Tony Rice

Nomination Committee Chairman

4 Nomination Committee Meetings Held

Areas of Focus this Year

  • Diversity
  • Board Appointments and Succession Planning
  • SET Succession Planning and Leadership needs of the Group
  • Board Evaluation and Committee Effectiveness

Committee membership and attendance
Tony Rice
Date Joined: 5 May 2016
4/4Lawson Macartney
Date Joined: 1 December 2016
Julian Heslop
Date Joined: 1 January 2013
4/4Lisa Bright
Date Joined: 1 February 2019
Ishbel Macpherson
Date Joined: 1 February 2013

Dear Shareholder

On behalf of the Board, I am pleased to present the Nomination Committee (the Committee) report.

During the year there was one additional meeting which dealt with the appointment of Lisa Bright as a Non-Executive Director and her role as the designated director for employee engagement. In last year's report we made a commitment to improve our diversity balance on the Board and I am pleased to report that with the appointment of Lisa this is now at 28.6%.

The Committee regularly considers succession and emergency planning both for the Executive Directors and the Senior Executive Team (SET). Following the resignation of Richard Cotton, Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer, Paul Sandland, our DVP EU Finance Director, was appointed to the post of Acting Chief Financial Officer in line with our emergency succession planning. The Committee believes that the Board continues to have the appropriate skills, knowledge and experience to oversee the effective delivery of our strategy. The Committee also believes that the Group has an experienced SET to lead the development and implementation of this strategy.

The following report provides an overview of the work carried out during the year under review.

Should you have any questions in relation to this report or the Committee, please contact me or the Company Secretary.

Tony Rice

Nomination Committee Chairman

2 September 2019