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Whitehaven Coal Limited : Annual Report 2008
Whitehaven Coal Limited - Annual Report 2008 4. DIRECTORS’ MEETINGS The number of directors’ meetings (including meetings of committees of directors) and number of meetings attended by each of the directors of the Company during the financial year are: Board Meetings Director John Conde Rob Stewart * Neil Chatfield Tony Haggarty Alex Krueger Hans Mende Andy Plummer Keith Ross ** A – Number of meetings attended. B – Number of meetings held during the time the director held office during the year. * Mr Rob Stewart appointed 1 April 2008. ** Mr Keith Ross retired 31 March 2008. 5. CORPORATE GOVERNANCE STATEMENT This statement outlines the main corporate governance practices in place throughout the financial year, which comply with the ASX Corporate Governance Council recommendations, unless otherwise stated. Scope of responsibility of Board Responsibility for the Company’s proper corporate governance rests with the Board. The Board’s guiding principle in meeting this responsibility is to act honestly, conscientiously and fairly, in accordance with the law, in the interests of the Company’s shareholders (with a view to building sustainable value for them) and those of employees and other stakeholders. The Board’s broad function is to: (a) determine strategy and set financial targets for the Whitehaven Group; (b) monitor the implementation and execution of strategy and performance against financial targets; and (c) appoint and oversee the performance of executive management and generally to take and fulfil an effective leadership role in relation to the consolidated entity. A 12 3 12 12 11 8 12 9 B Audit and Risk Committee Meetings A B Remuneration and Nomination Committee Meetings A B 12 4633 3 –––– 12 6633 12 66–– 12 –––– 12 –––– 12 ––33 9 –––– 15
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