The number of Board and standing Board Committee meetings held during the financial year and the number of meetings attended by each of the Company’s directors is set out below:
In addition to those meetings, three special purpose Board Committee meetings were held during the financial year. The Board also met informally during the financial year by way of a Board briefing on nine occasions.
All non‑executive directors who are not members of the standing Board Committees are invited to, and generally attend, the standing Board Committee meetings.
The independent non‑executive directors met separately on six occasions, during the financial year.