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Whitehaven Coal Limited : Annual Report 2011
WhitehavenCoalLimited–AnnualReport2011 27 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 was: Directors’ Meetings Audit and Risk Committee Meetings Remuneration Committee Meetings Director A B A B A B John Conde 17 17 3 5 2 2 Neil Chatfield 17 17 5 5 2 2 Tony Haggarty 16 17 – – – – Alex Krueger 16 17 3 5 – – Hans Mende 16 17 – – 1 2 Andy Plummer 16 17 – – – – Allan Davies 17 17 – – – – A – Number of meetings attended B – Number of meetings held during the time the Director held office during the year 5. corPorAte goVernAnce stAteMent The Board of Whitehaven Coal Limited (the ‘Company’) is committed to achieving the highest standards of corporate governance and to conducting its operations and corporate activities safely and in accordance with all applicable laws and regulatory obligations. This Corporate Governance Statement sets out the key details of Whitehaven’s corporate governance framework. scope of responsibility of Board The Board has a formal Board Charter which sets out the responsibilities, structure and composition of the Board. It provides that the Board’s broad function is to: • determine strategy and set financial targets for the Whitehaven Group • monitor the implementation and execution of strategy and performance against financial targets • appoint and oversee the performance of executive management and to take and fulfil an effective leadership role in relation to Whitehaven The Charter sets out the responsibilities which are specifically reserved for the Board. These include the following: • composition of the Board, including the appointment and removal of Directors • oversight of the Company, including its control and accountability systems • appointment and removal of senior management and the Company Secretary • reviewing and overseeing systems of risk management and internal compliance and control, codes of ethics and conduct, and legal and statutory compliance • monitoring senior management’s performance and implementation of strategy • approving and monitoring financial and other reporting and the operation of committees Day-to-day management of the Company’s affairs and implementation of its strategy and policy initiatives are delegated to the Managing Director and senior executives, who operate in accordance with Board approved policies and delegated limits of authority. A copy of the Board Charter can be viewed on Whitehaven’s website.
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