Appointments to the board of directors

Appointments to the board of directors are proposed by the Nominations and Remuneration Committee which takes into account the appropriate balance of skills, experience and diversity required to lead, control and best represent Bell. Appointments are formal, transparent and a matter for the board as a whole.

A formal induction programme is in place for new board members. This sets out directors’ responsibilities, fiduciary duties and information relating to the relevant statutory and regulatory frameworks. This enables the new appointees to provide inputs from the onset and make informed decisions. The Group Company Secretary manages the implementation of this induction programme which includes introductions to key members of executive management and visits to Bell’s local manufacturing and distribution sites. New appointees receive copies of the latest interim announcements and annual financial statements and are provided with details of the group’s strategy, current budget, group structure, board and sub-committee composition as well as information on upcoming board meetings.