AGMs

590-plus AGMs we've asked questions at since 1998


November 23, 2022

Here is a list of almost 600 AGMs where Stephen Mayne has asked questions as a shareholder or proxy since it all began for The Daily Telegraph way back in October 1998, complete with links to stories written at the time, AGM webcasts, transcripts and any relevant media coverage.

596. Suncorp (SUN): 1pm, September 23, 2022: first ever hybrid meeting was pushed back a day due to the public holiday for the Queen. Physical meeting in Brisbane and lodged 10 written questions, seven of which were asked. Watch high quality webcast of meeting which lasted 2 hours and 26 minutes. No meaningful protest votes and requests for transcript and broader voting disclosure were rejected by chair Christine McLoughlin.

595. Air New Zealand (AIZ): 2pm Auckland time, September 22. 2022: Hybrid meeting in Auckland which lasted 1 hour and 42 minutes. Lodged these 14 questions but only 4 were asked. Waiting for AGM webcast to be published. No meaningful protest votes and proxies were disclosed with the formal addresses ahead of the meeting.

594. Collins Foods (CKF): 9.30am, September 2, 2022: hybrid in Brisbane. See notice of meeting and good to see proxy votes disclosed in the pre-AGM presentation. No meaningful protest votes. See list of 9 questions asked, the majority of which were ignored courtesy of a 2 question limit which was attempted mid-meeting but partially rejected by chair Robert Kaye SC. No sign of AGM webcast archive or transcript, despite requests.

593. Webjet (WEB): 9am, August 31, 2022: hybrid AGM with physical component in Melbourne at the company HQ on St Kilda Rd. See notice of meeting plus list of 15 questions asked, all but one of which were answered. No material protest votes and meeting lasted 90 minutes with 40 minutes of Q&A. Well done to the company for producing a full transcript for the first time.

592. ALS Corp (ALQ): August 23, 2022: hybrid AGM with physical component in Brisbane. See notice of meeting plus list of 12 written questions, the majority of which were ignored. Double digit protest vote against both directors up for election. No sign of AGM webcast archive or transcript.

591. OzForex (OFX), 2pm August 11, 2022: hybrid AGM with physical component in Sydney HQ. See notice of meeting. Only 4 of these 14 written questions were asked. Watch 78 minute webcast archive on Youtube, although no transcript produced. No material protest votes and they've been lodging the proxy votes with the presentation slides ahead of the AGM for many years, more than any other listed company. See Eureka Report write-up. See multi-language Twitter answer to one question from incoming chair Patricia Cross.

590. Macquarie Group (MQG), 10.30am, July 28, 2022: 10.30am hybrid with physical component at the Grand Hyatt in Melbourne. See notice of meeting. Online registration and questions commenced at 9.45am. See full exchange over 13 questions lodged across 3 different platforms. No protest votes of note.

589. Eagers Automotive (APE): 10am, July 15, 2022: a hybrid EGM to approve a $193 million related party transaction involving the Canberra car retailing assets of billionaire director and largest shareholder Nick Politis. The physical component was held at Morgans in Brisbane. Lasted for an hour and impressed that all 6 of these written questions lodged during the meeting were read out in full and answered comprehensively. The deal went through with 98% of voted stock in favour, even though proxy adviser Ownership Matters recommended against.

588. CSR, 10am, June 30, 2022:
hybrid with physical component in Sydney. Lodged 10 questions and all but 1 were asked although there was some editing. Watch 62 minute webcast. They refused to provide a transcript. No notable protest votes.

587. Appen (APX): May 27, 2022 10am: hybrid with physical component in Sydney. Lodged 10 questions which were all asked, but some were edited down. Watch 1 hour 48 minute webcast. See coverage in The Australian.

586. Costa Group: 11am, May 25, 2022: hybrid meeting with physical component at 447 Collins St. Lodged these 9 questions but don't know what happened as no webcast archive published. Biggest protest vote was 5% against director Harry Debney.

585. Stanmore Resources (SMR): May 25, 2022 noon: hybrid with physical element in Brisbane at offices of law firm Norton Rose. See notice of meeting. Most of my questions were ignored, particularly those directed at the directors up for election about the recent dodgy capital raising. Watch webcast of 56 minute AGM.

584. Viva Energy: 3pm, May 24: hybrid meeting with physical component at Docklands Stadium in Melbourne. Asked 7 questions. Watch 81 minute webcast. Only protest was 12% against rem report. No transcript provided by the company, so we spent a few bob getting this partial transcript done.

583. Dicker Data: 2pm Friday, May 20: hybrid with physical component at Kurnell on Sydney's southern fringes. See notice of meeting. See text of 11 questions asked. Meeting lasted 90 minutes. Second strike on rem report. See results. First ever archive of webcast promised and subsequently delivered.

582. Crown Resorts (CWN), 10am, delayed from April 29. Fully virtual EGM to approve the Blackstone takeover. See announcement. Meeting lasted 32 minutes. Watch webcast. See text of 8 questions asked. Packer voted in favour so result was 99.9% support.

581. Woodside Energy (WPL): May 19, Perth: 10am (WST) hybrid. See notice of meeting. See text of 7 questions asked. Meeting lasted 3.5 hours. Sadly, no archive of the webcast has been provided. Big protests with 49% opposing climate report. See results.

580. Eagers Automotive (APE): May 18, 11am (QLD time): Hybrid meeting with the physical component at the Brisbane office of Morgans stockbrokers. See notice of meeting. Pre-AGM email sent on April 16. Lodged proxies early. Yes to see promised archive of webcast. See text of 11 questions asked.

579. Vita Life Sciences (VLS): noon, May 11, 2022: Hybrid meeting with physical component at Automic Office in Sydney on level 5 of Deutsche Bank House at 126 Phillip St. See notice of meeting. Was only shareholder who attended in Sydney with main issue being asking about assault conviction of director Shane Teoh.

578. GPT (GPT): May 11, 2022. Hybrid with the physical meeting at Swissotel in Sydney. See notice of meeting. Pre-AGM email sent on April 15. Attended in Sydney and asked about 10 questions. Watch webcast and see results with only minor protest being 3.34% against director Michelle Somerville. No early disclosure of proxies or transcript provided.

577. Iress (IRE): May 5, 11.30am, 2022: level 27, 447 Collins St (new pantscraper building), plus online. See notice of meeting. See text of 4 questions asked. No early proxy disclosure and 3 rem protests between 12-15%.

576. QBE (QBE): May 5, 2022: hybrid with the physical meeting at the Wesley Conference Centre in Sydney. See notice of meeting. Pre-AGM email sent on April 15. They ignored all requests. See text of 7 questions lodged. Voting results showed 21% against director pay rise and 19% support for contingent shareholder resolution on climate. Watch 97 minute AGM webcast. Transcript request declined.

