Countryside Properties operates through its Board of Directors with day-to-day operation conducted by the Executive Management Team. The Board is responsible for business strategy, risk and oversight of the Executive Management Team. The Executive Management Team has responsibility for the day-to-day operation of the business and for developing strategy for the Board's input and approval.

The Board

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.

Role and responsibilities

  • Leads the Board, sets the agenda and promotes a culture of open debate between Executive and Non-Executive Directors
  • Regularly meets with the Group Chief Executive and other senior management to stay informed
  • Ensures effective communication with our shareholders

Role and responsibilities

  • Provides a sounding board to the Chairman and appraises his performance
  • Acts as intermediary for other Directors if needed
  • Available to respond to shareholder concerns when contact through the normal channels is inappropriate

Role and responsibilities

  • Contribute to developing our strategy
  • Scrutinise and constructively challenge the performance of management in the execution of our strategy

Role and responsibilities

  • Leads the business, implements strategy and chairs the Executive Committee

Role and responsibilities

  • Leads the operating divisions of the business.

Role and responsibilities

  • Responsible for the group financial strategy and maintains financial control.

Role and responsibilities

  • Supports the Chairman and Group Chief Executive in fulfilling their duties
  • Available to all Directors for advice and support

Board Committees

Delegated to by the Board and responsible for maintaining effective governance in the following areas: audit, remuneration, Board composition, succession planning and corporate governance.

Role and responsibilities

  • Monitoring the integrity of the Group’s financial statements
  • Reviewing significant accounting and reporting judgements
  • Reviewing the effectiveness of the internal audit and external audit process
  • Reviewing the Group’s procedures for detecting and preventing fraud, bribery and the governance of anti-money laundering systems and controls

Audit Committee Terms of Reference

Role and responsibilities

  • Determining the structure, size and composition of the Board
  • Making recommendations in relation to the re-election of Directors retiring by rotation
  • Conducting performance evaluations of Directors
  • Succession planning

Nomination Committee Terms of Reference

Role and responsibilities

  • Recommending to the Board the Company’s policy on executive remuneration
  • Setting overarching principles and parameters and the governance framework of the Group’s remuneration policy
  • Determining the individual remuneration and benefits package of each of the Company’s Executive Directors and its Company Secretary

Remuneration Committee Terms of Reference

Executive Committees

Responsible for implementing strategic objectives and realising competitive business performance in line with established risk management frameworks, compliance policies, internal control systems and reporting requirements.

Role and responsibilities

  • Monitoring and assessing the effectiveness of the Group’s risk and control processes
  • Co-ordinating the implementation by management of Group policies on risk and control
  • Overseeing the administration of the Group’s insurance arrangements, providing assurance to the Audit Committee that such monitoring and assessment of the Group’s internal control systems is being undertaken

Role and responsibilities

  • Determining the policy, objectives and targets for the Group’s health and safety compliance and performance
  • Ensuring adequate training and communication to achieve the Group’s health and safety objectives
  • Determining the policy, objectives and targets for the Group’s quality and environmental compliance and performance
  • Ensuring adequate training and communication to achieve the Group’s quality and environmental objectives

Role and responsibilities

  • Responsible for identification of operational and strategic risks
  • Responsible for ownership and control of specific risks
  • Responsible for establishing and managing the implementation of appropriate action plans

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