Our operations are overseen by our Executive Committee, supported by our key governance committees:
These committees and the individual business sub-committees ensure we follow rigorous and consistent governance processes across our activities.
- Group Risk Committee
- Group Audit Committee
- Group Executive Committee
- Group Remuneration Committee
- Nomination Committee
Our key governance principles are:
- Appropriate leadership and accountability at each committee.
- Recognition and use of skills and experience across the Group
- Clear focus on outcomes
- Provide assurance to shareholders and regulators that decisions and objectives are well informed, honest and are challenged appropriately
The Investor Board is responsible for the long-term success of the company, its overall Group strategy, for approving major investments and contracts, transactions and other financial matters, and for monitoring the progress of the Group against budget. All directors receive sufficient relevant information on financial, business and corporate issues before meetings, and there is a formal schedule of matters reserved for decision by the Board.
Commitment to transparency
We are committed to fulfilling our legal and regulatory requirements in each of the locations in which we operate.
UK Modern Slavery
How we apply the Act within our business through policy and practice, is noted within our current statement, which can be found here.
We pay the appropriate taxes in the countries in which we operate. Our statutory obligations within the UK are covered here.
Our previous statement is here.
Gender Pay Gap
We have exceeded our requirement to report Gender Pay details for any UK company with more than 250 by including colleagues within Lowell Solicitors. Our latest report, 2019, can be found here.
Our previous report, 2018, is here.
Our report for 2017, is here.
UK Complaints Reporting
Every 6 months we report on the number of complaints we received to the Financial Conduct Authority, our latest figures (H1 2020) can be downloaded here.
Our H2 2019 report is here.
Our H1 2019 report can be downloaded here.
Our report for H2 2018 can be found here.
Reporting for H1 2018 can be found here.
Section 172 Statements
Our directors are committed to acting in the best interests of our business. In accordance with Section 172 of the Companies Act 2006, the following statements reflect that commitment in respect of our UK registered companies for 2019