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Annual Report 2004-2005 Darwin Port Corporation



Annual Report 2004-2005 Darwin Port Corporation

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D A R W IN P O R T C O R P O R A T IO N A N N U A L R E P O R T 2 00 4/ 20 05 28 7.1 The Board A Board of Directors has been established since 1999 to bring outside expertise to the Corporations management and to ensure that the Corporation undertakes its functions in accordance with the Act and, in particular, to act in a commercial manner. The existing governance structure and framework has been amended as follows: the Chief Executive Officer is responsible to the Minister; the Board of the Darwin Port Corporation became an Advisory Board; and the Port Corporation is to act in a commercial manner but must also have regard to government strategic objectives including trade development. The Darwin Port Corporation Act, now provides for the following: the Darwin Port Corporation is constituted by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO); the Advisory Board consists of not more than seven members; the Advisory Board members are appointed by the Minister for Transport and Infrastructure for a period of up to 3 years; and the CEO is a member of the Advisory Board. All directors became Advisory Board members except Mr Flynn who did not seek re-appointment when his term expired in September 2004. Board Meetings A total of six Board meetings were held during the course of the 2004/2005 year. Attendance of members was as follows: Board Member Directors Meetings Advisory Board Meetings Attended Attended Mr Barry Coulter 4 2 Mr Mike Flynn 2 N/A Captain Kerry Dwyer 4 1 Mr Mike Burgess 3 2 Mr Bruce Fadelli 2 2 Mr Barry Berwick (CEO) 4 2 7.Corporate Governance cont.

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