As a Company with a Standard Listing, the Company is not required to comply with the provisions of the UK Corporate Governance Code.
The QCA Corporate Governance Code as published by the Quoted Companies Alliance, is tailored for small and mid-size quoted companies in the United Kingdom. The Company will, to the extent practicable for a company of its size and nature, follow the QCA Corporate Governance Code.
The Company will hold timely board meetings as issues arise which require the attention of the Board. The Board is responsible for the management of the business of the Company, setting the strategic direction of the Company and establishing the policies of the Company. It is the Directors’ responsibility to oversee the financial position of the Company and monitor the business and affairs of the Company, on behalf of the Shareholders, to whom they are accountable. The primary duty of the Directors is to act in the best interests of the Company at all times. The Board also addresses issues relating to internal control and the Company’s approach to risk management and has formally adopted an anti-corruption and bribery policy.
The Directors have established an audit committee, and a remuneration committee with formally delegated duties and responsibilities.
Evan Kirby and Kjeld Thygesen are considered by the Board to be an independent Non-Executive Directors.
The audit committee, which currently comprises Alex Borrelli (Chairman of the Audit Committee), Evan Kirby and Kjeld Thygesen and has the primary responsibility for monitoring the quality of internal control and ensuring that the financial performance of the Company is properly measured and reported on and for reviewing reports from the Company’s auditors relating to the Company’s accounting and internal controls. The committee is also responsible for making recommendations to the Board on the appointment of auditors and the audit fee and for ensuring the financial performance of the Company is properly monitored and reported. The audit committee will meet not less than three times a year.
The remuneration committee, which currently comprises Evan Kirby (Chairman of the Remuneration Committee), Kjeld Thygesen and Alex Borrelli and is responsible for the review and recommendation of the scale and structure of remuneration for senior management, including any bonus arrangements or the award of share options with due regard to the interests of the Shareholders and the performance of the Company.
Share Dealing Code
The Company has adopted, with effect from Admission, a share dealing policy regulating trading and confidentiality of inside information for the Directors and other persons discharging managerial responsibilities (and their persons closely associated) which contains provisions appropriate for a company whose shares are admitted to trading on the Official List (particularly relating to dealing during closed periods which will be in line with the Market Abuse Regulation). The Company will take all reasonable steps to ensure compliance by the Directors and any relevant employees with the terms of that share dealing policy.