Personnel, Management and Administration

At the end of the period, the total number of Group personnel was 938, representing a decrease of 44 employees or 4.5 per cent since the end of 2012 (982). During the reporting period the number of employees averaged 939, a decrease of 86 employees or 8.4 per cent from the 2012 average (1,025).

Personnel indicators:

            2013           2012           2011
Average number of personnel                                         939 1,025 1,453
Wages and salaries 52,532 54,028  68,564

Employees by function, yearend 2013:

Business units 95%
Administration and management                                                                                         5% 

As of the end of the period, 170 (195) employees were working abroad.

The Digia Plc Annual General Meeting of 12 March 2013 re-elected Päivi Hokkanen, Robert Ingman, Kari Karvinen, Pertti Kyttälä, Seppo Ruotsalainen, Leena Saarinen and Tommi Uhari as members of the Board. At the organisation meeting of the Board, Pertti Kyttälä was elected Chairman of the Board and Robert Ingman, Vice Chairman.

Juha Varelius has been Digia Plc’s President and CEO since 1 January 2008.

Tuula Haataja started as the company’s CFO in August 2013.

In 2013, Digia’s Board of Directors had three committees: the Compensation Committee, the Audit Committee, and the Nomination Committee. The Board approved the rules of procedure for 2013 of the committees in a meeting of 26 March 2013.

These committees do not hold powers of decision or execution; their role is to assist the Board in decision-making concerning their areas of expertise. The committees report regularly on their work to the Board, which has decision-making and collegial responsibility over their actions.

Digia's Compensation Committee is tasked with preparing and following management remuneration schemes in order to ensure that the company's targets are met, that the objectivity of decision-making is maintained, and that the schemes are transparent and systematic. In 2013, the Compensation Committee comprised Tommi Uhari (chairman), Robert Ingman and Päivi Hokkanen. The committee convened three times in the period under review, with full attendance by all members.

The purpose of the Audit Committee is to assist the Board of Directors in ensuring that the company's financial reporting, accounting methods, financial statements and other financial information provided by the company are in accordance with the law, balanced, transparent and clear. In 2013 the Audit Committee was made up of Pertti Kyttälä (Chairman), Kari Karvinen, Seppo Ruotsalainen and Leena Saarinen. The committee convened five times in 2013, with full attendance.

The Nomination Committee prepares proposals for the Annual General Meeting of the shareholders concerning (a) the number of members of the Board of Directors, (b) the members of the Board of Directors, (c) the remuneration for the Chairman, Vice Chairman and members of the Board of Directors and (d) the remuneration for the Chairman and members of the committees of the Board of Directors. In 2013, the Nomination Committee’s members were Robert Ingman (chairman), Kari Karvinen and Pertti Kyttälä. The committee convened twice with full attendance.

Ernst & Young Oy, Authorised Public Accountants, are the Group’s auditors, with Authorised Public Accountant Heikki Ilkka as the principal auditor.

Digia adheres to the Governance Code for Listed Finnish Companies, issued on 1 October 2010 by the Finnish Securities Market Association. Digia’s corporate governance system is based on the Finnish Companies Act, the Finnish Securities Markets Act, general corporate governance recommendations, and the company’s Articles of Association and in-company rules and regulations on corporate governance. The Governance Code and a separate review of the Group's corporate governance and management system made for this annual report can be found at