The Directors recognise the importance of sound corporate governance and intend to comply with the QCA Guidelines, to the extent appropriate for a company of its nature and size. The QCA Guidelines were devised by the QCA, in consultation with a number of significant institutional small company investors, as an alternative corporate governance code applicable to AIM companies and have become a widely recognised benchmark for corporate governance of small and mid-sized quoted companies, particularly AIM companies.
The Audit Committee comprises Matthew Benson, Nick Cooper, Roger Eddie and Colin Rae and is chaired by Matthew Benson. The Audit committee, inter alia, determines and examines matters relating to the financial affairs of the Company including the terms of engagement of the Company’s auditors and, in consultation with the auditors, the scope of the annual audit. It receives and reviews reports from management and the Company’s auditors relating to the half yearly and annual accounts and the accounting and internal control systems in use throughout the Group.
The Remuneration Committee comprises Roger Eddie, Nick Cooper, Matthew Benson and Colin Rae and is chaired by Roger Eddie. The Remuneration Committee, inter alia, reviews and makes recommendations in respect of the Directors’ remuneration and benefits packages, including share options and the terms of their appointment. The Remuneration Committee also makes recommendations to the Board concerning the allocation of share options to employees under the Share Plans.
The Nomination Committee comprises Matthew Benson, Roger Eddie, Sandy Adam and Colin Rae and is chaired by Roger Eddie. The Nomination Committee considers the selection and re-appointment of Directors. It identifies and nominates candidates to fill Board vacancies and reviews regularly the structure, size and composition (including the skills, knowledge and experience) of the Board and makes recommendations to the Board with regard to any changes.
The City Code
Springfield Properties plc is subject to the UK City Code on Takeovers and Mergers.
QCA Code Compliance
We have set out our approach in relation to the QCA Code in the following document. Link to QCA Code Compliance. This code was last reviewed on 26th September 2019 and will be reviewed on an annual basis.