The ultimate measure of the effectiveness of the Board is the Company’s progress against the long- term strategy and aims of the business. This progress is reviewed in Board meetings held at least quarterly.

Given the size of the Company, a formal annual appraisal process for the members of the Board does not currently exist although informally, each of the members are reviewed by their fellow board members to ensure that their individual contributions are relevant and effective, that they are committed, and where relevant, have maintained their independence.

The Board will continue to evaluate the requirement for a formal appraisal process as the Company grows and may consider independent external evaluation reviews at such a point in time.

Succession planning is also a vital task for boards and the management of succession planning represents a key responsibility of the Board.