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Corporate Governance

The Board is collectively responsible for promoting Burberry’s long-term success, for setting its strategic aims and ensuring a framework of prudent and effective controls. 

Role of the Board

It is the responsibility of the Board to support management in its strategic aims to enable the Company to continue to perform successfully and sustainably for shareholders and wider stakeholders. The Board is ultimately responsible for promoting the long-term success of the Group. The Board leads and provides direction for management by setting strategy and overseeing its implementation by management. The Board is also responsible for oversight of the Group’s systems of governance, internal control and risk management.

Specific key decisions and matters have been reserved for approval by the Board. These include decisions on the Group’s strategy, the annual budget and operating plans, major capital expenditure and transactions, financial results, the dividend, the approval of Group’s risk appetite and other governance issues. The matters reserved for the Board’s decision are available at here.

Role of the Board Committees

The Board is supported in its activities by a number of committees:

Board Committees

The terms of reference of each of the principal committees can be viewed here

The Committees can engage third-party consultants and independent professional advisers and can call upon other resources of the Group to assist them in discharging their respective responsibilities. In addition to the relevant committee members and the Company Secretary, external advisers and, on occasion, other directors and members of the senior management team attend committee meetings but only at the invitation of the Chair of the relevant Committee.