The Jackpotjoy plc Board (or “the Board”) is committed to the highest standards of corporate governance.
UK Corporate Governance Code
The Board complies with the UK Corporate Governance Code published in April 2016 by the Financial Reporting Council. The Corporate Governance Code recommends that at least half of the members of the board of directors (excluding the chairman) of a public company incorporated in England and Wales should be independent and free from relationships or circumstances which could affect their judgment.
Board of Directors
The Board is composed of nine members, consisting of Mr. Goulden (Executive Chairman of the Board), Messrs. Wykes and Laslop (Group Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, respectively) and five independent non-executive directors (Messrs. Brewster, Danziger, Pathak, Ryan and Sturgeon).
The Corporate Governance Code also recommends that the Board should appoint one of the independent non-executive directors as senior independent director, and Colin Sturgeon has been appointed to fill this role. The senior independent directors should be available to shareholders if they have concerns, where contact with the Chairman, Group Managing Director or CFO has failed to resolve, or for when such contact is inappropriate.
|Neil Goulden||Executive Chairman|
|Simon Wykes||Group Managing Director|
|Keith Laslop||Chief Financial Officer and Director|
|David Danziger||Independent Non-Executive Director|
|Paul Pathak||Independent Non-Executive Director|
|Jim Ryan||Independent Non-Executive Director|
|Colin Sturgeon||Independent Non-Executive Director|
|Nigel Brewster||Independent Non-Executive Director|
Jackpotjoy plc believes that a diverse and inclusive culture is a key factor in being a successful business and supports greater female representation on listed boards. As and when Board appointment opportunities arise, Jackpotjoy plc will look to make full use of the procedures recommended by the UK Corporate Governance Code to ensure greater female representation. All Board appointments will be based on merit and must be in the best interests of all stakeholders.