The number of Board and standing Board Committee meetings held during the financial year and the number of meetings attended by each of the Company’s directors is set out below:
In addition to those meetings, four special purpose Board Committee meetings were held during the financial year. The Board also met informally during the financial year by way of a Board briefing on seven occasions.
All non-executive directors who are not members of the standing Board Committees are invited to, and generally attend, the standing Board Committee meetings.
The independent non-executive directors met separately on six occasions, during the financial year.