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Our Governance

Our Board is collectively responsible for Softcat’s long-term success and provides leadership to the Group. It sets the Group’s strategic aims and ensures the necessary financial and human resources are in place for the Group to meet its objectives.

Role of the board

It is responsible for the conduct of the Group’s business and development and reviews the performance of the management team. Our Board is also collectively responsible for ensuring that a thorough system of internal control and risk management (including financial, operational and compliance controls and for reviewing the overall effectiveness of the existing systems) is in place and for the approval of any changes to the capital, corporate and/or management structure of the Group. The Board meets seven times each year.

Matters Reserved

There is a formal schedule of matters reserved for the Board’s approval whilst it has delegated other specific responsibilities to its Committees. The following schedule sets out key aspects of the affairs of the Company which the Board does not delegate.

Advice and support to the Board

All Directors have access to the advice and services of the Company Secretary, who has responsibility for ensuring compliance with the Board’s procedures. The Company Secretary ensures that there is a good information flow between the senior management team and the Non-Executive Directors. The Company Secretary is responsible for advising the Board on governance matters.

Directors may take independent professional advice at the Company’s expense in the performance of their duties and the Board Committees are provided with sufficient resources to undertake their duties.

Auditor independence and non-audit services policy

The Audit Committee has adopted a policy covering the independence of the external auditor consistent with the ethical standards published by the Audit Practices Board and the engagement of the auditor for the provision of non-audit services.