Board of directors

The Board is collectively accountable to shareholders for the Group's financial and operational performance and its responsibilities include:

 

• Setting the Group’s strategy

• Overseeing management’s implementation of the strategy

• Monitoring the operational and financial performance of the Group

• Setting the Group’s risk appetite

• Ensuring that appropriate risk management systems and internal controls are in place

• Setting the Group’s culture of ethical behaviour and agrees the Group’s Values

• Ensuring good corporate governance practices are in place

 

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Corporate Governance

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Board Committees

The Board has delegated certain responsibilities to a number of committees. The Board retains overall accountability and the Committee Chairmen are responsible for reporting back to the Board on the Committees’ activities.

Minutes of the Committees’ meetings are made available to all directors on the web-based Board portal.

Board Committees

Audit Committee

Chaired by Douglas Hurt
 

Oversees financial reporting, internal financial controls and risk management systems, the risk management process, the internal audit function and the Group’s relationship with the external auditors.

Liz Airey

Paul Forman

Douglas Hurt

Anne Minto OBE

Sybella Stanley

Chaired by Anne Minto OBE
 

Recommends the Group’s remuneration policy for executive directors.
Sets and monitors the level and structure of remuneration for the executive directors and other senior executives. Sets the Chairman’s fee.
 

William Camp

Paul Forman

Lars Frederiksen

Jeanne Johns

Anne Minto OBE

Dr Ajai Puri

Nominations Committee

Chaired by Dr Gerry Murphy

 

Makes recommendations to the Board regarding the structure, size, composition and succession needs of the Board and its Committees. Reviews the performance of the executive directors and the members of the Executive Committee. Oversees succession planning for directors and senior management.

 

Javed Ahmed

Liz Airey

William Camp

Lars Frederiksen

Sir Peter Gershon

Douglas Hurt

Jeanne Johns

Anne Minto OBE

Dr Ajai Puri

Sybella Stanley

Chaired by Jeanne Johns

 

Oversees a range of operational controls and risk management systems, focusing on safety, product quality, cyber security, environmental performance and the implementation of the Code of Ethics.

 

William Camp

Lars Frederiksen

Sir Peter Gershon

Douglas Hurt

Dr Gerry Murphy

Dr Ajai Puri

Board Diverstiy

Board Diversity

The Board of Tate & Lyle PLC recognises the importance of Board diversity and has developed a Board Diversity policy to facilitate this. The Board Diversity policy, as set out below, considered Lord Davies’s independent review into Women on Boards (2011):

 
The overall composition of our Board is fundamental to its effectiveness; we expect all members and potential members to demonstrate the skills, experience and knowledge required to contribute to this effectiveness. We believe that the right mix of gender, age and cultural diversity can enhance our perspective and approach. Therefore, it is our policy to consider overall Board balance and diversity when appointing new directors. 

With regard to gender diversity, we welcome the decision not to impose gender balance quotas. The Board comprises the Chairman, two executive directors and eight non-executive directors. In terms of female representation on the Board, we have four directors (36%). When possible, we are committed to using, executive search firms who have signed up to the Executive Search Firms Voluntary Code of Conduct.