COMMITTEES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Our Board has standing Audit, Compensation and Corporate Governance and Nominating Committees. The charter for each of these committees is posted on our website, www.bristowgroup.com, under the “Governance” caption and is available free of charge on request to our Corporate Secretary at 2103 City West Blvd., 4th Floor, Houston, Texas 77042. During fiscal year 2018, the Audit Committee met four times, the Compensation Committee met eight times and the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee met eight times. As of June 7, 2018, the members and chairperson for each of the Audit, Compensation and Corporate Governance and Nominating Committees were as set forth in the table below and each of the members of each such committee was determined to be independent as defined by the applicable NYSE and SEC rules. The members and chairperson for each committee set forth below were the same at the end of fiscal year 2018, except that Mr. King resigned as the chairman of the Audit Committee and Mr. Porter became the chairman of the Audit Committee.
Thomas N. Amonett
Gaurdie E. Banister, Jr.
Lori A. Gobillot
Ian A. Godden
A. William Higgins
Stephen A. King
Thomas C. Knudson
Biggs C. Porter
- Committee Chairperson - Committee Member - Audit Committee Financial Expert
The Audit Committee is directly responsible for the appointment, compensation, retention and oversight of the Company’s independent auditors. The Audit Committee also monitors the integrity of the Company’s financial statements and the independence and performance of the Company’s auditors and reviews the Company’s financial reporting processes. The Audit Committee reviews and reports to our Board the scope and results of audits by the Company’s independent auditors and the Company’s internal auditing staff and reviews the audit and other professional services rendered by the independent auditors. It also reviews with the independent auditors the adequacy of the Company’s system of internal controls. It reviews transactions between the Company and the Company’s directors and officers, the Company’s policies regarding those transactions and compliance with the Company’s business ethics and conflict of interest policies.
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