The principal Committees established by the Directors are:
The Committee meets at least twice a year and examines any matters relating to the financial affairs of the Group including the review of annual and interim results, internal control procedures and accounting practices. The Audit Committee meets with the auditor periodically and as necessary. This Committee is comprised of Nitin Kaul, Peter Harris, Judith Aldersey-Williams, Stephen Yapp and Ash Mehta, who chairs the Committee. The Executive Directors may also attend meetings as appropriate to the business in hand but are not members of the Committee.
The Remuneration Committee meets at least twice a year and reviews the performance of the Executive Directors and sets and reviews their remuneration and the terms of their service contracts, determines the payment of bonuses to Executive Directors and senior management and considers any bonus and option schemes which may be implemented by the Group. This Committee is comprised of Ash Mehta, Judith Aldersey-Williams and Nitin Kaul, who chairs the Committee. Executive Directors may also attend meetings as appropriate to the business in hand but are not members of the Committee. None of the Executive Directors were present at meetings of the Committee during consideration of their own remuneration.