In order to comply with the UK Corporate Governance Code, Diageo must make the following information available:
- Summary of Non-Executive Directors' terms and conditions of appointment
- Terms of reference of the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees
- Statement on independent remuneration consultants' connections with Diageo
Summary of Non-Executive Directors' terms and conditions of appointment
||Commencement date of
initial letter of appointment
current letter of appointment
|Melissa Bethell||June 2020||AGM 2023|
|Valérie Chapoulaud-Floquet||January 2021||AGM 2024|
|Susan Kilsby||April 2018||AGM 2024|
|Sir John Manzoni||October 2020||AGM 2023|
|Nicola Mendelsohn||September 2014||AGM 2023|
|Alan Stewart||September 2014||AGM 2023|
|Ireena Vittal||October 2020||AGM 2023|
Summary of terms
Appointments are for an initial period of three years and are terminable by the company or the director without notice or compensation. The appointments are renewable by mutual agreement. Going forward, the term of the Letters of Appointment will be set so as to match the period for which directors are elected by shareholders.
There are no other service agreements or material contracts, existing or proposed, between the company and the directors. There are no arrangements or understandings between any director or executive officer and any other person pursuant to which any director or executive officer was selected to serve. There are no family relationships between the directors.
Further information on directors' share interests can be found in the Directors' Remuneration Report for the financial year ended 30 June 2021.
Statement on independent remuneration consultants' connections with Diageo plc
Information on the company's remuneration consultants can be found in the Directors' Remuneration Report.
New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) corporate governance rules
Under applicable SEC rules and the NYSE’s corporate governance rules for listed companies, Diageo must disclose any significant ways in which its corporate governance practices differ from those followed by US companies under NYSE listing standards.
Diageo believes the following to be the significant areas in which there are differences between its corporate governance practices and NYSE corporate governance rules applicable to US companies.