The operational management of the Business is delegated by the Board to the Group Chief Executive, who uses several Committees to assist him in this task.
The role of the Executive-level Committees is set out below, with a table showing the membership as at March 2019.
Group Executive Committee
The Committee meets eleven times a year and is responsible for: developing and implementing strategy, operational plans, policies, procedures and budgets; monitoring operating and financial performance; assessing and controlling risk; and prioritising and allocating resources.
Group Finance Committee
The Committee meets every month to review monthly operating results and examine capital expenditure projects.
Risk Management Committee
The Committee meets quarterly to evaluate and propose policies and monitor processes to control business, operational and compliance risks faced by the Group, and to assess emerging risks.
Group SHEQ Steering Committee
The Committee meets quarterly to monitor progress against the Group safety, health, environmental and quality objectives and targets, review safety performance and audits, and determine the requirement for new or revised SHEQ policies, procedures and objectives.
Group Ethics Committee
The Committee meets quarterly in support of our culture of integrity, honesty and openness, and to promote the importance of ethics and compliance across the Group and amongst our supply chain partners.
Routine Business Committee
The Committee comprises the Group Chief Executive and Group Financial Director, with the Group General Counsel and Company Secretary and Group Financial Controller acting as alternates. The Committee attends to business of a routine nature and to the administration of certain matters, the principles of which have been agreed by the Board or the Group Executive Committee.
|Committee Membership||Group Executive Committee||Risk Management Committee||Group SHEQ Steering Committee||Group Finance Committee||Group Ethics Committee||Routine Business Committee|
|Steve Foots||Group Chief Executive||Chairman||Member||Chairman||Chairman|
|Stuart Arnott||President Sustainability||Member||Member|
|Sandra Breene||President Personal Care||Member||Member|
|Tom Brophy||Group General Counsel, Company Secretary and MD Western Europe||Member||Member||Chairman||Member|
|Nick Challoner||President Life Sciences||Member||Member||Member|
|Anthony Fitzpatrick||President Corporate Development||Member||Member||Member|
|Maarten Heybroek||President Performance Technologies & Industrial Chemicals||Member||Member|
|Jez Maiden||Group Finance Director||Member||Chairman||Member||Chairman|
|Tracy Sheedy||Group HR Director||Member||Member|
|Ritesh Tanna||Group Financial Controller||Member||Member||Member|
|Mark Robinson||Vice President Global Sustainability Operations||Chairman||Member||Member|
|Hazel Whitaker||Vice President Risk & Assurance||Member||Member||Member|