The board is the custodian of corporate governance and ethics. It is responsible for developing and adopting strategic plans that align with stakeholder interests and expectations, result in
sustainable outcomes and do not give rise to risks that have not been thoroughly assessed by management.
The board’s roles and responsibilities include ensuring that the group is, and is seen to be, a responsible corporate citizen by having regard to the financial aspects of the business and the impact the business has on the environment and society. It also ensures that the group has effective and independent board and statutory committees.
The full list of the board’s roles and responsibilities is available in the online governance supplement available here.
The board committees conduct annual self-evaluations and the results are reported by the committee chairman to the board for review. The board meets formally twice during the year to attend to governance matters and discuss operations, strategy, risk and other key issues.