Michelmersh Brick Holdings PLC Corporate Governance
The Directors acknowledge the importance of high standards of corporate governance and, given the Company’s size and the constitution of the Board, have developed its procedures to comply with the principles set out in the Quoted Companies Alliance Corporate Governance Code 2018 (QCA Code).
The Company’s Corporate Governance Statement, setting out how it has applied the principles of the QCA Code is available here.
The roles and responsibilities of the Board, it’s committees and directors are summarised below.
Board & Committees:
The Board consists of a suitable balance of Executive and Non-Executive Directors, and meets approximately four times each year with additional ad hoc meetings convened when required. Outside of formal meetings, the Chair meets regularly with each of the Executives. There are three Board Committees: the Audit Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee. These Committees meeting regularly throughout the year and report back to the Board in line with corporate guidelines. More information on the activities of the Committees can be found in their terms of reference (available below) and the Company’s Annual Report (available here).
The Chair is responsible for the leadership of the Board, ensuring its overall effectiveness through overseeing high standards of corporate governance, and allowing stakeholder views to be incorporated as part of the Board’s decision making. The Chair’s role is also to build collaborative relationships, and promote debate and openness so as to ensure the effective contribution by all Directors and Non-Executive Directors (“NEDs”).
Joint Chief Executive Officers:
The joint Chief Executive Officers (“CEOs”) are responsible for the daily operation and running of the business of the Group, supported by the management team. The CEOs also lead the development and implementation of the strategy and business plan, maintain effective working relationships with the Chair and NEDs, whilst providing leadership in the Company’s commitment to its purpose, high business standards, culture and core values, and communication with key stakeholders.
Chief Financial Officer:
The Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) is responsible for helping to drive the direction and success of the Group using his knowledge and understanding of the financial position of the Company, as well as the requirements of the shareholders and market. The CFO ensures rigorous financial discipline whilst developing and delivering the strategic financial objectives agreed with the Board.
Non-Executive Directors (NED):
The NED role is to bring external perspective, independent judgement and objectivity to the Board’s decision making and discussion. The NEDs bring a range of skills, expertise and knowledge to the Board, and constructively challenge the Executive management of the Company. The Non-Executive Directors are responsible for a range of activities, including monitoring the performance of the executive management, determining appropriate levels of remuneration, ensuring financial controls and risk management systems are robust, as well as challenging and supporting Executive Management in the development of the strategy and objectives of the Company.
Date last reviewed 9 July 2021.