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Corporate governance

Chairman's Introduction

My role as Chairman of Personal Group is to ensure that the Board is performing its role effectively. This means making sure the Directors have the capacity, ability, structure, diversity and support to respond to the opportunities being created for us, whilst having consideration of our responsibilities under s172 of the Companies Act 2006.

We continue to develop our governance processes to improve adherence to the Quoted Companies Alliance (QCA) Corporate Governance Code which the Group adopted in 2018. The Board does not consider that it departs from any of the principles of the Code and we continue to monitor our performance against each of the 10 principles. The Board is able to deliver effective decision making and subsequent drive of value for shareholders, based on the quality information which it receives.

The Board met 10 times in 2021. The details of the Risk and Compliance, Audit, Nominations and SM&CR and Remuneration Committees can be seen below.

Martin Bennet
Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Risk and Compliance Committee

The role of the Risk and Compliance Committee is to oversee compliance in conjunction with the overall approach to governance and risk management.

Current committee members and attendance:

  • Bob Head (Chair) 4/4
  • Martin Bennett 4/4
  • Maria Darby-Walker 4/4
  • Andy Lothian 4/4
  • Deborah Frost 4/4
  • Sarah Mace 4/4
  • Mark Winlow 1/1
4 meetings held

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee continues to provide assurance that shareholders’ interests are being properly protected by appropriate financial management, reporting and internal controls.

Current committee members and attendance:

  • Bob Head (Chair) 3/3
  • Martin Bennett 3/3
  • Maria Darby-Walker 3/3
  • Mark Winlow 1/1
3 meetings held

Nominations & SM&CR Committee

The objective of the Nominations Committee is to recommend for selection by the full Board, Director nominees and to ensure compliance with the requirements around SM&CR.

Current committee members and attendance:

  • Martin Bennett (Chair) 1/1
  • Maria Darby-Walker 1/1
  • Bob Head 1/1

The CEO, Non-Independent NEDs and Company Secretary are normally present at the meetings.

1 meeting held

Remuneration Committee

The Remuneration Committee’s objective is to align our reward strategy with the delivery of profitable and sustainable growth for the benefit of all our stakeholders.

Current committee members and attendance:

  • Maria Darby-Walker  (Chair) 4/4
  • Martin Bennett 3/3
  • Bob Head 4/4
  • Mark Winlow 1/1
4 meetings held

Statement of Compliance with the QCA Corporate Governance Code

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Statement of Compliance with the QCA Corporate Governance Code