The Nomination Committee consists of the Chairman of the Board and the Non-Executive Directors. It meets on an ad hoc basis and is responsible for nominating candidates for appointment to the Board for approval by the Board, and for succession planning. It evaluates the balance of skills, knowledge, experience and diversity on the Board, and identifies and nominates suitable candidates for appointment to the Board. The Key Responsibilities of the Committee are to: To review regularly the structure, size and composition (including the skills, knowledge, experience and diversity) of the Board and make recommendations for any changes to the Board To give full consideration to succession planning for Directors and other senior Executives in the course of its work, taking into account the challenges and opportunities facing the Company and, consequently, what skills and expertise the Board will need in future Where a Board vacancy is identified, to evaluate the balance of skills, knowledge, experience and diversity on the Board and prepare a description of the role and capabilities required for the respective appointment To identify and nominate candidates to fill Board vacancies, for the approval of the Board, as and when openings arise To keep the organisation’s leadership needs, both Executive and Non-Executive, under review to ensure that Croda continues to compete effectively in the marketplace To review annually the time required from a Non-Executive Director and the Chairman To make recommendations on succession planning for the Board. Looking ahead to 2018In addition to routine business, during the year the Committee will: Oversee the recruitment of a new Non-Executive Director upon Nigel Turner's retirement Monitor the outcome and consider the effectiveness of interventions intended to increase diversity, in particular looking at the number of women on the Board and Executive Committee and in senior roles in the Company Prepare for Steve Williams' retirement in 2019 as he concludes his nine year Board tenure, focusing on the opportunity to further diversify the Board Review and implement the relevant requirements of the Financial Reporting Council's revised UK Corporate Governance Code, which is anticipated following the FRC's announcement of its plans and subsequent consultation in 2017.