575. Ventia Services (VNT): May 5, 2022: virtual only meeting. See notice of meeting. Pre-AGM email sent on April 15. They agreed to most pre-AGM requests, including publishing proxies early. See text of 6 questions asked and transcript.

574. Rio Tinto (RIO): May 5 2022: hybrid. 9.30am at The Sofitel in Melbourne. See notice of meeting. Pre-AGM email sent April 28. See text of 2 jumbo questions lodged which generated coverage in The West Australian. First ever climate vote. See voting results and watch 2 hour and 12 minute webcast. The also produced this first ever transcript.

573.
TPG (TPG): May 3, 2022. Fully online meeting. See notice of meeting. Pre-AGM email sent on April 11. See text of 8 questions. No meaningful protest votes. Proxy votes lodged with ASX ahead of meeting. Watch 65 minute webcast.

572.
Santos (STO): May 3, 2022 10am (Adelaide time): Hybrid meeting with physical component at the Adelaide Town Hall. See notice of meeting. There were 4 separate shareholder resolutions on climate issues and the first non-binding vote on the Santos climate report. See pre-AGM letter sent on April 16. See text of 11 questions asked and big protest votes with a first strike on rem and 37% protest vote against the climate change report.

571. Latitude Financial, noon, April 27, 2022. Hybrid meeting with physical component being held at the RACV Club in Melbourne. See notice of meeting. Pre-AGM email sent on April 11. See text of 8 questions asked. Meeting lasted just under an hour and no-one else asked questions. No webcast archive or AGM transcript provided.

570. G8 Education (GEM), April 27, 2022: 11am hybrid in Brisbane. See notice of meeting. Pre-AGM email sent on April 11. See text of 7 questions asked. Geoff Orrock from ASA was only other questioner. Listen to 58 minute webcast and read transcript. See AFR coverage.

569. GQG (GQG), 9am, April 27, 2022. Fully online AGM for the Florida-based fund manager listed on the ASX since November 2021. See notice of meeting. Pre-AGM email sent on April 11. See text of 13 questions asked. Meeting last just under an hour and no-one else asked questions. Listen to this 21 minute audio recording of Q&A. Company refusing to provide transcript or access to webcast archive.

568. Iluka Resources: April 13, 2022. Hybrid. 9.30am WST. See notice of meeting. Pre-AGM email sent on April 11. See text of 5 questions asked. No meaningful protest votes and all wrapped up in an hour.

567. Oz Minerals: April 8, 2022 at Adelaide Airport. Hybrid. Watch webcast. See notice of meeting. No pre-AGM email.

566. Scentre Group, April 7, 2022: see list of 14 questions asked. Watch webcast. See voting results. Pre-AGM email sent 36 hours ahead of meeting. Chair butchered most of my questions and no transcript provided, but we got this one produced.

565. CIMIC, April 6, 2022: see list of 13 questions asked. Watch webcast. See voting results. No transcript provided.

564. Aristocrat Leisure, February 24, 2022: fully virtual AGM. See notice of meeting. 6 resolutions with two directors up for re-election and then 4 pay-related votes, including an increase in the fee cap for directors from $3.2 million to $4 million. See text of 16 questions lodged. No webcast archive or AGM transcript provided despite doing this twice a year with the results presentation.

563. Sydney Airport: February 3, 2022: takeover vote. Fully online. See text of 6 questions asked. See voting results.

562. Ausnet Services: January 28, 2022: takeover vote. Fully online. See text of 3 questions asked. See voting results.

Record 70 AGMs in 2021 lifting total to 561.

561. NAB: Friday, December 17, 2021
- proxies were announced before the meeting began. See text of 6 questions asked and watch webcast archive. They rejected request for a transcript. See letter to chair before the meeting.

560. ANZ: Thursday, December 16, 2021 - declined all pre-AGM transparency requests. See text of 10 questions lodged. Watch webcast archive. Yet to deliver a transcript.

559. Westpac: December 15, 2021: declined some of these pre-AGM transparency requests but was very pleased they produced this 95 page transcript. See text of questions asked and watch webcast.

558. Soul Pattinson: December 10, 2021, noon - see text of questions lodged, not all of which were asked. Failed to produce an archive of the webcast or transcript.

557. Sandfire Resources: November 26, 2021 2pm - see text of 9 questions asked. No webcast archive provided.

556. Regional Express: November 24, 2021 3pm - asked about 10 questions which were delayed until the end. Failed to produce an AGM webcast or transcript.

555. Prime Media: November 24, 2021 11am - see text of questions asked. No archive of webcast available.

554. K&S Corporation: November 23, 2021 2pm - asked about 12 questions, no other shareholder participated. No webcast archive, as you can see here.

553. Brickworks: November 23, 2021 - see text of questions asked and voting results. Failed to produce webcast archive or transcript.

552. Link Group: November 23, 2021 - see text of questions asked. See archive of 1 hour 51 minute webcast. No transcript provided.

551. Kathmandu:
November 23, 2021 - see text of questions asked. See full AGM transcript lodged with ASX, something you rarely see, but couldn't find video archive.

550. Lovissa: November 22, 2021 - see text of questions asked. No AGM webcast archive provided.

549. Betmakers: November 22, 2021 - see text of questions asked. No webcast archive provided.

548. Monash IVF: November 19, 2pm - see text of questions asked. Failed to produce an AGM archive, even after publishing this audio file in 2020.

547. Next DC: November 19, 11am - asked about 10 questions, including about controversial 2020 capital raising. See 90 minute webcast.

546. PEXA: November 19, 10am - see text of questions. No webcast archive provided.

545. Accent Group: November 19, 10am - see text of questions asked. No webcast archive provided.

544. Northern Star: November 18, 5pm - see text of 13 questions asked. No webcast archive or transcript available. Old school chair Michael Chaney AO proved during the meeting he was certainly not a modern company leader, rejecting all requests for transparency and dismissing a JobKeeper question as "hopeless". He also conceded that this $12 billion gold mining giant which owns 100% of Kalgoorlie's super pit was not very diverse - 8 of the 9 directors live in Perth.

543. Humm Group:
November 18, 2021 4pm - see text of 13 questions asked of the now rebranded Flexigroup directors, plus this 67 minute webcast. Was a thorough but fair grilling given the Andrew Abercrombie chaired outfit has performed poorly for investors of late.

542. AMA Group: November 18, 2.30pm - see text of 16 questions asked of the battling car repairs giant which tucked into $65 million of Jobkeeper, making the top 10 of ASX listed company recipients. The external candidate Peter Taylor polled less than 5%, mainly because he's currently suing the company. This 83 minute webcast is available and they didn't even name the challenging candidate in these voting results.

541. Mineral Resources: November 18, 12.30pm - see text of questions asked. Billionaire CEO Chris Ellison reminded me of former Oxiana boss Owen Hegarty in his hey day. A real evangelist prone to making overblown claims. Hence the importance of this full 26 page transcript which has been commendably produced. However, the transcript didn't include the text of the spruiking corporate videos. If you go to the end of this 1 hour and 45 minute webcast, you'll see the corporate video finishes with the following lines: "The future for Mineral Resources is unlimited, we are the gold at the end of the rainbow." Hmmm, should ASIC and the ASX be discouraging such boosterism?

540. Mirvac: November 18, 11am, 2021 - as so often happens, the ASA representative and I were the only people asking questions. See this transcript and watch the webcast of the 64 minute meeting. There were 9% protest votes against chair John Mulcahy and James Millar given both have been on the board since 2009. Unlike with Dexus, Goodman and Charter Hall, there was no big remuneration protest related to excessively generous incentive grants to already wealthy CEOs. Might that be because Mirvac's CEO, Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz, is female and doesn't need a top-up given that she's already made about $20 million from her long term incentive scheme.

539. Freedom Foods: November 18, 2021: see text of 6 questions asked. Listen to 58 minute webcast or read transcript. I'm down 90% on my $500 investment and this has been an absolute shocker steered by the Perich family, which is a related party milk supplier.

538. Bluescope Steel: November 18, 2021: see text of 7 questions asked. Watch webcast. Chairman John Bevan was Dr No as he rejected the transcript request, rejected disclosing the voting result by shares and shareholders and wouldn't even say what the proxy advisers were recommending. However, investors are happy because all resolutions passed with more than 97% of the voted shares in favour.

537. Altium: November 18, 9.30am: see text of 6 questions asked. Watch webcast of 2 hour and 19 minute meeting which was very much a show-case for this fabulous global player in the software for electric circuit boards. The Q&A didn't start until 90 minutes in but at least we got all the proxies first and there were big protest with 30% against the NED fees rise thanks to an ISS recommendation which was followed by the offshore index fund donkey vote (Blackrock, Vanguard and State Street). There was an 8% against vote chairman Sam Weiss and 40% against the constitutional tweak to allow for virtual meetings, meaning that it was defeated. See voting results. Also, big kudos to chairman Weiss for disclosing the for and against votes by shareholder on key resolutions during the meeting This was done on the fly after a written question, plus in the formal results.

536. Seek: November 17, 2021 - see text of 11 questions asked. See voting results where there were 3 Ian Narev rem protests ranging between 14-17%. See webcast.

535. Cromwell Property Group: November 17, 2021 - hybrid AGM with shareholders in Brisbane, top brass on video in Sydney. See list of 12 questions asked. Only small protest was 10.7% against Jialie Tang. No archive of webcast provided.

534. Liberty Financial: November 17, 2021 - see text of 13 questions asked. Listen to archive of 46 minute meeting.

533. Praemium (PPS): November 17, 2021 - see text of 7 questions asked. No AGM archive provided.

532. Platinum Asset Management: November 17, 2021 - see text of 10 questions asked. See video of 101 minute meeting.

531. Adore Beauty: November 11, 2021:
see list of 8 questions submitted. No material protest votes. Promise webcast archive but it goes to a dead link.

530. Lendlease: November 11, 2021: see list of 19 questions submitted. Watch webcast and read transcript.

529. BHP: November 11, 2021: see list of 9 questions submitted which were all asked in full. BHP still isn't publishing a full archive of the webcast or a transcript, presumably because they don't want to promote the climate activists who were giving them stick.

528. Charter Hall: November 11, 2021:
see list of 14 questions lodged, 12 of which were asked. See voting results with 22% against rem report and 38.7% against retention bonus for the CEO. See 72 minute webcast archive.

527. Estia Health: November 11, 2021:
See list of 18 questions asked and voting results where constitutional amendment to move to online AGMs was defeated. This AGM history suggests they've never published a webcast archive.

526. Nine Entertainment: November 11, 2021: see full transcript of proceedings which was published on the same day as the AGM.

525. REA Group: November 11, 2021: see list of 17 questions submitted, all but 2 of which were asked. See voting results given the big protest votes on pay, the chair's election and the constitutional amendment. Watch 66 minute video archive.

524. Myer Holdings: November 4, 2021: see list of questions submitted. See voting results. Watch website archive of 2 hour 14 minute meeting, which included aggressive questions from Michael Kroger's son, presumably on behalf of Solomon Lew.

523. Domain Holdings: November 4, 2021: see list of questions submitted, which generated this coverage in The Age/SMH. No AGM archive provided, in contrast to what parent company Nine does.

522. Domino's Pizza: November 3, 2021: see list of questions submitted and coverage in The Australian. See video archive of 72 minute AGM, plus this first ever AGM transcript.

521. Cobram Estate Olives: October 29, 2021: see list of questions submitted and watch 1 hour and 55 minute AGM webcast.

520. Huon Aquaculture: October 29, 2021: see list of questions submitted at scheme meeting, not all of which were asked.

519. Blackmores: October 27, 2021:
see list of questions asked.

518. Transurban: October 21, 2021: see list of questions asked, watch 2hr and 11 minute AGM webcast. Still yet to do an AGM transcript as this history shows.

517. Crown Resorts: October 21, 2021: See list of questions asked. Watch 123 minute webcast, plus read 21 page transcript. See The Australian, plus ABC TV's The Business. See The New Daily.

516. Endeavour Group:
October 21, 2021 9am: see list of questions asked. No AGM archive of transcript provided.

515. Brambles: October 19, 4pm: see list of 9 questions asked and watch 66 minute webcast. No transcript this year even though they produced this transcript of the 2020 AGM.

514. Dexus: October 19, 2021, 1.30pm: see list of questions asked, Crikey coverage and watch 74 minute webcast.

513. Bapcor: October 19, 2021 1.30pm: see list of questions asked plus voting results as 50.61% went against the constitutional amendment seeking to lock in online only AGMs.

512. Tabcorp: October 19, 2021, 10am: watch webcast and see questions that were lodged online.

511. IDP Education: October 19, 10am:
see list of questions asked, Crikey coverage and watch 56 minute AGM webcast.

510. Treasury Wine Estates: October 15, 2021: see list of 16 questions asked plus brief summary of answers. See notice of meeting for example of excellent annual election of directors policy in action. No transcript but watch archive of the 1 hour and 57 minute meeting here on Youtube.

509. CBA: October 13, 2021: see list of questions asked and watch the webcast. No transcript provided.

508. Southern Cross Media: Wednesday, October 13, 11am: See notice of meeting. See list of 8 questions asked. Watch 64 minute webcast, no transcript provided.

507. Viva Energy: October 11, 3pm: EGM on capital return. Chance to grill chair and former environment minister Robert Hill. See text of 9 written questions that were read out. See notice of meeting.

506. Amcil, October 7, 2021: see list of questions read out. No webcast archive provided.

505. Pointsbet, October 5, 2021: See list of 21 questions asked and see results with 13% against 2 rem items and 14% against the constitutional amendment for online AGMs. Watch 72 minute video archive on Youtube.

