LiveCorp’s corporate governance practices are based on the Australian Stock Exchange Corporate Governance Council (ASXCGC) principles of good corporate governance and best practice.
Although LiveCorp is not a listed entity and does not have any obligation to report on these principles, LiveCorp is committed to good corporate governance, and has therefore adopted these principles.
The LiveCorp Board is required to report to it members.
The Board's responsibility includes determining and reviewing its strategic direction and operational policies, establishing goals for senior management and monitoring the achievement of these goals, recommending the appointment of the auditor to members, ensuring the composition and Board structure is effective, approving the appointment of the CEO and remuneration of all senior staff, ensuring adequate financial resources, monitoring business risk exposures and risk management procedures, approving and monitoring financial and other reporting to members in the form required by the Corporations Act (2001).
The Board comprises up to three independent based directors, two industry representative directors and one ALEC Ex-officio director. All director appointments are skills based. There are no executive directors.
The Board is balanced in its composition with directors collectively bringing a range of skills and experience as outlined in the Constitution of the company. The Board has adopted a number of measures to ensure that independent judgement is achieved and maintained. Directors are entitled to seek independent advice, at the cost of LiveCorp, subject to prior approval of the Board and company policy. An independent Selection Committee has been established to review and appoint directors.
LiveCorp complies with all federal, state and local government laws and regulations, as well as common-law obligations and again requires all employees to do the same.
The Statutory Accounts are prepared in accordance with AAS (Australian Accounting Standards) and comply with the Australian equivalent of International Financial Reporting Standards (AIFRS).
The members approve the appointment of independent auditors
The Board has established a Finance, Audit & Remuneration (FAR) Committee
Annual accounts are signed off by the Chairperson of the Board certifying that the financial statements of LiveCorp for the full financial year presents a true and fair view, in all material respects, of its financial position through the Annual Report.
LiveCorp is not a publicly listed company and is not subject to ASX Listing Rule disclosure requirements. LiveCorp does however, report to its members in the form required by the Act and discloses significant information on a continuous basis as detailed in Principle 6.
LiveCorp's member communication policy advocates communication with members and other stakeholders in an open, regular and timely manner so members have sufficient information to make informed decisions on the operations of the company. Mechanisms employed are:
Weekly digests, weekly and quarterly publications, iterant updates on standards, regulation and protocols as they occur, circulars and press releases
Annual and Statutory Financial reports circulated prior to the Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Annual Planning meeting with members from each state with the Annual Operational Plan made available to members on the website
Member access to communications and tools via the website at www.livecorp.com.au
The Board encourages full participation of members at the AGM to ensure a high level of accountability and understanding of LiveCorp’s strategy and goals. Members are encouraged to appoint proxies if they cannot attend to express their views at the AGM by forwarding the Proxy Form.
LiveCorp will make available its auditor to answer member’s questions, if requested.
The Board is responsible for the oversight of the risk management and control framework.
The Finance, Audit & Remuneration Committee’s role and responsibilities with respect to risk are outlined here.
Responsibility for control and risk management is delegated to the appropriate level of management, with the CEO having ultimate responsibility to the Board for the risk management and control framework.
A program of regular performance appraisals and goal setting for senior management and other staff is in place. Directors receive remuneration as set by the Finance, Audit & Remuneration Committee and do not exceed that stipulated in the Constitution of the company.
As LiveCorp is limited by guarantee, none of the Directors hold an interest in LiveCorp. Each industry representative Director, as a member of LiveCorp, is liable to the extent outlined in the Constitution upon winding up.