During the year under review the Supervisory Board held six regular meetings and three conference-call meetings. The Board of Management attended these meetings. In addition to these meetings, two conference-call meetings were held to discuss the succession of the CEO (without the presence of the Board of Management). The Supervisory Board also met regularly in the absence of the Board of Management to discuss, amongst others, developments in the financial results and the composition and functioning of the Supervisory Board and Board of Management. Members of the Supervisory Board regularly met with the members of the Executive Committee, business leaders, and members of corporate staff. The external auditor attended the meeting of 5 March 2019, at which the 2018 Annual Report and Financial Statements were recommended for adoption by the annual General Meeting of Shareholders.
The Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board regularly met with the CEO and CFO either in person or by phone, for bilateral discussions about the progress of the company on a variety of matters.
Attendance at the in-person meetings held in 2019 was almost 100%; Liz Doherty was not able to attend one meeting and she spoke separately with the Chairman of the Supervisory Board beforehand. Mathieu Vrijsen was not able to attend one meeting and he spoke separately with Rudy Markham, the Vice-Chairman, beforehand. Attendance at the conference-call meetings was also almost 100%. Rudy Markham and Steen Riisgaard were not able to attend one conference-call meeting and spoke separately with the Chairman of the Supervisory Board beforehand. As in previous years all members of the Supervisory Board were able to make themselves sufficiently available to give adequate attention to the needs of Corbion.