The Board is committed to maintaining the highest standards of corporate governance and believe that an effective, challenging and diverse Board is essential to enable the Group to deliver its strategy and achieve long term value for its stakeholders.
Fostering cultural positivity
The Board is dedicated to setting the right tone at the top by demonstrating a set of values that enable entrepreneurial and prudent business management, and in turn facilitate sustainable business growth for the Group and its stakeholders. The Board also believe that a positive culture, supported by a robust governance structure, is critical to every successful organisation.
The board has implemented the changes to the UK Corporate Governance Code introduced in 2018, to the extent that it is fully compliant except for the following matter:
i. The 2018 Code removes the small company exemption that the Company has previously taken to allow the Chairman to be a member of the Audit Committee. The Board, advised by the Nomination Committee, currently believe it is appropriate that the Chairman remains a member of the Audit Committee given the size of Wilmington plc and his experience. This decision will be assessed annually.