Corporate Governance Statement

Corporate Governance Statement (click here to view).

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for the overall Corporate Governance of the company including strategic direction, establishing goals for management, monitoring the achievement of these goals and embedding a high level of ethical integrity throughout the company’s operations.

Details of the responsibilities and structure of the Board are included in the Board Charter (click here to view).

Audit Committee

Whitefield’s Audit Committee meets regularly to review and assess internal controls, financial reporting practices, risk management, the effectiveness of external audit and compliance with regulatory requirements. All members of the Committee must be non-executive directors.

Details of the responsibilities of the Audit Committee are included in the Audit Committee Charter (click here to view).

Risk Management

Whitefield operates in accordance with a formal risk management framework. Whitefield’s risk management framework seeks to identify and provide a level of control across all material risks faced by the Company. The Audit Committee plays a central role in the process of controlling and managing risk.

Details of the Company’s Risk Management Framework are included in the attached document (click here to view).

Remuneration Committee

Whitefield’s has a Remuneration Committee whose role is to review, assess and make recommendations as to the remuneration of Directors. The Committee seeks to ensure that remuneration is appropriate for the time commitment and responsibilities of the Board (click here to view).

Nomination Committee

Whitefield has a Nomination Committee which considers the size, composition, qualifications, experience and independence of the Board, and which is responsible for succession planning, candidate assessment and appointment (click here to view).

Continuous Disclosure & Shareholder Communications

The Board of Directors aims to ensure that the shareholders are informed of all major developments affecting the company's state of affairs.

Information is communicated to shareholders through:

  • Monthly Net Asset Backing Reports
  • Quarterly Reports
  • A Half-yearly Report
  • An Annual Report
  • Notices of Meetings
  • Other releases including Chairman’s Address to AGM

 

All reports and company releases are accessible on the ASX or via the ASX Releases menu on this website.
Shareholder’s may elect to receive correspondence via mail or email, and make make their communication preference by contacting the company’s Share Registry:

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www.computershare.com

Computershare Investor Services Pty Limited
Level 4, 60 Carrington Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia

Enquiries (within Australia) 1300 850 505
(outside Australia) +61 3 9415 4000
Facsimile +61 3 9473 2500

The Company has a  Disclosure Policy (click here to view)


Other Codes and Policies

Code of Conduct and Ethics Policy (click here to view).
Diversity Policy (click here to view).
Securities Dealing Policy (click here to view).