There are a number of committees that report into Bupa's Board to ensure we comply with corporate governance principles.
These include Audit, Risk, Nomination & Governance and Remuneration Committees.
The Audit Committee has responsibility for monitoring the integrity of the Group’s financial statements and the effectiveness of the systems of internal control and for monitoring the effectiveness, performance and objectivity of the internal and external auditors. The Committee comprises four Non-Executive Directors. Clare Thompson is the Committee Chairman. Paul Evans, Nicholas Lyons and Caroline Silver are the other members of the Committee.
The Audit Committee has established the Global Internal Audit function whose authority, purpose and responsibilities are set out in the Bupa Internal Audit Charter. The Audit Committee reviews and recommends the Charter to the Board for approval on an annual basis.
The Risk Committee has responsibility for the leadership and oversight of risk across the Group. This includes the understanding of current risk exposures and future risk strategy, overall risk appetite and tolerance, risk management framework including risk policies, process and controls, and the promotion of a risk awareness culture throughout the Group. The Committee comprises six Non-Executive Directors. Caroline Silver is the Committee Chairman. Paul Evans, Mike Hawker, Matias Rodriguez, Melvin Samsom and Clare Thompson are the other members of the Committee.
Nomination & Governance Committee
The Nomination & Governance Committee is responsible for the selection and proposal to the Board of suitable candidates for appointment as Executive and Non-Executive Directors and the recommendation to the Board of new Association Members. The Committee engages external search consultants to identify candidates for Board vacancies before recommending a preferred candidate to the Board for consideration. Roger Davis is the Committee Chairman. Paul Evans, Nicholas Lyons, Martin Houston, Clare Thompson and Janet Voûte are the other members of the Committee.Download a copy of the Nomination & Governance Committee terms of reference (pdf, 53KB)
The Remuneration Committee is responsible for the setting and oversight of the remuneration policy for Bupa, including making recommendations to the Board on remuneration policy in respect of the Executives, certain designated individuals and the Chairman. In determining remuneration policy, the Committee considers a variety of legal and regulatory requirements and the relevant provisions of the UK Corporate Governance Code.
The Committee comprises the Chairman and four Non-Executive Directors. Martin Houston is the Committee Chairman. Roger Davis, Nicholas Lyons, Caroline Silver and Janet Voûte are the other members of the Committee.