My role is to lead the Board, ensure it operates effectively and contains the right balance of skills, diversity and experience.
As Chairman my role is to lead the Board, ensure it operates effectively and contains the right balance of skills, diversity and experience. The Board is collectively responsible for the long-term success of the Company and for setting and executing the business strategy.
Good corporate governance is a key element of our business success and we have in place a strong and effective governance framework and practices to ensure that high standards of governance, values and behaviours are consistently applied throughout the Group. These elements are critical to business integrity and maintaining the trust of all stakeholders in Halfords.
The following Corporate Governance Report contains a summary of the Company's governance arrangements and the regulatory assurances required under the UK Corporate Governance Code 2016.
I would encourage you to attend this year's Annual General Meeting where you can meet me and my Board colleagues.
21 May 2019
Statement of Compliance
The Board confirms that during the year ended 29 March 2019, and as at the date of this report, the Company has complied fully, and without exception, with the provisions of the UK Corporate Governance Code 2016 (the "Code"), and that it will continue to do so. A copy of the Code is available on the Financial Reporting Council's website at www.frc.org.uk.
This report, together with the other statutory disclosures and reports from the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees, provides details of how the Company has applied the principles of good governance set out in the Code during the period under review.
The Company has also complied with the requirements under the Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules, the Listing Rules and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy ("BEIS") Directors' Remuneration Reporting regulations and narrative reporting requirements.