The Company’s main corporate governance policies and practices are outlined below:
The Board develops strategies for the Company, reviews strategic objectives and monitors performance against those objectives. It is responsible for corporate governance of the Company. The goals of the corporate governance processes are to:
Consistent with these goals, the Board assumes the following responsibilities:
The Company is committed to the circulation of relevant materials to Directors in a timely manner to facilitate Directors’ participation in the Board discussions on a fully-informed basis.
Election of Board members is substantially the province of the Shareholders in general meeting. However, subject thereto, the Company is committed to the following principles:
No formal nomination committee or procedures have been adopted for the identification, appointment and review of the Board membership, but an informal assessment process, facilitated by the Chairman in consultation with the Company’s advisors, has been committed to by the Board.
Subject to the Chairman’s approval (not to be unreasonably withheld), the Directors, at the Company’s expense, may obtain independent professional advice on issues arising in the course of their duties.
The remuneration of the Chief Executive Officer or Managing Director and the Finance Director will be decided by the Board, without the relevant affected Executive Director participating in that decision-making process.
Other Executive Directors and Executives remuneration will be determined by the Chief Executive Officer (in consultation with the Remuneration Committee) and approved by the Board, without the relevant affected Executive Director participating in that decision-making process.
The total maximum remuneration of Non-Executive Directors is the subject of a Shareholder resolution in accordance with the Company’s Constitution, the Corporations Act and the ASX Listing Rules, as applicable. The determination of Non-Executive Directors’ remuneration within that maximum will be made by the Board having regard to the inputs and value to the Company of the respective contributions by each Non-Executive Director. The current limit, which may only be varied by Shareholders in general meeting, is an aggregate amount of $250,000 per annum.
The Board may award additional remuneration to Non-Executive Directors called upon to perform extra services or make special exertions on behalf of the Company.
The Company in general meetings is responsible for the appointment of the external auditors of the Company, and the Board from time to time will review the scope, performance and fees of those external auditors.
The Company will not have a separate constituted audit committee for the time being.
The Board’s collective experience will enable accurate identification of the principal risks that may affect the Company’s business. Key operational risks and their management will be recurring items for deliberation at Board meetings.
The Board is committed to the establishment and maintenance of appropriate ethical standards.
The Company has adopted the following policies which are available on the links below for review: