Committee Composition

GSL's Board of Directors has established Audit, Nominating / Corporate Governance and Compensation Committees, each comprised entirely of independent directors.

The Audit Committee reports to the Board of Directors on all matters related to the preparation of our financial information and its disclosure. The Audit Committee's Charter also includes recommending the appointment and review of external auditors, performing the internal audit function, overseeing significant financial transactions and financial policy and strategy, identifying and monitoring business risks and ensuring we fully meet disclosure requirements of regulatory authorities.

The Nominating / Corporate Governance Committee reports to the Board of Directors on and is responsible for issues succession planning and the appointment, development and performance evaluation of the members of the Board and senior executives of the Company. It also assesses the adequacy and effectiveness of our Corporate Governance Guidelines, reviewing and recommending changes to the Board whenever necessary.

The Compensation Committee is responsible for and reports to the Board of Directors on the evaluation and compensation plans, reviews and determines director compensation and prepares any report on executive compensation required by the rules and regulations of the SEC.

Committee Chair = Chair Committee Member = Member
  Audit Nominating and Governance Compensation
Michael S. Gross   Member of Nominating and Governance Committee Committee Chair for Compensation Committee
Howard Boyd Member of Audit Committee Committee Chair for Nominating and Governance Committee Member of Compensation Committee
Term II Director

Mr. Boyd has been a director since August 2008. In 1996, Mr. Boyd was named chief executive officer of Safmarine, a container liner operator based in Antwerp, which was purchased by AP Moller-Maersk in 1999. Mr. Boyd took a leading role in the takeover and continued as chief executive officer of the separate Safmarine entity until his retirement in 2004. His career with Safmarine began in 1970 when he joined as a tanker accountant. Mr. Boyd held a variety of positions with Safmarine, including financial controller, USA trade executive, chief operating officer of the bulk division and bulk director. He became a member of the Safmarine board of directors in 1988. Mr. Boyd was appointed a consultant to AP Moller-Maersk, continuing as a director of Safmarine, from 2004 to 2008. During this period, he served on the Audit and Remuneration Committees. Mr. Boyd has a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Cape Town and qualified as a South African Chartered Accountant.


Angus R. Frew Committee Chair for Audit Committee   Member of Compensation Committee
Guy Morel Member of Audit Committee Member of Nominating and Governance Committee  
Alain Wils      
John J. van de Merwe      

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