Guidance

1. Rule 9.2.10 reflects the "comply or explain" approach adopted by the Regulator in respect of the Corporate Governance Principles.
2. With regard to the opinion required under Rule 9.2.10(3), adequate information relating to the Corporate Governance framework of the Reporting Entity should be included to support the opinion, such as the identity of its chair, any committees of the Board and their role and membership, the Chief Executive and persons undertaking key control functions such as the head of compliance, risk control and internal audit and how their independence is achieved. See also the disclosure of information required under APP 2.
3. Note that Reporting Entities are also required to produce an annual report in accordance with Rule 10.1.4.