The Board has four principal committees.
Information on the scope of these committees, their membership and their terms of reference is available in the corporate governance statement, and can also be found by using the menus below.
The Audit Committee assists the Board in discharging its responsibilities in relation to financial reporting, internal audit, external audit, internal control and risk management.
The Audit Committee's remit is set out in its terms of reference.
The Audit Committee is responsible for reviewing and monitoring the objectivity and independence of the External Auditor and as such oversees SSE's non-audit services policy, which governs the non-audit services that may be provided by the External Auditor.
The committee is made up of Peter Lynas (Committee Chairman), Tony Cocker, Crawford Gillies and Helen Mahy.
The Nomination Committee's role is to review and monitor the leadership needs of the Board and senior management, and to support the Company's continued ability to recruit the level and quality of expertise it needs to ensure long-term success.
The Nomination Committee's remit is set out in its terms of reference.
The committee is made up of Richard Gillingwater (Committee and Board Chairman), Sue Bruce, Tony Cocker, Crawford Gillies, Peter Lynas and Helen Mahy, Melanie Smith.
The Committee is governed by the principles of the Company's remuneration policy and in particular by importance of reinforcing the culture and the teamwork essential in delivering the long-term growth and sustainability of SSE.
The Remuneration Committee's remit is set out in its terms of reference.
The committee is made up of Sue Bruce (Committee Chair), Crawford Gillies, Richard Gillingwater and Peter Lynas.
Safety, Health and Environment Advisory Committee
The Safety, Health and Environment Advisory Committee advises the Board on safety, health and environment matters, including setting targets and overseeing strategy implementation to improve performance.
The Safety, Health and Environment Advisory Committee’s remit is set out in its terms of reference.
The committee is made up of Helen Mahy (Committee Chair), Sue Bruce, Tony Cocker, Colin Nicol, Jim Smith and Mark Patterson, Melanie Smith.