The Directors of Kingswood Holdings Limited recognise the importance of sound corporate governance and have chosen to apply the Quoted Companies Alliance Corporate Governance Code (“the QCA Code”).
Corporate Governance Statement
The Directors of Kingswood Holdings Limited recognise the importance of sound corporate governance and have chosen to apply the Quoted Companies Alliance Corporate Governance Code (“the QCA Code”). The QCA Code takes key elements of good governance and applies them in a manner that is workable for the different needs of growing companies and was developed by the Quoted Companies Alliance as an alternative corporate governance code applicable to AIM companies.
Jonathan Freeman, in his capacity as non-executive director, has assumed responsibility for ensuring that the group has appropriate corporate governance standards in place and that these requirements are followed and applied within the group as a whole. The QCA Code corporate governance arrangements that the Board has adopted are designed to ensure that the group delivers long term value to its shareholders and that shareholders have the opportunity to express their views and expectations for the group in a manner that encourages open dialogue with the Kingswood Holdings Limited Board.
The Directors have structured the relationship between the board of the group holding company, Kingswood Holdings Limited (“the Company”) which is incorporated in Guernsey, and the individual subsidiary boards which represent KW Investment Management Ltd, KW Wealth Planning Limited, KW Trading Services Limited (the operational companies which are regulated by the FCA).
The Company Board has the responsibility to set strategy for the Group, and monitor the performance of the operating subsidiaries. The Subsidiary Boards have the responsibility to oversee, govern and direct the operations of the subsidiary entities in line with relevant rules and regulations and overall Group strategy.
The respective Boards have established various committees, each of which has written terms of reference. The principal committees are the Audit, Remuneration, Risk and Nomination Committees.
The QCA Code is constructed around ten principles and a set of disclosures and for Kingswood Holdings Limited, these are set out in Section 3 below.
Kenneth Buzz West - Chairman