The Board meets regularly. There is a core of scheduled meetings each year with further ad hoc meetings scheduled when necessary. Seven scheduled meetings were held during 2018 and there were eight additional meetings to consider the disposal of the Brazilian business, the placing and open offer and the Kurt Salmon escrow funding and bank facilities.
An agenda and accompanying detailed papers are circulated to the Board well in advance of each Board meeting. These include reports from the Executive directors and other members of senior management. The Chairman ensures that the Board reviews a wide range of topics, related to both short-term performance and more strategic matters related to the long-term development of the Company.