The Quilter Board is responsible to shareholders for creating and delivering sustainable shareholder value through the management of the Group’s businesses. It determines the objectives and policies of Quilter to deliver such long-term value, providing overall strategic direction within a framework of rewards, incentives and controls. The role of the Board and individuals roles held by members of the Board are described in our Board Charter. Further information is avialable in our Articles of Assocation and the Schedule of Matters Reserved to the Board.
We believe that diversity brings benefits for our customers, our business and our people. The more different perspectives we have, the better equipped we will be to meet the demands of our diverse global customer base and other stakeholders.
We want Quilter to be a place where people feel they can be themselves. That’s why, as an employer, we aim to provide a flexible, open and supportive working environment where employees feel able to speak up, where everyone is valued and respected, and where progression is based on merit. To enable this, Quilter has established a Diversity & Inclusion Network, to help celebrate, recognise and develop diversity across our businesses.
We aim to achieve gender balance in line with gender balance guidance and externally imposed targets, and to increase the number of women in senior leadership roles.
The Quilter Board has set a target of having a minimum gender diversity target of 33%, which is in line with the Hampton-Alexander Review recommendations.
The Board ensures that management strikes an appropriate balance between promoting long-term growth and delivering short-term objectives. Members of the Board are also responsible for maintaining an effective system of internal control that provides assurance of efficient operations and for ensuring that Quilter’s management team maintains an effective risk management and oversight process across the company.
The Board has adopted a Charter which sets out the roles of the Board and the responsibilities, experience and behaviours required of each. It also sets out their time commitment. The Board also has a schedule of Matters Reserved to its decision.