The GNC is a sub-committee of the PPS Holdings Trust Board, mandated with responsibility for PPS Holdings Trust and its subsidiaries.
Mr E A Moolla (Chairman)
Mr C Erasmus (Deputy Chairman)
Dr N G Campbell
Dr C M Krüger
Dr S N E Seoka
The GNC is chaired by an independent trustee and comprises solely of independent non-executive trustees of the PPS Holdings Trust.
It is the responsibility of the GNC to ensure that plans are in place for appointments to the boards of PPS Holdings Trust and its subsidiaries that will maintain an appropriate balance of qualifications, skills and experience and achieve compliance with Fit and Proper requirements. The GNC leads the process for appointment and re-election of trustees and directors and makes recommendations to the boards for the appointment of PPS Group boards and committees, except in regard to the appointment of the members of the GNC itself, which is the sole prerogative of the PPS Holdings Trust Board, ensuring that there is a formal, rigorous and transparent procedure for all appointments. The PPS Holdings Trust Board is satisfied that the range and balance of expertise, experience and qualifications of the board members are appropriate for the current needs of the business, but keeps these matters under regular review.
The GNC annually considers the continued service of board members with a period of appointment in excess of nine years and is satisfied that such board members still meet the requirements for independence.
The PPS Holdings Trust Board is responsible for ensuring that an effective system for succession planning and development is in place, which covers trustees and directors, which it has delegated to the GNC. In considering an appointment, the GNC assesses and defines the characteristics, qualities, skills and experience it believes would complement the overall balance and composition of the PPS Holdings Trust Board, subsidiary boards and board sub-committees, ensuring compliance with Fit and Proper requirements. The GNC may appoint external consultants to assist it in the identification and recruitment of an individual who satisfies the GNC’s criteria. Where the GNC is considering matters relating to an individual who is a member of the GNC, such individual is recused from discussion of that item.
The GNC is satisfied that each non-executive trustee and director achieves the commitment required to properly discharge their responsibilities. The directors and trustees have continued to update their skills and knowledge, both within the PPS Group and externally. The GNC has been mandated to perform, and is responsible for, the evaluation of the boards and board members, including compliance with enhanced requirements regarding independence and being Fit and Proper for serving on an insurance company board in terms of regulation.
The GNC meetings held during the year and the attendance thereat were as follows:
|Group Nominations Committee||9 Mar 2016||28 Apr 2016||31 May 2016||29 Jun 2016||22 Aug 2016|
|Mr E A Moolla (Chairman)||X||X||X||X||X|
|Mr C Erasmus (Deputy Chairman)||X||X||X||X||X|
|Dr N G Campbell||X||X||X||X||X|
|Dr C M Krüger||X||X||X||X||X|
|Dr S N E Seoka||X||X||X||X||X|