Minutes of a board meeting held on 16 July 2013 are being shown, with Alex Perkins and Paula Vennells among the attendees listed in the document.

Crichton did not attend this meeting and inquiry counsel Julian Blake asks why she was absent from the meeting.

“Because I was waiting outside to be called in,” Crichton says, prompting Blake to ask who had asked her to stand outside.

The process for the board meeting was you waited outside and the company secretary would come and get you when you should appear in the agenda, she explains.

Crichton says the company secretary did not come and get her to join the meeting.