The Board is responsible for the overall management of Keywords, our strategy and long-term objectives. It provides leadership to Keywords having regard to the interests of shareholders and other stakeholders.
The Group's Corporate Governance Arrangements:
The Board is committed to high standards of corporate governance and has chosen to comply with the QCA Corporate Governance Code (the Code). We have based our corporate governance framework on its main principles. The Chair’s Statement on Corporate Governance is outlined below and outlines our compliance with the Code. We review our corporate governance arrangements regularly.
The Board is comprised of three Executive and five Non-Executive Directors. The Board considers that Don Robert, Charlotta Ginman, Georges Fornay, Marion Sears, and Neil Thompson are independent in character and judgement and that there are no relationships or circumstances which are likely to affect their independent judgement. The Board is responsible for the overall management of Keywords, our strategy and long-term objectives. It provides leadership to Keywords having regard to the interests of shareholders and other stakeholders.
The Board has adopted a schedule of matters reserved for its decision. These include:
- Strategy and Management
- Approval of major capital expenditure
- Financial reporting, Risk Management and Internal controls
- Contracts, including potential acquisitions
- Corporate Governance
- Approval of annual budgets
- Approval of annual reports
- Dividend recommendations and policy
There is a clear division of responsibilities between the Chair and the Chief Executive. The Chair is responsible for leading the Board, setting its agenda and monitoring its effectiveness. He meets regularly and separately with the Chief Executive and the other Non-Executive Directors.
Keywords Studios plc is a public limited company
Registered in England No. 08548351
Country of Incorporation: England & Wales
Registered Office: 4th Floor, 110 High Holborn, London WC1V 6JS, United Kingdom.
Principal place of business: Keywords International Limited, Whelan House, South County Business Park, Leopardstown, Dublin 18, Dublin Ireland