James Fisher's Audit and Risk, Remuneration and Nominations Committees.

View below for the roles and responsibilities of each of our Committees.

Audit and Risk Committee

Chaired by Justin Atkinson

Supports the Board in discharging its responsibilities for oversight and monitoring of financial reporting, risk management and internal control. 

Key objectives

To monitor the integrity of the Group’s reporting process and financial management and to ensure that risks are carefully identified and assessed and that sound systems of risk management and internal control are in place.

Key responsibilities
  • The accounting principles, policies and practices adopted in the Group’s accounts.
  • Reviewing external financial reporting and associated announcements.
  • Managing the appointment, independence, effectiveness and remuneration of the Group’s external auditor, including the policy on the award of non-audit services.
  • Initiating and supervising a competitive tender process for the external audit when next required.
  • The resourcing, plans and effectiveness of Internal Audit.
  • The adequacy and effectiveness of the internal control environment.
  • The Group’s risk management processes and performance.
  • The establishment and oversight of fraud prevention arrangements.
  • The provision of advice to the Board on whether the Annual Report and Accounts, when taken as a whole, is fair, balanced and understandable and provides all the necessary information for shareholders to assess the Company’s position, performance, business model and strategy.

The Committee holds a minimum of three scheduled meetings annually. During 2023, the Committee met six times, principally as a result of the delayed release of the Company's 2022 Full Year Results.

Read the Terms of Reference of the Audit and Risk Committee.

Remuneration Committee

Chaired by Inken Braunschmidt

Agrees the Remuneration Policy for Executive Directors and oversees remuneration for other senior executives; reviews the appropriateness and relevance of the Group’s Remuneration Policy; and ensures that the provisions of the Code relating to remuneration are fulfilled. Reviews workforce remuneration and related policies and the alignment of incentives and rewards with culture, taking these into account when setting the policy for Executive remuneration.

Key objectives

The Committee’s objectives are to create a fair, equitable and competitive total reward package that supports the Group's vision and strategy; and to ensure that rewards are performance-based, encourage long-term shareholder value creation and are straightforward to communicate and operate.

Key responsibilities
  • Designing the Remuneration Policy.
  • Implementing the Remuneration Policy.
  • Ensuring the competitiveness of reward.
  • Designing the incentive plans.
  • Setting incentive targets and determining award levels.
  • Overseeing all share awards across the Group.

The Committee meets at least three times a year.

Read the Terms of Reference of the Remuneration Committee.

Nominations Committee

Chaired by Angus Cockburn

Reviews the leadership and succession needs of the Company and ensures that appropriate procedures are in place for selecting, nominating, onboarding, training and evaluating Directors.

Key objectives

Reviewing the composition of the Board and succession planning.

Key responsibilities
  • To regularly review the structure, size and composition of the Board (including skills, knowledge, diversity, independence and experience) and recommend any changes.
  • Succession planning for Directors and senior executives, taking into account the challenges and opportunities facing the Company and the skills and expertise therefore needed in the future.
  • Identifying and nominating candidates for Director positions, for approval by the Board.

The Committee meets at least three times a year. During 2023, the Committee met four times.

Read the Terms of Reference of the Nominations Committee.

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