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Wool Stocktake : AWI Annual Report 2009-10
The Board continued to meet regularly during 2009/10. The number of Board members reduced from nine to seven members during the year, following the resignations of Dr Kevin Bell and Mr Laurence Modiano. In 2010 the AWI Board set the Company's strategic direction and delegated responsibility for day-to-day management to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The Board is committed to governance systems that enhance performance and ensure AWI operates according to accountability provisions required by various Government Acts and ASIC Regulations and Guidelines. A report on corporate governance is on page 25. The Board has established a number of committees that monitor and guide specific activities. These committees assist the Board to effectively implement, monitor and enforce appropriate corporate governance throughout the Company. There are currently three Board committees: chaired by Chick Olsson Directors appointed by the Board provide advice to the Board and to the CEO to assist in fulfilling their responsibilities relating to accounting, reporting and compliance practices of the Company. The Finance & Audit Committee meets periodically to address all matters within its charter. chaired by Roger Fletcher This Committee provides input and guidance to the Board and the CEO in matters pertaining to recruitment and retention of employees and the policies governing remuneration for current and potential employees. The Remuneration & Appointments Committee meets periodically to address all matters within its charter. chaired by George Falkiner This Committee was established to provide support to the Board in defining policies and input to the Board and CEO on the conduct of programs relating to activities undertaken by AWI that utilise science or impact animal welfare activities. The On-Farm RDI Scientific & Welfare Committee meets periodically to address all matters within its charter. The objectives and responsibilities of the Board committees is set out in the Charter of the Committees of the Board' available on the AWI website www.wool.com and from the AWI Helpline on 1800 070 099. UP FRONT
AWI Annual Report 2008-09
AWI Annual Report 2010-11