Sportech is committed to sound corporate governance and believes it to be essential for business integrity and for shareholders’ trust in their Board. The responsibility for good governance lies with the Board, and they take a strong interest in ensuring the principles of sound corporate governance are disseminated throughout the organisation.
Our Committees are structured to ensure the responsibilities of the Board are carried out effectively and in line with best practice procedure.
We will continue to strive for best practice governance. We will use our time together as a Board and during communication between Directors outside of formal meetings, to address the core responsibilities of strategy, review of financial and operational performance, review of risk management and internal controls and ensuring the composition of the Board delivers an effective governing body for Sportech.
The Group also complies with:
- The UK Corporate Governance Code, a copy of which can be found here.
- The UK City Code on Takeovers and Mergers, a copy of which can be found here.
- The UK Modern Slavery Act (2015). A copy of our statement can be found here.
Sportech Board Committees:
The Committees of the Board are as follows:
The Audit Committee of the Board is chaired by Chris Rigg. The Committee’s main responsibilities include reviewing the Annual Report and Accounts and Interim Report, including considering significant financial reporting issues and judgements that they contain.
The Remuneration Committee of the Board is chaired by Ben Warn. The purpose of the Committee is to ensure that the remuneration of Executive Directors and Senior Executives, together with their terms and conditions of employment is sufficient to recruit and retain individuals of the calibre required to ensure a profitable growth of the business.
The Nomination Committee is chaired by Giles Vardey. The Committee’s main aims are to lead the process for any new appointments to the Board (whether Executive or Non-executive), make recommendations to the Board in relation to the same, evaluate the balance of skills, knowledge and experience on the Board, consider any matters relating to the continuation in office of any Director at any time, review Committee memberships and formulate plans for succession.
The Nomination Committee’s activities are underpinned by the principle that all appointments should be made on merit, against objective criteria and with due regard to the benefits of diversity on the Board.
Management ensures that the Committees are provided with all the necessary resources to enable them to undertake their duties in an effective and efficient manner. The Company Secretary or her delegate acts as secretary to the Committees.