Anita Frew (Chair)
Roberto Cirillo
Alan Ferguson
Jacqui Ferguson
Helena Ganczakowski
Keith Layden

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 regularly review 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, 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 Chair

To make recommendations on succession planning for the Board.

Looking ahead to 2019 In addition to routine business, during the year the Committee will:

Monitor the outcome and consider the effectiveness of interventions intended to increase diversity, in particular continuing to review the number of women on the Board and Executive Committee and  in senior roles in the Company

Review and implement the relevant requirements of the Financial Reporting Council’s revised UK Corporate Governance Code 2018

Consider succession planning for Alan Ferguson, who will have served nine years on the Board in 2020.