Board committees

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 by using the menu below.

Board Committees

Audit Committee

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), Sue Bruce, Crawford Gillies and Helen Mahy.

Nomination Committee

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), Alistair Phillips-Davies, Gregor Alexander, Jeremy Beeton, Katie Bickerstaffe, Sue Bruce, Crawford Gillies, Peter Lynas and Helen Mahy.

Remuneration Committee

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 Katie Bickerstaffe (Committee Chairman), Jeremy Beeton, Crawford Gillies and Richard Gillingwater.

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 Jeremy Beeton (Committee Chairman), Sue Bruce, Helen Mahy, Colin Nicol, Jim Smith and Mark Patterson.