The Board recognises the importance of good corporate practice and is committed to maintaining high standards of corporate governance throughout the group. The Board comprises four executive directors and four non-executive directors. The directors intend to comply with the UK Corporate Governance Code in such respects as are appropriate for a company of this size, nature and stage of development.
The Board meets regularly and has overall responsibility for ensuring that the group is properly led and controlled, and is accountable to shareholders for financial and operational performance. These responsibilities include the overall strategy of the group, approval of significant items of expenditure and consideration of significant financing matters pertaining to the group.
The Board has established an Audit Committee, a Remuneration Committee and a Nominations Committee with formally delegated duties and responsibilities. Each of the Committees comprises three non-executive directors, who will invite other members of the Board to attend meetings as appropriate.
The Remuneration Committee is chaired by Mark Driver. It reviews the performance of executive directors and sets the scale and structure of their remuneration and reviews the basis of their service agreements with due regard to the interests of the shareholders. The Remuneration Committee also makes recommendations to the Board concerning the allocation of share options to directors and employees. The remuneration and terms of appointment of non-executive directors will be set by the Board.
The company has a remuneration policy, the aim of which is to provide, in the context of the group's business strategy, remuneration that will attract and retain high calibre executives and staff. In order to achieve this, total rewards are set at levels that are competitive within the relevant market. Rewards are earned through the achievement of objectives based on measures consistent with shareholder interests.
The Audit Committee is chaired by Barry Aling, it meets at least twice each year and is responsible for monitoring the quality of internal control, ensuring that the financial performance of the company is properly measured and reported on, meeting with the auditors and reviewing reports from the auditors relating to accounting and internal controls.
The finance director is invited to attend meetings but the committee meets with the auditors at least once a year without the finance director being present.
The Nominations Committee is chaired by Susannah Nicklin. It is responsible for reviewing and proposing appointments to the Board and the various Board committees. In addition, the committee has responsibility for reviewing the composition of the Board and for selecting candidates for appointment, to meet the desired composition.
City of London Investment Group PLC is incorporated and registered in England and Wales. Its company registration number is 2685257.
City of London Investment Management Company Limited is authorised and regulated for the conduct of investment business within the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), registered as an Investment Advisor with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA).
Registered in England and Wales No. 2851236. Registered Office: 77 Gracechurch Street, London, EC3V 0AS, England.
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