100 Fenchurch St,
London EC3M 5JD
30 Gresham St,
London EC2V 7QN
- Corporate Governance
We are committed to high standards of corporate governance in our business, and apply the principles and supporting principles of the UK Corporate Governance Code.
The Board and Committees
The Board currently comprises four Executive Directors, including the Executive Chairman, and four Non-Executive Directors. There is a clear division of responsibilities between the Executive Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer. The Non-Executive Directors are independent. They bring wide and varied commercial experience to Board deliberations.
The Chairman is responsible for leading the Board, setting its agenda and monitoring its effectiveness. The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for executing the strategy once agreed by the Board.
The Remuneration, Nomination and Audit and Risk Committees follow separate terms of reference that define their authorities, duties and membership. These Committees are made up exclusively of the Non-Executive Directors, other than the Nomination Committee which includes the Executive Chairman as a member.
Internal Controls and Risk management
The Board has overall responsibility for the system of internal controls, including risk management. The system is designed to manage rather than eliminate the risk of failure to achieve the Company's business objectives and can only provide reasonable and not absolute assurance against material misstatement or loss. It comprises all controls including financial, operational and compliance controls as well as risk management.
The process used to assess the effectiveness of the internal control systems is ongoing, enabling a cumulative assessment to be made. The system of internal controls and risk management is embedded into the operations of the Company, and the actions taken to mitigate any weaknesses are carefully monitored.
Alfa is committed to demonstrating Corporate Responsibility, which is an everyday part of how we do business. Alfa’s company values underpin its goal to deliver consistently excellent software solutions to the asset finance industry, while making sure that life as an Alfa employee is rewarding.
The Company is committed to maintaining good communications with investors. Normal shareholder contact is the responsibility of the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Financial Officer. The Executive Chairman is generally available to shareholders and institutional investors.
Buy-side and sell-side analysts will be invited to briefings by the Company immediately after the announcement of the Company's interim and full-year results. They will also be invited to participate in conference calls following the announcement of Trading Updates. The content of these presentations and webcasts will be made available to all investors in the Financials & Events section of the Investor Relations website.
Shareholders have the opportunity to meet and question the Board at the Annual General Meeting.