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2015 Ramsay Health Care Limited Annual Report

ASX Corporate Governance Council’s Principles of Good Corporate Governance and Best Practice Recommendations ASX Principle Reference 32 RAMSAY HEALTH CARE ANNUAL REPORT 2015 Compliance as at the date of this Statement Principle 1 Lay solid foundations for management and oversight 1.1 A listed entity should disclose: (a) the respective roles and responsibilities of its board and management; and (b) those matters expressly reserved to the board and those delegated to management. 1, 2 and 11 Yes Yes 1.2 A listed entity should: (a) undertake appropriate checks before appointing a person, or putting forward to security holders a candidate for election, as a director; and (b) provide security holders with all material information in its possession relevant to a decision on whether or not to elect or re-elect a director. 4 and 12 Yes Yes 1.3 A listed entity should have a written agreement with each director and senior executive setting out the terms of their appointment. 4 and 12 Yes for all Directors (including the Managing Director and Group Finance Director). The CEO is the only executive with a formal employment contract. 1.4 The company secretary of a listed entity should be accountable directly to the board, through the chair, on all matters to do with the proper functioning of the board. 10 Yes 1.5 A listed entity should: (a) have a diversity policy which includes requirements for the board or a relevant committee of the board to set measurable objectives for achieving gender diversity and to assess annually both the objectives and the entity’s progress in achieving them (b) disclose that policy or a summary of it; and (c) disclose, as at the end of each reporting period, the measurable objectives for achieving gender diversity set by the board or a relevant committee of the board, in accordance with the entity’s diversity policy and its progress towards achieving them and either: (1) the respective proportions of men and women on the board, in senior executive positions and across the whole organisation (including how the entity has defined “senior executive” for these purposes); or (2) if the entity is a “relevant employer” under the Workplace Gender Equality Act, the entity’s most recent “Gender Equality Indicators”, as defined in and published under that Act. 13 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 1.6 A listed entity should: (a) have and disclose a process for periodically evaluating the performance of the board, its committees and individual directors; and (b) disclose, in relation to each reporting period, whether a performance evaluation was undertaken in the reporting period in accordance with that process. 9 Yes Yes 1.7 A listed entity should: (a) have and disclose a process for periodically evaluating the performance of its senior executives; and (b) disclose, in relation to each reporting period, whether a performance evaluation was undertaken in the reporting period in accordance with that process. 12 Yes Yes


2015 Ramsay Health Care Limited Annual Report
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