Board Diversity Policy

Ark acknowledges the importance of diversity in its ability to help the Company further its goals. It also recognises the contribution of individuals with a complementary set of qualities and characteristics can help enhance the performance of the Company.

The Chairman is responsible for the evaluation of the overall performance and effectiveness of the Board and this includes oversight of the balance of skills, experience, background, independence and knowledge of the Board to help ensure a suitably diverse composition is adding value to the Company.

All appointments to the Board must be made on merit and by assessing the individual suitability of a candidate for a role, as well as complementing and enhancing the skills, knowledge and experience of the Board as a whole.

This policy has the full support of the Ark Board.