Our Board of Directors
Operating responsibly and with accountability to serve the best interests of our stakeholders requires sound corporate governance-a commitment that begins with our Board of Directors. Our Board is led by our Chairman, President, and CEO, Lorenzo Simonelli. Geoffrey Beattie has been elected as lead independent director, a role specifically required under our Governance Principles. As lead independent director, Mr. Beattie has a clear and comprehensive set of duties, including responsibility to lead meetings of the independent directors and to regularly meet with the Board Chair. Our Board has determined that this role provides an effective check on management and provides the appropriate balance between our focus on strategic execution and independent Board oversight.
Our Board recognizes that operating responsibly - minimizing the environmental impact of our operations, fostering employee engagement, and respecting human rights by creating an environment of respect, integrity and fairness for our employees and customers wherever we do business - is fundamental to the long-term success of our Company. Our Board exhibits an effective mix of skills, experience, diversity, and perspectives, collectively demonstrating leadership and a substantive understanding of our strategy as an energy technology company. Our directors' sustainability expertise includes direct experience with human resources and talent development, legal and corporate governance issues, environmental and safety regulations, and risk oversight including cybersecurity, finance, and operations. Our Governance and Corporate Responsibility Committee, which recommends director candidates for annual election, evaluates the composition of the Board annually and identifies desired skills, experience, and capabilities. The Committee strives to maintain a Board with varied expertise and perspective and one that reflects diversity, including but not limited to gender, ethnicity, background, and experience.