The directors have access to the professional advice and services of the company secretary, DM Dickson, who was appointed on 22 June 2017 and whose appointment is in accordance with the Companies Act. The company secretary provides guidance and advice to the board on matters of ethics and good corporate governance and ensures compliance with statutory requirements.
The board is satisfied that the company secretary has the necessary qualifications, skill and level of competence necessary to effectively discharge her responsibilities and is considered to be a fit and proper person. An arm's length relationship exists as she is not a director of the company and has no separate relationship of any nature with any of the directors which could lead to any conflict of interest or dilution of the company secretary's independence.
DM Dickson resigned with her last day effective 31 March 2019. An announcement regarding a replacement will be made in due course.