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Good corporate governance is fundamental to the way that 3i, and its investee companies, conduct business. Particularly in the current volatile economic and political environment, effective oversight of strategy, risk management and people are vital to the delivery of long-term, sustainable value to the Group’s stakeholders. The Board must also remain responsive to the evolving regulatory environment and changing societal expectations of business.

Board composition





 Gender diversity

Gender diversity

As at 8 May 2024

Division of responsibilities

Responsibilities of the Chair

  • Leads the Board and is responsible for its overall effectiveness in directing the Company.
  • Leads the Board in its oversight of the Company’s purpose, values and culture.
  • Leads the Board in setting its agenda, approving strategy, monitoring financial and operational performance, and establishing the Group’s risk appetite. 
  • Organises the business of the Board, ensuring the Company’s effectiveness, and the maintenance of an effective system of internal controls.
  • Ensures that Directors receive accurate, timely and clear information. This includes ensuring that the non-executive Directors receive regular reports on shareholders’ views on the Group.
  • Responsible for the composition of the Board, facilitates constructive Board relations and the effective contribution of all non-executive Directors. 
  • Leads the annual Board and Board Committee evaluation process.

Responsibilities of the Chief Executive

  • Direct charge of the Group on a day-to-day basis and is accountable to the Board for the financial and operational performance of the Group.
  • Chairs the Investment Committee to review the acquisition, management and disposal of investments.
  • Leads the Executive management team to develop and implement the Group’s strategy and manage the risk and internal control framework.
  • Reports to the Board on financial and operational performance, risk management and progress in delivering the strategic objectives. 
  • Regularly engages with shareholders and other key stakeholders on the Group’s activities and progress.
  • Oversees the implementation of the ESG strategy.
  • Oversees the Group’s values and culture.

Role of non-executive Directors

  • Provide constructive challenge, strategic guidance and hold management to account.
  • Scrutinise the performance of management in meeting agreed objectives.
  • Seek assurance on the integrity of the financial information and that financial and non-financial controls and systems of risk management are robust and defensible.
  • Determine appropriate levels of remuneration for Executive Directors and Executive Committee and together with the Chair, have a prime role in appointing Directors and in succession planning for the Board.
  • Ensure that they have sufficient time to meet their Board responsibilities.

Role of the Senior Independent Director

  • The Senior Independent Director provides a sounding board for the Chair and serves as an intermediary for the other Directors and the shareholders.
  • Leads succession planning for the Chair.
  • Leads the Chair’s performance review and the annual review of the continued appropriateness of the Chair’s appointment.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring that there is an effective organisational and reporting structure in place.

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