The Board is responsible to all the company's stakeholders for its conduct and the performance of the company.
The day-to-day running of the company is delegated by the Board to the executive team under the leadership of the Chief Executive.
The primary goal of the Board is to ensure that the company's strategy creates value for the long-term investor within an acceptable risk profile.
The Board comprises a non-executive Chairman, a Chief Executive, three other Executive Directors and seven non-Executive Directors. All the non-executive directors are considered by the Board to be independent of management and free of any relationship which could materially interfere with the exercise of their independent judgement. They are appointed by the Board for specified terms on the basis of recommendations put to the Board by the nominations committee. It comprises:
Ian Davis, Chairman
John Rishton, Chief Executive
Dame Helen Alexander, Non-executive Director
Lewis Booth CBE, Non-executive Director
Sir Frank Chapman, Non-executive Director
Iain Conn, Senior Independent Director
Dr John McAdam, Non-executive Director
John Neill CBE, Non-executive Director
Jasmin Staiblin, Non-executive Director
James Guyette, President & Chief Executive Officer Rolls-Royce North America Inc.
Mark Morris, Chief Financial Officer
Colin Smith CBE, Engineering & Technology Director