Group Governance Council
Since December 2011, the Group Governance Council (GGC) has included independent external members elected by the Partners at our General Meeting. This additional step towards greater independence illustrates our desire to ensure that supervision of the Group is as impartial as possible and that joint decision-making powers are exercised with the highest level of independence. The current Group Governance Council was elected by the General Meeting of Partners in December 2016.
The GGC is in charge of overseeing the proper functioning of the Mazars organisation worldwide and the independent non-executives are expected to make a contribution to all aspects of its work. In particular one of the key objectives of their role is to enhance the confidence of our clients’ shareholders in the public interest aspects of the firm’s decision‐making, stakeholder dialogue and management of reputational risks including those in the firm’s businesses that are not effectively addressed by regulation.
The elected independent member on the GGC is Denise Fletcher, first appointed in 2012. Denise also serves on or chairs the following committees:
- The Group Financial Performance Committee;
- The Group Audit Committee;
- The Group Governance and Remuneration Committee; and
- The Public Interest Committee
Public Interest Committee
The full details of the role and terms of reference of the PIC are to be found here.
Denise Fletcher chairs the PIC. In addition, Guy Jubb joined in November 2017 as an independent non-executive to the UK Public Interest Committee, which applies oversight to decision making, quality and risk across the audit business. In addition, he is a participating observer on the UK firm's Audit Quality Board in and brings to it his experience and insights on a range of audit and governance issues.