Board Committees

The Audit Committee is chaired by Colin Rutherford and comprises Alastair Miller, Charlie Parker, Karen Miller and Colin Rutherford.

Each Committee member is independent and has broad commercial experience as a director. Colin Rutherford also has significant, recent and relevant financial experience and was previously the Chairman of the Audit Committee of Mitchells & Butler plc. Alastair Miller is a Chartered Accountant and was previously the Chief Financial Officer of New Look Group and has significant, recent and relevant financial experience. The Committee as a whole has competence relevant to the sector in which the Company operates.

The Audit Committee has oversight of financial reporting and internal controls, risk management and internal controls processes and is responsible for overseeing the Group’s relationship with its external auditors, including their remuneration. The Audit Committee considers the nature, scope and results of the auditors’ work and reviews, develops and implements policy on the supply of any non-audit services that are to be provided by the auditors. It receives and reviews reports from the Group’s auditors relating to the Group’s annual report and accounts and the external audit process. 

The Remuneration Committee is chaired by Alastair Miller and comprises Margaret Ford, Alastair Miller, Charlie Parker, Karen Miller, Colin Rutherford and Alastair Miller.

The role of the Remuneration Committee is to establish a formal and transparent procedure for developing and implementing the remuneration policy. The Policy should have regard to the risk appetite o the Company and Executive remuneration should be aligned to the Company’s purpose and values and be clearly linked to the successful delivery of the Company’s long-term strategy. The Committee also reviews the remuneration of the Chairman and the senior executives below Board level.

The Nomination Committee is chaired by Margaret Ford and comprises Alastair Miller, Colin Rutherford, Charlie Parker, Karen Miller and Margaret Ford.

The Nomination Committee meets at least twice a year and at such other times as the Chairman of the Committee deems necessary.

The purpose of the Committee is to regularly review the structure, size and composition of the Board and its committees, review the leadership and succession needs at Board and Executive Committee level, identifying and nominating for approval candidates to fill Board vacancies, evaluating the Board’s diversity and balance of skills, evaluating the performance of the Board and reviewing the time needed to fulfil the roles of the Chairman, Senior Independent Director and Non-Executive Directors. 

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