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Selection and Appointment of Directors

In accordance with Principle 2 of the ASX Corporate Governance Principles, the Board shall ensure that, collectively, it has the appropriate range and expertise to properly fulfil its responsibilities, including:

  • accounting and finance
  • business development and risk management;
  • industry and public company experience; and
  • an appropriate ratio and skills matrix for all directors.

In the circumstances where the Board believes there is a need to appoint another director, whether due to retirement of a director or growth or complexity of the Company, certain procedures will be followed, including the following:

  • determine the skills and experience appropriate for the appointee having regard to those of the existing directors and any other likely changes to the Board.
  • agree the process and timetable for seeking such a person, which may involve an external search firm
  • a short list of candidates will be prepared for the Board’s consideration and interview. The selection process will encourage visitation to the Company’s operating sites and an understanding of the management information systems. Candidates will be assessed on the following basis:
    -- competencies and qualifications
    -- independence;
    -- other directorship;
    -- time availability;
    -- contribution to the overall balance of the composition of the Board and
    -- depth of understanding of the role of and legal obligations, of a director.

The Board currently comprises seven persons and is considered to have an appropriate balance of skills and experience.

The Chairman as and when needed will review the composition of the Board to ensure that the board continues to have the mix of skills and experience necessary for the conduct of the Company’s activities.

If an invitation to become a director is accepted, the Board will appoint the new director during the year and that person will stand for re-election by shareholders at the next General Meeting. Shareholders are provided with relevant information on the candidates for re-election. When appointed to the Board, a new director will receive an induction appropriate to their experience.

This policy is reviewed annually.