• HC-1.6 HC-1.6 Directors' Access to Independent Advice

    • HC-1.6.1

      The board must ensure by way of formal procedures that individual directors have access to independent legal or other professional advice at the licensee's expense whenever they judge this necessary to discharge their responsibilities as directors and this must be in accordance with the licensee's policy approved by the board.

      January 2013

    • HC-1.6.2

      Individual directors must also have access to the licensee's corporate secretary, who must have responsibility for reporting to the board on board procedures. Both the appointment and removal of the corporate secretary must be a matter for the board as a whole, not for the CEO or any other officer.

      January 2013

    • HC-1.6.3

      Whenever a director has serious concerns which cannot be resolved concerning the running of the licensee or a proposed action, he should consider seeking independent advice and should ensure that the concerns are recorded in the board minutes and that any dissent from a board action is noted or delivered in writing.

      January 2013

    • HC-1.6.4

      Upon resignation, a non-executive director should provide a written statement to the chairman, for circulation to the board, if he has any concerns such as those in Paragraph HC-1.6.3.

      January 2013