A key component of my role is to oversee the development of the Group’s corporate governance model and ensure there is a clear focus on this increasingly important area of our business.

The Company is committed to maintaining high standards of corporate governance and has adopted the Quoted Companies Alliance Corporate Governance Code 2018 (“the QCA code”). The Company’s’ approach in relation to complying with each of the ten principles of the QCA code is set out below.

I am pleased to report that we consider we are compliant with all aspects of the requirements of the QCA Code.