Governance
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Overview

We have a strong ethos of corporate governance and are committed to business integrity, ethics and professionalism.

Brit Limited Board

The Board is responsible for the management and control of the Group’s strategy and overall policies, and is the decision making body for all matters material to the Group. The Board has a number of matters that are reserved for the Board’s determination and/or approval. These matters are subject to review from time to time.

Matters Reserved for the Board 

The Board delegates certain powers to a number of committees and within written terms of reference as detailed below.

Members of the Brit Limited Board and Brit Executive Committee can be seen here

Committees

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee is mandated to monitor the financial reporting process and system of internal controls surrounding financial reporting and accounting compliance. Amongst other responsibilities, the Audit Committee reviews Brit’s financial statements prior to their approval by the Board and recommends the appointment and dismissal of the external auditors.

Nomination Committee

The Nomination Committee regularly reviews the structure, size and composition required of the Board and further gives full consideration to succession planning for directors and other senior executives within the Group, taking into account the challenges and opportunities facing the Company and the skills and expertise required for the Board.  

Diversity Policy

Brit recognises the importance of diversity at Board level and that diversity is essential to its long-term success.  We believe that I&D is the responsibility of everyone at Brit to help us reach our vision.

As a Board, we want to lead the way by emphasising our personal commitment to modelling diversity.  By holding the Executive and the Leadership teams to account and providing visible commitment and leadership to I&D, ensuring fair and equitable treatment is achieved.  Our purpose is for everyone to feel respected and valued regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation or identity, disability, education, or any other characteristic.

Our I&D framework is underpinned by an action plan.  We are committed to see this embedded throughout Brit.  The plan will be carefully monitored against progress and, where required, facilitate challenge to ensure success.

This diversity statement complements our overall vision.

We are committed to regularly reviewing the progress we are making including our approach to Board and executive diversity to ensure its continued relevance, effectiveness and alignment with our I&D commitments.

The Board’s annual evaluation will consider its diversity as part of its performance and effectiveness review.

Remuneration Committee

The Remuneration Committee has been delegated responsibility for the determination of the terms and conditions of employment, remuneration and benefits of each of the chairman of the Board, executive directors, members of the executive and the company secretary. The Remuneration Committee also has responsibility for the determination of all aspects of share based incentive arrangements.

Committees

Brit Syndicates Limited

Brit Syndicates Limited is an approved Lloyd’s managing agent and its purpose is to manage the affairs of the managed Lloyd's Syndicates. Amongst other responsibilities, the board sets Syndicate 2987's business plans, objectives and strategy, determines and monitors various risk appetites and tolerances, oversees the company's internal model and ensures that it is used to make decisions across the business and approves regulatory returns.

The Committees of the Brit Syndicates Limited Board are the:

BSL Audit Committee

The Audit Committee is mandated to monitor the financial reporting process and system of internal controls surrounding financial reporting and accounting compliance. Amongst other responsibilities, the Audit Committee reviews Brit’s financial statements prior to their approval by the Board and recommends the appointment and dismissal of the external auditors.

BSL Risk Oversight Committee

The Risk Oversight Committee is mandated to approve the Group’s risk management framework, risk management policies and arrangements and internal control policies. Amongst other responsibilities, the Risk Oversight Committee reviews and considers various types of risk, including insurance, operational, credit, market and liquidity risk, as well as the Group’s capital adequacy and governance of the internal control.  

BSL Investment Committee

The Investment Committee is mandated to review, advise and make recommendations to the Board and management to inform the setting of strategy with a view to optimising Group investment performance.

Brit Syndicates Limited

Documents

Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

Our Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement outlines our commitment to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. 

Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement for the Financial Year Ending 31/12/2021

Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement for the Financial Year Ending 31/12/2020

Gender Pay Gap Report

Diversity and equal opportunity lie at the heart of Brit’s culture, from how we engage with colleagues, partners and clients to how we approach strategy and business goals. We welcome the opportunity to publish our report.

Download Brit’s Gender Pay Gap report

Documents

Brit Reinsurance (Bermuda) Limited

Brit Reinsurance (Bermuda) Limited is domiciled in Bermuda and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Brit Limited. The principal activity of the Company is that of underwriting reinsurance business of Brit Limited. 

The latest Solvency and Financial Condition Report is available by contacting the Company. 

Brit Reinsurance (Bermuda) Limited

Tax Strategy

A copy of the Brit Group tax strategy can be accessed here. Brit regards the publication of this tax strategy as satisfying the statutory obligation under paragraph 19(2) Schedule 19 Finance Act 2016 to publish a tax strategy in relation to the financial year ended 31 December 2022. This strategy was approved by the Board of Directors of Brit Limited on 10 November 2022.

Tax Strategy