Nomination and Governance committee

Meet our Nomination and Governance committee


Ensuring the Board has strong and responsible leadership together with a wide range of skills.

The principal purpose of the committee is to monitor the balance of skills, knowledge, experience and diversity on the Board and the succession plans for the Executive Directors.

The committee focuses on ensuring that your Board has strong and responsible leadership together with a wide range of skills, knowledge and experience, which are critical to creating long-term shareholder value and business success. 

The committee continues to take responsibility for the oversight of talent development and ensuring that a future talent pipeline is taken throughout the Group.

The committee is required to meet no less than four times a year.


George Culmer (appointed 25 September 2019) (Chair)1

Michael Mire (appointed 12 September 2013)

Patrick Flynn (appointed 16 July 2019)

Jim McConville (appointed 01 December 2020)

Mohit Joshi (appointed 01 December 2020)

Pippa Lambert (appointed 1 January 2021)

Martin Strobel (appointed 22 October 2021)

Shonaid Jemmett-Page (appointed 20 December 2021)

Andrea Blance (appointed 21 February 2022) 

Mike Craston (appointed 9 August 2022)   

1 Chair from 27 May 2020

Role and responsibilities

The committee assists the Board in its oversight of Board composition, Board and senior executive succession and Group corporate governance by undertaking the following:

  • Assesses the balance of skills, knowledge, experience and diversity on the Board
  • Recommends Board and Board Committee appointments to the Board
  • Assesses succession plans for the Executive Directors
  • Assesses diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives
  • Assesses talent development throughout the Group, ensuring there is sufficient pipeline of diverse talent available to achieve the Company’s current and future strategy
  • Assesses the operation of the Governance Framework and governance practices across the Group
  • Drives consistency in respect of governance and overseeing compliance with governance principles in line with the Group’s strategic priorities
  • Assesses the Group’s organisational design and the governance and controls around the proposed changes
  • Oversees the subsidiary governance framework and regulatory control environment.

Read the full terms of reference for our Nomination and Governance Committee (PDF 62 KB)

2022 activities

A summary of the committee’s activities during 2022 is shown below, full details can be found in the committee’s report in the 2022 Annual Report and Accounts (PDF 105KB).

  • Led the selection process for the appointment of Non Executive Directors to the Board 
  • Led the appointment process for the appointment of Charlotte Jones as Chief Financial Officer on 5 September 2022
  • Reviewed the succession plans and the talent development framework for senior executives and continued to oversight the governance and effectiveness of the Group's subsidiary boards
  • Reviewed the composition of the Board and its committees and whether the Board required additional skills and experience which would complement those of the existing members.

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