Annual Report and Accounts 2016

Board of Directors

The Board considers each of its Non-executive Directors to be independent in accordance with the UK Corporate Governance Code.

The Board believes its Directors have an appropriate range of experience to oversee the business of the Group.

Composition
as at 31 March
(%)

(%)
2015
Executive
37.5
2015
Non-executive (inc. chairman)
62.5
2016
Executive
43.0
2016
Non-executive (inc. chairman)
57.0
2015
Male
75.0
2015
Female
25.0
2016
Male
71.4
2016
Female
28.6

Experience
as at 31 March
(%)

2015
Industry
37.5
2015
Finance
50.0
2015
Governance
12.5
2016
Industry
43.0
2016
Finance
43.0
2016
Governance
14.0
TENURE
as at 31 March
(%)

2015
0-3 years
50.0
2015
4-6 years
12.5
2015
7-10+ years
37.5
2016
0-3 years
57.0
2016
4-6 years
14.0
2016
7-10+ years
29.0

The Board’s target to achieve 25% female representation was achieved early, before the 2014/15 year end. However, during a period of transition on the Board, the female representation fell to 22% between April and July 2015 but then increased to 28.6% following the 2015 AGM.

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