Responsible for the overall conduct of the Group’s business including our long-term success; setting our values, standards and strategic objectives; reviewing our performance; and ensuring a successful dialogue with our shareholders.

Each year, an evaluation exercise of the board, its committees and its individual directors is carried out and the non-executive directors, led by the senior independent director, meet to evaluate the performance chairman, taking into account the views of the executive directors. At least every third year, the board and committee evaluation process is externally facilitated. Details of the findings of these reviews are set out in the Governance section of each Annual Report.

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