The Board has formally adopted corporate governance policies which are designed to encourage Directors to focus their attention on accountability, risk management and ethical conduct. The Board is responsible for the corporate governance of the Company. The Board develops strategies for the Group, reviews strategic objectives and monitors performance against those objectives. The goals of the corporate governance process are to:
(a) maintain and increase Shareholder value;
(b) ensure a prudential and ethical basis for the Group's conduct and activities; and
(c) ensure compliance with the Group's legal and regulatory objectives.
Consistent with these goals, the Board assumes the following responsibilities:
(a) developing initiatives for profit and asset growth;
(b) reviewing the corporate, commercial and financial performance of the Group on a regular basis;
(c) acting on behalf of, and being accountable to, the Shareholders; and
(d) identifying business risks and implementing actions to manage those risks and corporate systems to assure quality.
The Company is committed to the circulation of relevant materials to Directors in a timely manner to facilitate Directors' participation in the Board discussions on a fully informed basis.