504. ASX, September 29, 2021: lobbed these 21 questions at the board, most of which were asked at a meeting which lasted two hours and 7 minutes. See full webcast and transcript.

503. Suncorp, September 23, 2021: lobbed these 14 questions at the board, most of which were asked at a meeting which lasted two and a half hours. See full webcast. No transcript provided.

502. AGL, September 22, 2021: lobbed these 13 questions at the board, most of which were asked at a meeting which lasted almost 3 hours given the presence of climate activists. Watch webcast and see full transcript.

501. Milton, September 13, 2021: scheme meeting for Soul Patts takeover. Lobbed these seven questions at the board which were read out by the CEO but chairman Robert Millner was nowhere to be seen. See Eureka Report.

500. Metcash, September 1, 2021: lobbed these 7 questions at the board which were answered in full. Watch full webcast.

499. Macquarie Group, July 29, 2021: lobbed 21 written questions which were all answered in full. See Crikey story plus this Eureka Report wrap. Watch webcast and see transcript.

498. Ausnet: July 15, 2021: lodged 4 questions before the AGM and a further 8 during the meeting. See all 12 questions asked, plus this Eureka Report wrap. Listen to 92 minute audio archive.

497. Woolworths Endeavour Group demerger EGM: June 18, 2021: shut down after asking these 10 questions. Watch the webcast archive and here is the transcript. See Eureka Report wrap plus coverage in The AFR.

496. Moelis Australia, May 28: lodged 22 written question of which 17 were asked. See debate transcript plus Eureka Report story. The company refused to post an archive of the webcast. Here is an analysis of how they handled or censored all of my questions.

495. Rio Tinto, May 6, 2021: Only 2 of the 11 submitted online questions were asked. See Eureka Report article, plus Crikey story and full transcript.

494. AMP, April 30, 2021: impressed that they read out about 20 of these 26 questions. See Crikey AGM preview.

493. CIMIC, April 14, 2021: See Eureka Report write-up. Watch AGM webcast and see transcript.

2020 (30, the most since attended 37 in 2010)

492. NAB: 9.30am, December 18, 2020: raised the badly structured capital raising which shafted retail investors. Watch the full 3 hour video webcast.

491. ANZ: 10am, December 16, 2020: chair succession and much more. Watch the 2 hour and 24 minute AGM video webcast.

490. Westpac: 10am, December 11, 2020: money laundering fines, COVID relief for customers and much more. See this first ever AGM transcript and watch the 2 hour and 48 minute AGM video webcast.

489. Washington H. Soul Pattinson: noon, December 9, 2020: an opportunity to engage with billionaire chairman Rob Millner about coal troubles and the bid for Regis Healthcare. No webcast.

488. Premier Investments: 10.30am, December 4, 2020: refusing to pay the rent, what is going on with JobKeeper and stalking Myer. Archive of AGM webcast only includes chair address. No webcast.

487. IOOF Holdings: 9.30am, November 25, 2020: dreadful capital raising structure and over-paying for MLC. AGM lasted 64 minutes. Watch video archive and see coverage in The Age.

486. Harvey Norman: 11am, November 25, 2020: lack of independent directors, likely third straight strike on rem report, botched executive incentive plan and appointment of first ever female NED. No archive of the AGM was provided. See Crikey story.

485. Mayne Pharma: 10am, November 24, 2020: took the opportunity to quiz chairman Roger Corbett and his billionaire mate Bruce Mathieson over the poor performance of this company.

484. Kogan.com: 10am, November 20, 2020: options scandal for founders, lack of independent directors plus Mayne board tilt. No video archive available.

483. SEEK: 3pm, November 19, 2020: recent attacks by short seller, sustainability of China business.

482. REA Group, 2pm November 17, 2020: relations with controlling shareholder News Corp and competition with Domain. Watch the 61 minute AGM webcast.

481. Afterpay, 10am November 17, 2020: can this runaway share price be sustained and how is credit quality holding up? How risky is the regulatory environment and what did the board makes of ASIC's report released yesterday? No transcript made public.

480. News Corp: November 18, 2020. was only allowed to ask two questions for Rupert. Webcast lasted 29 minutes and was audio only with no video. The links expires after 3 months.

479. Woolworths, November 12, 2020: lodged the questions early on gambling then played elsewhere. Full archive of 121 minute AGM webcast plus they even do a full transcript.

478. Seven West Media, November 12, 2020: See Crikey write-up.

477. Nine Entertainment, November 12, 2020: See Crikey write-up.

476. Fortescue Metals, November 11, 2020: lots of questions for Twiggy who dialed in from Paraquay. Watch the 2 hour and 47 minute webcast.

475. Myer: October 29, 2020: watch the 1 hour and 46 minute webcast. Asked 5 questions in the last 20 minutes covering Solly Lew, balloon rental liabilities, Afterpay, JobKeeper and potential equity investments by Scentre or Vicinity. Chair Gary Hounsell resigned on the day when facing potential defeat and some big protests with 33% against the rem report and CEO LTI grant. See the results.Reece: October 29, 2020: high quality webcast and asked about 10 questions, a couple of which were censored. No transcript or archive of webcast available.

474. Equity Trustees: October 28, 2020 (online) - farewell to Jeff Kennett.

473. Regis Healthcare: October 27, 2020 (online) - coping with COVID. Listen to 67 minute webcast.

472. Boral: October 27, 2020 (online) - influence of the Stokes camp. The chair protected the CEO from difficult questions. See Eureka Report write-up. Read first and last transcript as they didn't produce one in 2021 when Stokes had control.

471. GUD: October 27, 2020 (online) - watch webcast of 91 minute AGM. Asked a couple about director recruitment and workload. Tag team with John Whittington from ASA.

470. Worley: October 23, 2020 (online) - handling DAR Group push for board representation. See Eureka Report write-up.

469. Crown Resorts: October 22, 2020 (online) - lots of issues. See Eureka Report write-up. Read transcript and watch 2 hour and 28 minute video webcast.

468. Cochlear: October 20, 2020 (online) - ran for board complaining about badly structured capital raising. See Eureka Report write-up.

467. Milton: October 20, 2020 (online) - ran for board. No webcast archive.

466. Macquarie Group: July 30, 2020 (online) - ran for board on capital raising rip offs. See partial transcript.

465. Ausnet: July 18, 2020. An online only AGM. See Eureka Report AGM summary. Listen to the 80 minute audio archive.

464. Santos: April 2, 2020 (online)

463. Aristocrat Leisure: February 20, 2020 (Sydney) - attended with the mother of a pokies addict. Webcast strangely dropped from this AGMs page on their website.

Attended 139 in the 10 years to the end of 2019 bringing the total to 424

2019 (18)

Soul Pattinson: December 2, 2019 (Sydney). Questions were prematurely shut down after a few climate questions.

Harvey Norman: November 26, 2019 (Sydney). Lots of coverage after ran for the board.

Altium: November 26, 2019 (Sydney)

Mayne Pharma: November 22, 2019

Afterpay: November 13, 2019

Nine Entertainment: November 12, 2019 (via Michael West as proxy - see report).

Woolworths: November 12, 2019. Sydney. See transcript and watch video of almost 4 hour AGM and EGM for Endeavour Group demerger.

Evans and Dixon: November 11, 2019 - see coverage in The AFR.

Village Roadshow: November 1, 2019 - a dramatic fight between the Kirby brothers. See Eureka Report write-up.

Hansen Technologies: October 25, 2019.

Crown Resorts: October 24, 2019 (with Tim Costello). The 128 minute webcast is available here.

Hotel Property Investments: October 23, 2019.

Treasury Wine Estates: October 16, 2019.

Transurban: October 10, 2019 - no webcast available.

AMCIL: October 10, 2019

AFIC: October 8, 2019

Macquarie Group: July 25, 2019 (Sydney)

Aristocrat Leisure: February 21, 2019 (Sydney)

2018 (10)

REA Group: November 21, 2018

Hotel Property Investments: November 21, 2018

Seven West Media: November 14, 2018

Nine Entertainment: November 14, 2018

Macquarie Media: November 8, 2018

Crown Resorts: November 1, 2018 (Perth) - first ever webcast. Audio file of 95 minute meeting available here.

JB Hi Fi: October 25, 2018.

Equity Trustees: October 19, 2018

Moelis Australia: May 28, 2018 (Sydney)

AMP: May 10, 2018 - see 44 page transcript which includes list of participants at the start.

2017 (5)

Richmond Football Club: December 11, 2017. Raised the pokies issue. See Eureka Report write-up.

Premier Investments: December 1, 2017

Woolworths: November 23, 2017. Supported Susan Rennie's board tilt. See Alliance for Gambling Reform newsletter write-up. See Eureka Report.

Crown Resorts: October 26, 2017 - generated a stack of coverage after turned up with Tim Costello and Anna Bardsley. See Alliance for Gambling Reform newsletter write-up. See Eureka Report.

Macquarie Group: July 27, 2017 - last meeting in Melbourne.

2016 (7)

Mayne Pharma: November 29, 2016. See Mayne Report write-up on company's ridiculous AGM cost cutting.

Village Roadshow: November 28, 2016 - at the Jam Factory in South Yarra. No webcast.

21st Century Fox AGM: November 10, 2016, Los Angeles. See Mayne Report write-up.

News Corp AGM: November 10, 2016, Los Angeles. See Mayne Report write-up. See Crikey piece on free speech suppression.

Aconex: October 25, 2016 - asked a few pointed questions on accounting issues.

Westfield: May 12, 2016 - contributed to Four Corners coverage on political donations

Woodside Petroleum: April 21, 2016 - flew to Perth

2015 (14)

Ten Network Holdings: December 8, 2015 - see Crikey story.

Premier Investments: November 27, 2015 - Solly Lew was very cranking, demanding to know how many shares I owned. See Crikey story.

Seek: November 26, 2015

Monash IVF: November 26, 2015

Myer: November 20, 2015

REA Group: November 12, 2015

Asciano: November 10, 2015

K2 Asset Management: November 10, 2015

Crown Resorts: October 21, 2015 - See Crikey write-up.

Mirrabooka: October 5, 2015

Programmed Maintenance Services: July 29, 2015

Macquarie Group: July 23, 2015

Invocare: May 22, 2015

Aristocrat Leisure: February 27, 2015

2014 (20)

ANZ: December 18, 2014. Represented ACCR. See Crikey write-up.

Network Ten Holdings: December 17, 2014 - ran for board. See Crikey story.

Cabcharge: November 26, 2014: ran for board. See Crikey write-up.

IOOF November 25, 2014

Nine Entertainment Company: November 19, 2014 - see Crikey piece.

News Corp: November 13, 2014 - see Crikey piece.

21st Century Fox: November 12, 2014 - see Crikey piece.

Brambles: November 6, 2014

Fairfax Media:
November 6, 2014 - see preview piece in Crikey, plus AGM wrap in Crikey.

Equity Trustees: October 31, 2014

Reece Australia: October 30, 2014

Slater & Gordon: October 20, 2014

Ansell:
October 16, 2014

Treasury Group: October 14, 2014

Transurban: October 9, 2014

Mirrabooka: October 6, 2014

Leighton Holdings: May 19, 2014

Westfield Group: May 29, 2014

Westfield Retail: May 29, 2014 - see Crikey story.

Westfield Retail resumed meeting: June 20, 2014

Macquarie Group: July 24, 2014

2013 (total 12)

Macquarie Group July 25, 2013

Prime Agricultural Group (EGM) April 15, 2013

AFIC: October 9, 2013

Southern Cross Media: October 22, 2013

AGL Energy: October 23, 2013

Carsales.com: October 25, 2013

Fairfax Media: November 7, 2013 - negotiated a $40,000 cut in Roger Corbett's chairman's fee on the floor of the meeting.

REA Group: November 13, 2013

Virgin Australia: November 20, 2013

Seek: November 28, 2013

Westpac: December 13, 2013

Ten Network Holdings: December 18, 2013

2012 (total 8)

Seek November 29, 2012

REA Group: November 14, 2012

Tassal Group October 31, 2012

Carsales October 26, 2012

Echo Entertainment October 25, 2012

Suncorp October 25, 2012

Cochlear October 16 2012

QR National: November 21, 2012

2011 (total 14)

ANZ AGM
December 16, 2011

David Jones AGM
December 2, 2011

Soul Patts AGM:
December 2, 2011

Gunns AGM: November 24, 2011

Seek AGM:
November 21, 2011

BHP-Billiton AGM:
November 17, 2011

Nexus Energy AGM:
November 17, 2011

REA Group AGM: November 16, 2011

Lend Lease AGM:
November 9, 2011

Toll Holdings AGM:
October 26, 2011

News Corp AGM:
October 21, 2011 - see Mayne Report.

Ansell AGM:
October 17, 2011

Australian Shareholders' Association AGM:
May 18, 2011

Santos AGM:
May 5, 2011

2010 (total 37)

Incitec Pivot AGM December 21, 2010 - listen to audio

Orica AGM
December 16, 2010 - listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Ten Network AGM December 9, 2010 - listen to audio, read transcripts, see Mayne Report

Telstra AGM November 19, 2010 - listen to audio, watch video, read transcripts, see Mayne Report

Woolworths AGM November 18, 2010 - listen to audio, see campaign speech that was left behind, read transcripts, see Crikey, see Mayne Report

Fairfax AGM November 11, 2010 - listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Computershare AGM
November 10, 2010 - see Mayne Report

Leighton AGM November 4, 2010 - listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Prime Infrastructure AGM November 4, 2010 - see Mayne Report

Bendigo Adelaide Bank AGM
November 3, 2010 - listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Tatts AGM October 29, 2010 - listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Newcrest AGM October 28, 2010 - listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Reece
AGM October 28, 2010 - listen to audio, read transcript, see Mayne Report

Leising & Living Australia
October 27, 2010 - see Subscriber edition

Asciano AGM
October 27, 2010 - listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Transurban AGM
October 26, 2010 - listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Tabcorp AGM October 25, 2010 - listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Pacific Brands AGM October 25, 2010 - read summary, see Mayne Report

Amcor AGM October 21, 2010 - listen to audio, see Mayne Report, read transcript

News Corp NY AGM October 15, 2010 - listen to audio, read Transcript, see Mayne Report AGM preview, and Subscriber edition sent out following up AGM, follow up Mayne Report.

CSL AGM October 13, 2010 - listen to audio, read Transcript, see Mayne Report

JB Hi Fi AGM October 13, 2010 - listen to audio, read Transcript, see Mayne Report, see Lateline Business story transcript, and video, read Mayne Report

AFIC October 4, 2010 - listen to audio, read Transcript, see Mayne Report

SP Ausnet AGM July 14, 2010 - listen to audio, read Transcript, see Mayne Report

James Hardie EGM May 28, 2010 - listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Macquarie Airports
AGM May 27, 2010 - listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Westfield AGM May 27, 2010 - listen to audio, watch video, see businessday.com.au, see Mayne Report

Rio Tinto
AGM May 26, 2010 - listen to audio, see Crikey, see Mayne Report

Adelaide Brighton
AGM May 19, 2010 - listen to audio, see Mayne Report

OZ Minerals AGM May 19, 2010 - listen to audio, see Mayne Report

AXA Asia Pacific AGM May 18, 2010 - listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Wallace Absolute Return AGM May 17, 2010 - listen to audio, see Mayne Report

GPT Group AGM
May 10, 2010 - listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Alumina AGM
May 7, 2010 - listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Seven Network EGM
April 20, 2010 - listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Alinta Energy EGM
February 23, 2010 - listen to audio.

ING Real Estate Entertainment Fund
February 23, 2010 - listen to audio

This capped off 285 AGMs for the decade but only 93 whilst owned Crikey.

2009 (total 41)

AWB December 23 2009 - listen to audio, see Mayne Report

ANZ
December 18 2009 - listen to audio, see Mayne Report

National Australia Bank
December 17 2009 - watch video, see Mayne Report

Ten Network
December 10 2009 - listen to audio, see Mayne Report

David Jones November 30 2009 - listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Seek
November 30 2009 - listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Woolworths November 26 2009 - listen to audio, watch video, see Mayne Report

REA Group November 25 2009 - listen to audio, see Mayne Report



Clive Peeters November 20 2009 - listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Hansen Technologies
November 18 2009 - listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Centro Properties November 17 2009 - listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Rams Group
November 12 2009 - listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Treasury Group
November 12 2009 - listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Fairfax Media
, November 10 2009 - see package of highlights

Seven Network November 9 2009 - listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Atlas Iron November 6 2009 - listen to audio, see Mayne Report


IMF November 6 2009 - listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Cazaly Resources November 6 2009 - listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Western Areas
November 6 2009 - listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Transfield Services
November 4 2009 - listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Telstra
November 4 2009 - listen to audio, watch video, see Mayne Report

Crown October 28 2009 - listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Consolidated Media October 28 2009 - listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Transurban
October 27 2009 - listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Asciano October 23 2009
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Reece October 22 2009
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Pacific Brands
October 20, 2009
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report

JB Hi Fi AGM October 14, 2009
Listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Macquarie Group
July 29, 2009
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Asciano EGM
July 22, 2009
- listen to audio, see Business Day article, see Mayne Report

GPT AGM May 25, 2009
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report

AMP AGM May 14, 2009
- listen to audio, watch video, see Mayne Report, read transcript

Alumina AGM May 7, 2009
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report

AXA Asia Pacific AGM May 6, 2009
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Spark Infrastructure AGM
April 27, 2009
- listen to audio

Caltex AGM
April 23, 2009
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Bell Financial Group AGM
April 22, 2009
- listen to audio

Rio Tinto AGM
April 20, 2009
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report, see Business Day article

QBE AGM
April 8, 2009
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report

CFS Retail EGM
April 7, 2009
-listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Timbercorp
February 27, 2009
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report

2008 (total 68)

Collingwood Football Club December 17, 2008
- see Mayne report, listen to audio

Nufarm
December 5, 2008
- see Mayne report, listen to audio

Centro Property Group November 28, 2008
- see Mayne report, listen to audio

BHP Billiton
November 27, 2008
- see Mayne report, listen to audio

Centro Retail November 27, 2008
- see Mayne report, listen to audio

REA Group November 25, 208
- listen to audio, see Mayne report



Symex Holdings November 20, 2008
- see Mayne report, listen to audio

Costa Exchange November 21, 2008
- see Mayne report, listen to audio

Telstra November 21, 2008
- see Mayne report, listen to audio

Tatts Group November 19, 2008
- see Mayne report, listen to audio

IOOF
November 19, 2008
- see Mayne report, listen to audio

AED
November 19, 2008
- see Mayne report, listen to audio

Slater & Gordon
November 14, 2008
- see Mayne report, listen to audio

Babcock & Brown Power November 7, 2008
- see Mayne report, listen to audio

Allco November 6, 2008
- see Mayne report

Babcock & Brown Infrastructure
November 5, 2008
- listen to audio, see Mayne report

Toll Holdings
October 30, 2008
- listen to audio , see Mayne report, also, check out the media coverage.

Macquarie Media
October 29, 2008
- listen to audio, see Mayne report

CMH October 28, 2008
- listen to audio, see Mayne report

Crown October 28, 2008
- listen to audio, see Mayne report

Transurban October 27, 2008
- see Mayne report

Amalgamated Holdings
October 24, 2008
- listen to audio, see Mayne report



GPT October 23, 2008
-see Mayne report

Amcor
October 23, 2008
- see Mayne report

Tabcorp
October 23, 2008
- check out the package of highlights

Boral
October 22, 2008
- listen to audio, see Mayne report

Reece October 22, 2008
- listen to audio, see Mayne report

Asciano
October 22, 2008
- check out the package of highlights

PacBrands October 21, 2008
- check out the package of highlights

AUI
: October 15, 2008
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report

AFIC September 29,2008
- check out the package of highlights

ASX September 24, 2008
- check out the package of highlights

AMCIL
September 22, 2008
- listen to all the audio

Incited Pivot EGM
September 5, 2008
- listen to audio, see Mayne report.

AWB EGM August 21, 2008
- check out the package of highlights

James Hardie August 20, 2008
-check out the package of highlights

Macquarie Capital August 20, 2008

Macquarie Bank
July 23, 2008
- check out the package of highlights

Village Roadshow EGM
July 18, 2008
- check out the package of highlights

Lion Selection June 23, 2008
- see Mayne report.

Babcock and Brown
May 30, 2008
- check out the package of highlights.

Everest Babcock and Brown
May 29, 2008
- check out the package of highlights.

Austar
May 29, 2008
- check out the package of highlights.

Westfield
May 23, 2008
- see package of highlights.

Macquarie Airports May 22, 2008
- see package of highlights.

Bell Financial
May 16, 2008
- listen to audio, see Mayne report.

Alumina May 1, 2008
Elected to Alumina board on show of hands but defeated in poll - see package of highlights.

Iress Market Technology April 30, 2008
- watch video, see Mayne report.

Rio Tinto April 24, 2008
- see package of highlights.

WA News April 23, 2008
-see package of highlights.



Oxiana Resources April 17, 2008
Lively debate and plenty of laughs trying to get Owen Hegarty up as CEO of the combined company after Zinifex merger - see package of highlights.

Axa Asia Pacific
April 16, 2008
Had several cracking exchanges and landed a few hits on some of the time-serving has beens on the board - see package of highlights.

MFS EGM
Mar 28, 2008
I've been to some strange shareholder meetings over the past decade, but this MFS EGM was completely unprecedented on a number of levels - see package of highlights.

Timbercorp Feb 21, 2008
This was one of the best ever in terms of quality debate from a range of shareholders - see package of highlights.

AWB Feb 13, 2008
A major victory for good governance that will see the company established on a normal commercial footing before the end of the year - listen audio, see Mayne Report.

Timbercorp Feb 21, 2008
This was one of the best ever in terms of quality debate from a range of shareholders - listen audio, see Mayne report.

MFS EGM Mar 28, 2008
I've been to some strange shareholder meetings over the past decade, but this MFS EGM was completely unprecedented on a number of levels - see Mayne report, listen to audio.

Axa Asia Pacific
April 16, 2008
Had several cracking exchanges and landed a few hits on some of the time-serving has beens on the board - listen to edited audio of Why Paul "Centro" Cooper should quit Axa board and Time for chairman Rick Allert to retire, see Mayne Report.

Oxiana Resources April 17, 2008
Lively debate with much mirth and received rapturous applause for the push supporting Owen Hegarty as the CEO of the merged company - listen to audio, see Mayne Report.

WA News April 23, 2008
- See Mayne report on Kerry Stokes getting vanquished in WA News showdown. Listen to Kerry Stokes WA News campaign speech - full audio. And listen to this bunfight with Kerry Stokes over editorial independence. Also, see two Crikey stories - 1, 2.

Rio Tinto April 24, 2008
- see Mayne report 1, Mayne report 2 and listen to the our exchanges at the AGM and 2 shareholders feedback to our exchanges at the AGM.

Iress Market Technology April 30, 2008
- see Mayne report.

Alumina May 1, 2008
Elected to Alumina board on show of hands but defeated in poll. - Listen to the campaign speech audio, read Mayne report.

Bell Financial
May 16, 2008
- listen to audio, see Mayne report.

Macquarie Airports May 22, 2008
- listen to Question about their performance fee and Why hide in dodgy Bermuda?,see Crikey story.

Westfield
May 23, 2008
- listen to audio, see Mayne report.

Austar May 29, 2008
- listen to audio.

Everest Babcock and Brown
May 29, 2008
- listen to audio.

Babcock and Brown May 30, 2008
- listen to audio.

2007 (total 43)

AFIC
Oct 2, 2007
Queries for doyen investor Bruce Teele - see Crikey report

Allco Finance Group AGM Oct 25, 2007
Sparked some lively debate with the related party transaction kings - click here to listen to audio

Allco Finance Group EGM
Dec 12, 2007
Controversial Rubicon deal approved but still plenty of good debate - see Mayne report

Alumina April 27, 2007
Another crack at the post office box company and its lunch club board - see Crikey report

APN News & Media (EGM)
May 25, 2007
The day private equity failed again - see Crikey report

AXA
April 19, 2007
Always fun to test the French parent and chairman Rick Allert - see Crikey report

Australia United Investment
Oct 11, 2007
Some interesting exchanges with the plummy Charles Goode - click here to listen to audio

Austar
May 31, 2007
Stretched the AGM out beyond an hour - see Crikey report

AWB
Feb 22 2007
Gave the board a thoroughly deserved bollocking - see Crikey report

Babcock & Brown May 25 2007
Clashed with APN private equity vote so had to dash after a couple of questions

Coles EGM Nov 6 2007
A sad day for Melbourne after years of management and board blunders - listen to the spray and then a eulogy: audio 1, audio 2

Everest Babcock & Brown (EGM) Mar 23, 2007
Approval of capital raising and a chance to quiz CEO and young Rich Lister Jeremy Reid

Fortescue Metals Nov 8, 2007
Some fascinating exchanges with Andrew Forrest and his board - see Mayne Report

Gunns
22 Nov 2007
AGM aborted prematurely, extraordinary stuff - see Mayne report, Crikey report

HFA Holdings Dec 14, 2007
Spencer Young was quite impressive - see Mayne Report

Hutchison May 4, 2007
Billions of losses and sagging shares - see Crikey report

Incitec Pivot Dec 20, 2007
Called for Centro chairman Brian Healey to quit

Indophil Resources May 1, 2007
Bullish update on Asian mines complete with a CEO moan about the share price

James Hardie (EGM) Feb 7, 2007
The day the asbestos deal was finally approved - see Crikey report

Macquarie Bank AGM July 4, 2007
Plenty of lively debate about pay, defamation, asset sales and the like - see Crikey report

Macquarie Bank (EGM)
Oct 30, 2007
New structure was approved - listen to audio.

Macquarie Radio Nov 16, 2007
Great fun spraying Alan Jones - see Crikey report

Magellan Financial Group (EGM)
March 22, 2007
Family ended up making $25,000 from information gathered attending this one - see Crikey report

Melbourne IT May 22, 2007
Performing well, so suggested CEO was underpaid

MFS Nov 6, 2007
Welcoming the Kooyong Colt to a public company chair - see Crikey report

Mitchell Communications (EGM) March 30, 2007
Backdoor listing of Mitchell & Partners through emitch approved

NAB (Adelaide) Jan 31, 2007
Big turn up in the city of churches and chairman Michael Chaney handled it well

News Corporation New York Oct 19, 2007
A great result with $5 billion backing proposal to end gerrymander - see Mayne Report Murdoch Democracy section

Nexus Energy (EGM) Aug 28, 2007
More share issues approved and some protest over pay issues

Oceana Gold June 8, 2007
Approved restructure to list on Canadian exchange

Orica Dec 21, 2007
Diverse debate including private equity and Incitec Pivot sale - listen to edited audio.

