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Audit Committee

The Board has appointed an Audit Committee comprising of a Chair and at least one other non-executive member of The Board, and a Co-optee.

The Committee meets at least three times a year. The Chair, the Chief Executie Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Head of Finance are invited to be present at each meeting.

Part of at least one meeting a year is set aside for the Committee to meet with the external auditors without the presence of the company’s executive team. The Company’s external statutory auditor for the year ended 31 March 2019 was Haysmacintyre. 

The ‘Terms of Reference’ document outlines the functions and responsibilities of the Committee. This document is reviewed every four years by the Audit Committee and presented to the Board thereafter for approval. This was last reviewed by the Audit Committee and approved by the Board in January 2018.

The members of this Committee during the 2018-19 financial year were P Avis (Audit Committee Chair) and P L Taylor, in addition M Allen is a co-optee to the Committee. 


Human Resources and Remuneration Committee

The Board has appointed a Human Resources and Remuneration Committee which comprises of a Chair and at least two other non-executive Board members 

The Committee meets at least twice a year. The Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Head of Human Resources are invited to be present at the meeting. 

The ‘Terms of Reference’ document outlines the functions and responsibilities of the Committee. This document is reviewed every four years by the Human Resources and Remunerations Committee and presented to the Board thereafter for approval. This was last reviewed in November 2018 and approved by the Board in December 2018.

The members of this Committee during the 2018-19 financial year were G D Arthur (Chairperson), S R Bowker, S L Rowell and A Wafula Strike.


Athletics Appointments Panel

The Board has an Athletics Appointment Panel to oversee senior Board and UK Members Council appointments. This Panel is established from time to time as required during the course of business.

The panel will usually consist of at least three members, being; Chair of the Board, and two other independent Non-Executive Director. Where five members are needed it will also consist of one other independent non-executive Director plus one other member selected on the basis of their skill and expertise in relation to the nature of the individual appointment to be considered by the panel. 

For appointments to Chair of the Board, a panel of five members shall be established. 

The ‘Terms of Reference’ document outlines the functions and responsibilities of the Panel. This was last reviewed and approved by the Board in June 2018.

During the financial year 2018-19, the Athletics Appointments Panel met once to consider the following appointment:

N Holl (Interim Chief Executive Officer) - Panel consisted of S R Bowker, S L Rowell and G D Arthur.

The whole Board additionally approved the appointment of S L Rowell as Interim Chair.  


Performance Oversight Committee

The Board has appointed a Performance Oversight Committee to oversee the performance strategy and provide the Board with assurance around the operational delivery of that strategy. This Committee meets at least 3 times a year.

The membership will consist of at least 3 Non-executive Directors. The Chief Executive Officer is invited to be present at each meeting and there is a minimum expectation that either the Performance Director or the Deputy Performance Director will attend each meeting.

The ‘Terms of Reference’ document outlines the functions and responsibilities of the Committee. This was last reviewed by the Committee and approved by the Board in May 2019.

The members of this committee during the 2018-19 financial year were S Rowell (Chairperson), A Wafula Strike and D Bedford.