  Balance is an important requirement for the composition of the Board, not only in terms of the number of Executive and Non-executive Directors, but also in terms of the range of expertise and backgrounds.  While traditional diversity criteria such as gender and ethnicity are important, we also value diversity of skills, experience, knowledge and thinking styles.

    The Board’s full responsibilities are set out in the matters reserved for the Board. Please refer to the Terms of Reference section within our Documents and Policies web page.

    Our Board sets the risk appetite for the Company and takes the lead in areas such as safeguarding the reputation of the Company and financial policy, as well as making sure we maintain a sound system of internal control and risk management.

    Our Chairman is responsible for the leadership and management of the Board and its governance. He ensures the Board is effective in its role by promoting a culture of openness and debate, facilitating the effective contribution of all Directors and helping to maintain constructive relations between Executive and Non-executive Directors.

    Our Chief Executive is responsible for the executive leadership and day-to-day management of the Company, to ensure the delivery of the strategy agreed by the Board. Through his leadership of the Executive Committee, he demonstrates commitment to safety, operational and financial performance.

    Our Senior Independent Director acts as a sounding board for the Chairman and serves as an intermediary for the other Directors, as well as shareholders as required.

    Independent of management, our Non-executive Directors bring diverse skills and experience, vital to constructive challenge and debate. Exclusively, they form the Audit, Nominations and Remuneration Committees, and have an important role in developing proposals on strategy.



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      Image(140x140):   Sir Peter Gerson - 140x140
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      Link to URL:   Sir Peter Gershon CBE FREng
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      Image(140x140):   Andrew Bonfield 140x140
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      Image(140x140):   Paul Golby 140x140
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      Link to URL:   Paul Golby CBE FREng

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      Image(140x140):   Dean Seavers small pic
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      Link to URL:   Dean Seavers

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      Link to URL:   Pierre Dufour

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      Image(140x140):   Therese Esperdy
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      Image(140x140):   Ruth Kelly 140x140
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      Link to URL:   Nicola Shaw CBE

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      Non-executive Director and Senior Independent Director

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