The Nominations Committee comprises the Non-executive Directors and is chaired by Roger McDowell. It meets as required in order to review the structure, size and composition of the Board. It is responsible for the selection and recommendation of suitable candidates for appointment to the Board and for ensuring that there is a formal, rigorous and transparent procedure for the appointment of all new Directors to the Board.

During the year the Nominations Committee kept under review the leadership and governance needs of the organisation, both executive and non-executive.

This was done with a view to ensuring the continued ability of the organisation to compete effectively in the marketplace, giving full consideration to succession planning for Directors and other senior Executives in the course of its work, taking into account the challenges and opportunities facing the Company, and the skills, experience, independence, knowledge and diversity needed on the Board in the future.

During 2019 the activities of the Committee focused on ensuring the composition of the Board remained effective following the resignation of Rod Holdsworth and Andrew Bryce.