Senior independent director

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Corporate governance - UK Corporate Governance Code.


A senior independent director is an individual from among the independent non-executive directors of a company, under the UK Corporate Governance Code.

The SID needs to be free of any connections that may lead to a conflict of interest, and to have the necessary high degree of independence of character and judgement.

The SID acts as a sounding board for the chair of the board, and acts as an intermediary for other directors.

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