As Chairman of the Cambridge Cognition Holdings plc (“the Company”) Board, it is my responsibility to ensure that the Board is performing its role effectively and has the capacity, ability, structure and support to enable it to continue to do so.
We believe that a sound and well understood governance structure is essential to maintain the integrity of the Group in all its actions, to enhance performance and to impact positively on our shareholders, staff, customers, suppliers and other stakeholders.
After due consideration, the Company has adopted the QCA Corporate Governance Code (“the QCA Code”) as the benchmark for measuring our adherence to good governance principles. These principles, as listed below, provide us with a clear framework for assessing our performance as a board and as a company, and the report below shows how we apply the Code’s ten guiding principles in practice.
The QCA Code requires that some disclosures are available on the Company website, whilst others are required in the Company’s Annual Report and Accounts and the Company has followed this recommendation.
All members of the Board of the Company believe in the value and importance of good Corporate Governance. The Chairman is personally responsible for establishing and monitoring Corporate Governance.
The Company is listed on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange (“AIM”).
Whilst the Board considers that it does not depart from any of the principles of the QCA Code, the Board will continue to develop its governance processes in the coming year.
Page last updated: 23 May 2019
Principle 1: Establish a strategy and business model which promotes long-term value for shareholders
Principle 2: Seek to understand and meet shareholder needs and expectations
Principle 3: Take into account wider stakeholder and social responsibilities and their implications for long-term success
Principle 4: Embed effective risk management, considering both opportunities and threats, throughout the organisation
Principle 5: Maintain the Board as a well-functioning, balanced team led by the Chair
Principle 6: Ensure that between them the Directors have the necessary up-to-date experience, skills and capabilities
Principle 7: Evaluate board performance based on clear and relevant objectives, seeking continuous improvement
Principle 8: Promote a corporate culture that is based on ethical values and behaviours
Principle 9: Maintain governance structures and processes that are fit for purpose and support good decision making by the Board
Principle 10: Communicate how the Company is governed and is performing by maintaining a dialogue with shareholders and other relevant stakeholders