The Board meets regularly, monitors the executive management and retains full and effective control over the bank. The chairman of the Board is a non-executive director. The Board has enough non-executive directors for their views to carry significant weight in Board decisions.
To ensure that the direction and control of the bank is firmly in the Board's hands, it has a formal schedule of matters that have to be referred to it for decision. There are agreed procedures for directors to follow in the execution of theirduties. This includes taking independent professional advice, if necessary, at the bank's expense.
All directors have access to the advice and services of the company secretaries, who are responsible to the Board. The company secretaries must ensure that the Board follows procedures and the rules and regulations that apply. If any question arose of the company secretaries being removed from their duties it would be a matter for the Board as a whole.
First National Bank Botswana is part of the FirstRand Group of companies.
FirstRand, an integrated financial services group, is listed on the JSE Securities Exchange South Africa (JSE) and the Namibian Stock Exchange and is the holding company of the FirstRand Group of companies.
The group provides a comprehensive range of products and services, including retail banking, investment banking, corporate banking and private banking, as well as life insurance, health insurance, asset management, employee benefits and short-term insurance.
For more information, visit the FirstRand website.