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The Board is responsible for establishing the Group’s long-term strategy and objectives and is ultimately responsible for the effectiveness of the Group’s system of internal control. The executive directors of the Board, through their operational roles, will have close involvement with the operations of the business. The Board is responsible for ensuring that commercial risks and financing needs are properly considered, the obligations of a public company are adhered to and all decisions are made objectively in the interest of the Group, its stakeholders and sustainably for the long term success of the Group.

There is a clear separation of duties between the non-executive Chair, the Chief Executive Officer and Senior Independent Director; details of their respective roles can be found under Division of Responsibility.

There is a formal Schedule of Matters Reserved to the Board for consideration and discussion, including:

  • Appointment of directors
  • Strategic Plans for the Group
  • Annual budget
  • Major Acquisitions and Disposals
  • Significant Capital Expenditure
  • Approval of full-year and interim results, and the Annual Report and Accounts

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