The Board is assisted in its activities by a number of standing committees of the Board and, in undertaking its duties, it delegates certain authorities and decisions to these Committees.
The Board reviews the membership of these Committees on a regular basis. The Board committee structure, together with a summary of the roles and composition of the Committees, is outlined in the table below.
The Chairman is responsible for the leadership of the Board and ensuring its effectiveness. He is also responsible for organising the business of the Board and setting its agenda. In addition to the Chairman, there are currently five independent, non-executive Directors and one 3i Group plc nominee, who is not considered to be independent.
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Richard Laing (Chair)