The following committees deal with specific aspects of the Group's affairs:
The audit committee is chaired by Nicholas Taylor with John Booth and Annette Nabavi being the other member. Eddie Buxton, Mark Townsend and Dale Todd (who acts as secretary to the committee) attend meetings as appropriate, as do the external auditors.
The remit of the committee is to:
The board is satisfied that Nicholas Taylor has adequate recent and relevant commercial and financial knowledge and experience to chair the committee; it also considers that Annette Nabavi has such knowledge and experience.
The remuneration committee is chaired by Annette Nabavi, its other members being John Booth and Nicholas Taylor. The committee meets at least once a year. The committee's report to shareholders on directors' remuneration is set out on page 28 of the 2015 Annual Report.
The nomination committee has two members, both non-executive, and is comprised of John Booth, chairman, and Nicholas Taylor. The committee meets as required under the terms of its remit.
The committee's remit includes: