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Huon Aquaculture Group Limited
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1.4 Company Secretary accountable directly to the Board
Board Char ter
The company secretar y 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.
The Company Secretary is accountable to the Board, through the Chairperson of the Board, on all matters to do with the proper
functioning of the Board and Board Committees.
1.5 Diversity policy
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 summar y of it; and
(c) disclose as at the end of each repor ting 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 propor tions 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.
The Company’s Diversity Policy was adopted by the Board on 3rd October 2014 and can be accessed at
http://investors.huonaqua.com.au/investors/?page=Corporate-Governance. The Policy reflects the Company’s forward thinking
and dynamic approach which holds its people in the highest esteem and considers them to be its greatest asset. Huon’s workforce is
made up of many individuals with diverse skills, values, experiences and backgrounds and the Company is committed to suppor ting
and fur ther developing this diversity through attracting, recruiting, engaging and retaining diverse talent and aligning its culture and
systems with this commitment.
The Company believes that commitment to diversity creates competitive advantage and enhances employee par ticipation which is
essential to the success of the business. As per the prospectus, the Board set its measurable objectives as required by the Diversity Policy
on the 3rd October 2014 and ASX Recommendation 1.5(a). The aim of these objectives is to create an environment conducive to the
appointment of well qualified and experienced Board members, Executives, Senior Management team as well as other management
employees critical to the success of the Company.
Diversity Measurable Objectives
(a) Establishment of a Flexible Work Practices Policy
(b) Present diversity data on Huon’s Sustainability Dashboard
(c) Ensure appropriately qualified and relevantly experienced women are considered at shor t list stage for Board appointments
(d) Progressively increase female representation where the business unit is less than 20% with specific focus on operational areas
(e) Progressively increase female par ticipation in Huon’s Leadership Education & Development Programs
(f) Align selection practices to deliver an equal mix of male & females students for school based apprenticeships
Progress with Diversity Measurable Objectives
There has been stable progress towards achieving our diversity objectives and the Company’s aim is to ensure appropriate systems are
in place that will assist progress towards the achievement of the objectives. This may include structured programs to suppor t employees
from early career stages in developing the necessary skills and relevant experience for leadership roles.
Progress for this repor ting period is as follows:
(a) Huon’s Flexible Work Practices Policy has been drafted and will be submitted to the RNC for review and approval
(b) Data specific to gender split is included in the Company’s Sustainability Dashboard
(c) There were no vacancies for the Board in the repor ting period however Huon’s Board includes an industry prominent and well
experienced female Executive Director.
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