Committees of the Board of Directors

As at 20 February 2019, the Getlink's Board of Directors is organised into 6 specialised Committees whose members were selected with regard to their skills, expertises and experiences, for them to make an efficient and informed contribution to the works of the Committees in which they participate.

Composition and responsibilities of the Board of Directors’ Committees

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee is composed of 6 members:

  • Colette Lewiner (Chairwoman),
  • Colette Neuville,
  • Perrette Rey,
  • Corinne Bach
  • Bertrand Badré
  • Tim Yeo.

All members of the Committee are independent Directors. And all have specific financial and accounting skills.

The main duties of the Committee are to monitor the process of preparation of the financial and accounting information, to ensure the statutory audit of the financial statements by the statutory auditors, to monitor the effectiveness of internal control and risk management systems as well as the independence of the statutory auditors.

The Audit Committee meets at least 4 times a year when meetings are called by its Chair.

Nominations Committee

The Nominations Committee is composed of 5 members:

  • Perrette Rey (Chairwoman),
  • Colette Neuville,
  • Jean-Pierre Trotignon,
  • Philippe Vasseur
  • Peter Levene.

The main missions of the Committee are to make recommendations to the Board of Directors in particular for the selection of new directors, to assess the size and composition of the Board and to identify the persons with the appropriate qualities to join the Board.

Remuneration Committee

The Remuneration Committee is composed of 5 members including the two staff representative Directors:

  • Colette Neuville (Chairwoman),
  • Philippe Vasseur,
  • Perrette Rey,
  • Stéphane Sauvage
  • Philippe Vanderbec.

The main missions of the Committee include the preparation of the remuneration of executive officers before approval by the Board by reviewing the financial and operational objective criteria, working on arrangements to link the remuneration of employees and of management to the business’s performance.

Corporate Committee

The Corporate Committee is composed of 9 members:

  • Tim Yeo (Chairman),
  • Patricia Hewitt,
  • Colette Lewiner,
  • Colette Neuville,
  • Perrette Rey,
  • Peter Levene,
  • Jean-Pierre Trotignon,
  • Philippe Vasseur
  • Jacques Gounon.

The Corporate Committee is the result of the merger of the Ethics and Governance Committee and the Strategy and Sustainable Development Committee. It considers all questions concerning governance and the strategic and environmental orientation of the Group and reports on these to the Board

Safety and Security Committee

The Safety and Security Committee is composed of 5 members:

  • Jean-Pierre Trotignon (Chairman),
  • Jacques Gounon,
  • Patrica Hewitt
  • and the two staff representative Directors, Stéphane Sauvage and Philippe Vanderbec.

This Committee is tasked with monitoring safety and security issues within each sector of activity of the Group. it includes to monitor individual and collective safety and performance indicators for the corresponding action plans as well as workplace accident indicators and all questions relating to rail safety for Eurotunnel and Europorte and to the ElecLink project.

Economic Regulations Monitoring Committee

The Economic Regulations Monitoring Committee is composed of a maximum of 5 members:

  • Patricia Hewitt (Chairwoman),
  • Corinne Bach,
  • Jean-Pierre Trotignon,
  • Tim Yeo
  • Jacques Gounon.

The Committee is responsible for monitoring the efficiency of internal control systems ensuring the proper application of segregation of duty principles and other measures set out in the economic regulations, the relations with the supervisory authorities and regulators, the approval, certification or licence processes and related retention processes, as well as the economic regulation monitoring processes implemented in the Group.

The Board Committees in figures


Committees of the Board with complementary expertise


Board Committee meetings in total in 2018


Average attendance rate for the Audit Comitee in 2018

Activity of the Board Committees

Committee Chairman/Chairwoman Total number of members Number of meetings in 2018
Audit Committee Colette Lewiner 6 6*
Nominations Committee Perrette Rey 5 4
Remuneration Committee Colette Neuville 5 4
Corporate Committee Tim Yeo 9 2
Safety and Security Committee Jean-Pierre Trotignon 5 8
Economic Regulations Monitoring Committee Patricia Hewitt 5 3

* Plus a preparatory meeting.

Additional information
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2018 Registration Document of Getlink

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