As a private company, The Economist Group is not bound by the Listing Rules of the Financial Services Authority to report on compliance with the UK Corporate Governance Code, but it has always sought to run its corporate affairs in line with best practice. The Board has therefore sought to comply with a number of the main principles of the code to the extent that it has considered them to be appropriate to a company of its size and nature and useful to shareholders.
The Board currently comprises six non-executive directors and two executive directors. The non-executive directors have a breadth of successful commercial and professional experience and they exercise independent judgment. The Board is chaired by Paul Deighton.