Sound corporate governance within the Group is essential for our future performance and for our reputation.

The Board sets the standards for the Group and through the internal regional and operating business management structures, ensures that these standards and values are communicated to all our management and employees and are implemented throughout the Group.

Led by a strong and experienced Chairman, the Board has three Executive Directors with extensive housebuilding experience, balanced by four Non-Executive Directors with a diversity of skills and experience to provide sound advice and judgement.

In the continuing evolution of Board membership, the Nomination Committee remains aware of its obligations to encourage diversity.

Persimmon Plc has complied with the UK Corporate Governance Code throughout 2015. The full text of the Board’s Corporate Governance Report can be found in the latest Annual Report and Accounts.