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 2018 the activities of the Committee focused on ensuring  the composition of the Board remained effective.