The audit committee has the primary responsibility of monitoring the quality of internal controls and ensuring that the financial performance of the Group is properly measured and reported on. It receives and reviews reports from the Group’s management and external auditors relating to the interim and annual accounts and the accounting and internal control systems in use throughout the Group. The audit committee meets not less than twice in each financial year and has unrestricted access to the Group’s external auditors. The audit committee comprises Michael Jolliffe, Keith Lough and Gunnar Palm and is chaired by Keith Lough.
The remuneration committee reviews the performance of the Executive Directors and makes recommendations to the Board on matters relating to their remuneration and terms of service. The remuneration committee also makes recommendations to the Board on proposals for the granting of share options and other equity incentives pursuant to any employee share option scheme or equity incentive plans in operation from time to time. The remuneration committee meets at least twice a year and as and when necessary. In exercising this role, the Directors shall have regard to the recommendations put forward in the Quoted Company Alliance Guidelines and, where appropriate, the Corporate Governance Code Guidelines. The remuneration committee is chaired by Michael Jolliffe and also includes Keith Lough and Gunnar Palm.