The Company, led by the Board, strives towards high standards of corporate governance and complies with the principles and provisions of the UK Corporate Governance Code published by the Financial Reporting Council in April 2016 (the ‘Code’). This report sets out the Group’s principal governance policies and practices and explains how it complies with the provisions of the Code.

Heather Williams
Company Secretary

The Board is committed to upholding high standards of corporate governance. The high level of involvement of the Executive Directors in the day to day running of the Group’s operations enables good governance principles and policies to be upheld throughout the Group.

Communication with existing and potential shareholders is given a high priority and the Group undertakes a regular dialogue with its shareholders.

Duncan Hunter has been appointed as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director. He is available to discuss any issues or concerns with shareholders and is willing to hold meetings with shareholders whenever requested.