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Approvals and statements of responsibilities

Approvals and statements of responsibilities

Our boards have a number of different key responsibilities as part of ensuring effective compliance and operations for the company

Matters reserved for board approval

This policy document sets out the matters which can only be decided by the boards of Network Rail Limited and Network Rail Infrastructure Limited (the companies).

Statements of responsibilities


It is the role of the chair of the board to run the board and be responsible for its effectiveness in all aspects of its role.

Chief executive

The chief executive is responsible for running the company’s business and is accountable and reports to the board.

Non-executive director

As members of the unitary board each non-executive director has the responsibility to contribute to the collective leadership of the company by the board.

Senior independent director

The SID has specific responsibilities to complement and support the roles of the chair and the chief executive.

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