Responsible Governance

We believe a responsible business should have respect for everyone that it comes into contact with. This involves listening and learning, responding to concerns, being honest, fair and transparent in our dealings.

Leadership, strategic direction and overall management of the Group is undertaken by the Board of Directors. It sets the Company’s strategic aims, establishes our values and standards, and monitors compliance within a framework of effective controls. The Board currently consists of six Executive Directors.

The current Executive Chairman is David Wernick, the grandson of the Company’s founder. David’s father, Lionel is the Non-Executive Chairman. The Board meets formally four times during the year, as well as informally as and when required.

The Board reserves for itself a formal schedule of matters on which it takes the ultimate decision. These include adopting the Group’s strategic plan and the annual budget, approving all major capital expenditure and acquisitions.

The current Board of Directors are:

Mr L. R. Wernick – Non-Executive Chairman
Mr D. M. Wernick – Chairman
Mr S. Doran – Chief Executive
Mr M. Thistlethwaite – Managing Director of Wernick Hire
Mr S. Wilkie – Managing Director of Wernick Buildings
Mr A. C. King – Deputy Managing Director of Wernick Buildings
Mr B. Wernick – Managing Director of Wernick Construction
Mr J. Wernick – Marketing Director
Mr J. Jaggon – Group Finance Director