The Board is focused on sound corporate governance and is committed to complying with the principal provisions of the UK Corporate Governance Code & the Irish Corporate Governance Annex insofar as they are appropriate given the size of the Company and its Group.

Corporate Governance

The Board of Dalata is committed to maintaining the highest standards of Corporate Governance.

The Board is satisfied that the Group has effective ongoing processes for identifying, evaluating and managing all risks facing the Group.

The Corporate Governance section of the Annual Report (2015) explains how we have applied the main principles of the UK Corporate Governance Code (2014) and the Irish Corporate Governance Annex during 2015.

Country of Incorporation and Main Country of Operation

Dalata Hotel Group plc is incorporated in Ireland (registered no. 534888) and its main country of operation is Ireland. The rights of shareholders in an Irish incorporated company may be different from the rights of shareholders in a UK incorporated company.

Committee Composition

General table detailing the different committees that the board sits on.

Audit and Risk Remuneration Nominations
John Hennessy man-grey man-grey
Robert Dix man-orange man-grey
Alf Smiddy man-grey man-orange
Margaret Sweeney man-grey man-orange man-grey

   Denotes the chairperson of each committee.

Read about each of our Board Committees:

Audit Committee

The audit committee is chaired by Robert Dix and also includes Alf Smiddy and Margaret Sweeney. The chief financial officer may also be invited to attend meetings of the committee. It meets at least three times each year and is responsible for ensuring that the financial performance of the Enlarged Group is properly monitored and reported on and for meeting with the auditors and reviewing findings of the audit with the external auditor. It is also responsible for reviewing the findings of the internal auditor. It is authorised to seek any information it properly requires from any service provider of the Company and may ask questions of any such service provider. It meets with the auditors at least once a year and is also responsible for considering and making recommendations regarding the identity and remuneration of such auditors.The audit committee also considers the Enlarged Group’s approach to health, safety and operational risk and, in particular, will recommend to the Board a health and safety policy for adoption by it, verify that procedures are in place to comply with applicable health and safety legislation and consider health and safety issues that may have strategic, business and reputational implications for the Company and the Enlarged Group.

Remuneration Committee

The remuneration committee is chaired by Margaret Sweeney and also includes John Hennessy and Robert Dix. Its function is to consider and recommend to the Board the framework for the remuneration of the chief executive officer, chairman, company secretary, chief financial officer, executive Directors and such other officers as it is designated to consider and, within the terms of the agreed policy will, consider and recommend to the Board the total individual remuneration package of each executive director including bonuses, incentive payments and share options or other share awards. It reviews the design of all incentive plans for approval by the Board and Shareholders and, for each such plan, recommends whether awards are made and, if so, the overall amount of such awards, the individual awards to executive Directors and the performance targets to be used. No Director will be involved in decisions concerning his/her own remuneration.

Nomination Committee

The nomination committee is chaired by Alf Smiddy and also includes Margaret Sweeney and  John Hennessy. The nomination committee considers the selection and re-appointment of Directors. It identifies and nominates candidates for all Board vacancies and reviews regularly the structure, size and composition (including the skills, knowledge and experience) of the Board and makes recommendations to the Board with regard to any changes.


Board of Directors

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Management Team

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