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Corporate Governance

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For CPP Group, a sound governance framework underpins our ability to achieve our strategic goals and deliver long-term value for our shareholders and colleagues.

The Board has adopted the Quoted Companies Alliance Corporate Governance Code (‘QCA Code’) which provides a flexible but rigorous outcome-orientated framework that we believe is well suited to the Group. We operate a truly international Group with businesses at a distance from the UK, employing colleagues with often very different cultural backgrounds. Internal controls are built around clear Group-wide policies, national procedures consistent with those policies, and a strong internal assurance function reporting on compliance.

An overview of how the Group currently complies with each of the ten principles of the QCA Code is given in our Corporate Governance Statement. Further details may be found in our Annual Report & Accounts.

Supported by its committee structure, the Board devotes quality time to monitoring the Group’s performance, with the Risk & Compliance Committee monitoring the application of Group policies and standards across the Group.

Our governance framework

Our Board

The Board comprises seven Directors – the Chairman, three Executive Directors and three Independent Non-Executive Directors.

Membership at 31 December 2019

Sir Richard Lapthorne (Chair)
Jason Walsh
Oliver Laird
Justine Shaw
Mark Hamlin
Nick Cooper
Tim Elliott

Meetings held in 2019

Seven

Key matters reserved for the Board:

  • responsibility for the overall leadership of the Group and setting the Group’s values and standards;
  • approval of the Group’s long-term ambitions, objectives and commercial strategy;
  • material changes to the Group’s corporate structure, including any acquisitions or disposals;
  • ensuring maintenance of a sound system of internal control and risk management;
  • approval of annual and half-year results and trading updates;
  • approval of the dividend policy; and
  • material capital investments.

Audit Committee

Key objectives

To assist the Board in discharging its duties and responsibilities for financial reporting and internal financial control.

Membership at 31 December 2019

  • Tim Elliott (Chair)
  • Sir Richard Lapthorne
  • Nick Cooper
  • Mark Hamlin

 

Meetings held in 2019

Six

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Risk and Compliance Committee

Key objectives

To assist the Board in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities with regard to the risk appetite of the Group and the risk management and compliance framework and the governance structure that supports it.

Membership at 31 December 2019

  • Nick Cooper (Chair)
  • Sir Richard Lapthorne
  • Mark Hamlin
  • Tim Elliott

 

Meetings held in 2019

Four

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Remuneration Committee

Key objectives

Recommend to the Board the remuneration of the Chairman, Executive Directors, Company Secretary and senior management.

Membership at 31 December 2019

  • Mark Hamlin (Chair)
  • Sir Richard Lapthorne
  • Nick Cooper
  • Tim Elliott

 

Meetings held in 2019

Four

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Meet our Board of Directors

Our board are committed to advancing our strategic ambitions within a strong governance framework, under the leadership of our Chief Executive Officer Jason Walsh.

The board is made up of four non-executive and three executive directors and meets at least seven times a year to discuss strategic, financial and commercial priorities.

Find out more about the CPP Group Board below.

Sir Richard Lapthorne

Sir Richard Lapthorne

Chairman

Mark Hamlin

Mark Hamlin

Independent Non-Executive Director

Nick Cooper

Nick Cooper

Independent Non-Executive Director

Tim Elliott

Tim Elliott

Independent Non-Executive Director

Jason Walsh

Jason Walsh

Chief Executive Officer

Oliver Laird

Oliver Laird

Chief Financial Officer

Justine Shaw

Justine Shaw

People & Culture Director

Simon Thompson

Simon Thompson

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Sir Richard Lapthorne

Sir Richard Lapthorne

Chairman

Mark Hamlin

Mark Hamlin

Independent Non-Executive Director

Justine Shaw

Justine Shaw

People & Culture Director

Nick Cooper

Nick Cooper

Independent Non-Executive Director

Tim Elliott

Tim Elliott

Independent Non-Executive Director

Simon Thompson

Simon Thompson

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Jason Walsh

Jason Walsh

Chief Executive Officer

Oliver Laird

Oliver Laird

Chief Financial Officer