Oxiana May 2, 2007
Another bullish performance from hyper-ventilating Owen Hegarty - see Crikey report

PBL Nov 23, 2007
Managing to really annoy James Packer with eulogy to media and sledge of casinos - see Crikey report

Perpetual
Nov 1, 2007
Quite an ambush over its status as the largest shareholder in Gunns - see Crikey report

Promina (EGM) March 5, 2007
Takeover by Promina achieved, but chairman Leo Tutt very unimpressive - see Crikey report

Qantas
Nov 14, 2007
Board copped a thoroughly deserved spray over private equity bid - see Mayne report , see Crikey report

Repco (EGM) April 3, 2007
Appallingly managed and now swallowed by private equity - see Crikey report

Rio Tinto
Sept 28, 2007
Approving the Alcan takeover and waving the Aussie flag - see Crikey report

Smorgon Steel (EGM) July 31, 2007
Another sad farewell to a Melbourne company after Onesteel merger

SP Ausnet July 17, 2007
Gave the Singaporeans a solid workout.

Sunraysia Television (EGM) June 8, 2007
Eva Presser ran this one like a private board meeting - see Crikey report

The Reject Shop Oct 10, 2007
Performing well so no issues of concern.

West Australian Newspapers Nov 9, 2007
Really stuck it to the board but lost election - see Mayne report , see Crikey report

Zinifex (EGM) July 26, 2007
Disposal of smelters approved, debate over "doing a James Hardie" - see Crikey report

2006 (total 23)

ABC Learning (EGM) June 7, 2006
CEO Eddie Groves was particularly unhelpful - see Crikey report

Alumina April 27, 2006
The directors lunch club for this post box company continues - see Crikey report

AMP May 19, 2006
A solid exchange as AMP recovered from near bankruptcy - see Crikey report

Aristocrat Leisure May 2, 2006
Held at Star City and some lively debate over accounts and problem gambling - see Crikey report

AXA April 12, 2006
Would have been a dead AGM but for our questions - see Crikey report

Australian Energy March 30, 2006
Takeover by Queensland Government utility approved - see Crikey report

Babcock & Brown May 26, 2006
Chairman James Babcock left it all to his deputy Elisabeth Nosworthy - see Crikey report.

Central Equity (EGM) May 8, 2006
These private Melbourne developers finally take the company private

Funtastic (EGM) Dec 20, 2006
Deal with ABC Learning cemented - see Crikey report

GPT April 18, 2006
Did they go weak at the knees dealing with billionaires - see Crikey report

Macquarie Bank July 20, 2006
Failed in board tilt but polled okay - see Crikey reports

Melbourne IT May 23, 2006
Performing well but still asked several questions

Nexus Energy (EGM) May 19, 2006
Share issues approved as takeover battle with Anzon hotted up

Oxiana April 20, 2006
Remuneration report almost defeated but they refused to explain why for two months - see Crikey report

PBL Oct 26, 2006
Generated more news stories than any other AGM - see Crikey report.

Rio Tinto May 4, 2006
The day a mining giant was humbled by its shareholders - see Crikey report

SFE Corp AGM May 2, 2006
Low key affair ahead of the ASX merger EGM

Seek Oct 31, 2006
The first AGM and we were the only shareholder asking questions - see Crikey report.

STW Holdings May 24, 2006
The usual knockabout debate in Singo's bar


Tabcorp Nov 27, 2006
Incentives rolled and Gabi Byrne board tilt - see Crikey report

Tattersall's Nov 30, 2006
Backed Linda Hancock board tilt

Transurban Oct 23, 2006
Playing the Bermuda card - see Crikey report

Woolworths Nov 24, 2006
Ran for board at AGM held on eve of Victoria election but only polled 3% and couldn't make meeting - see Crikey preview

2005 (total 12)

Alumina
April 27, 2005
Continued campaign against overpaid, underworked board - see Crikey report

Babcock & Brown May 26, 2005
First AGM for the Macquarie Mini Me and we gave them a solid work out - see Crikey report

Gunns (candidate) Oct 27, 2005
Disappointing vote but had a victory when John Gay submitted himself for election in 2006 - see Crikey report.

John Fairfax Nov 18, 2005
Ran for the board and the lights went out - see Crikey report

IOOF Nov 15, 2005
They refused to disclose fund manager salaries

Macquarie Bank July 28, 2005
Raised a range of issues but didn't land a major blow - see Crikey reports

Macquarie Leisure Nov 28, 2005
Fairly unevenful, although raised some issues for Anne Keating

News Corp, New York, Oct 21, 2005
First trip to New York to take on Rupert - see Crikey special edition

Primelife Nov 28, 2005
Plenty of challenges for Ron Walker and Robert de Crespigny

RACV Nov 16, 2005
RACV AGM after failed board tilt - see Crikey report

STW Holdings May 30, 2005
The last encounter with John Singleton in the bar - see Crikey report

Yarra Valley Pre-School Nov 24, 2005
Elected President of the old kinder - see Crikey report

2004 (just 1 and the last of 93 attended whilst owning Crikey.com)


News Corp Oct 26, 2004
The day Rupert quit Australia - see Crikey report

2003 (total 11)

Adelaide Bank
Oct 24, 2003
Flown over by Nick Xenophon who generated plenty of press - see Crikey report

Alumina May 2, 2003
Post-box company which overpays directors - see Crikey report

AMP (candidate) May 15, 2003
Disappointing result after $10bn was lost in UK - see Crikey reports and results

BHP-Billiton
Melbourne, Nov 13, 2003
Tag team effort with Andrew Denton - see Crikey report

Foster's Oct 27, 2003
Australia's most sinful company copped plenty at Crown AGM - see Crikey report

Globe International
Oct 29, 2003
The Hill brothers seemed very reluctant to engage - see Crikey report

Gunns
(EGM) Aug 26, 2003
Greenies gunned down - see Crikey report

News Corporation
Oct 15, 2003
The day Rupert was rolled and decided to leave Australia - see Crikey report

OneSteel Nov 17, 2003
A quick couple of questions for chairman Peter Smedley then did a runner

Premier Investments Nov 5, 2003
A lively battle with chairman Sir Ron Brierley - see Crikey report

WMC Resources May 2, 2003
Gave retiring chairman Ian Burgess a huge spray - see Crikey report

2002 (total 13)

Australian Shareholders Association
Sydney, April 19, 2002
Encouraged them to get more aggressive - see Crikey report

Austrim Nylex Oct 29, 2002
Kerry Stokes has dropped $50 million in this struggling company - see Crikey report

Coles Myer Melbourne Park, Nov 20, 2002
Solly Lew booted off the board - see Crikey report

BHP-Billiton Melbourne Concert Hall, Nov 4, 2002
Notorious Cup Eve special - see Crikey report

Foster's Oct 28, 2002

News Corp (candidate) Adelaide, Oct 9, 2002
Round four with Rupert and almost elected from floor - see Crikey report, Lateline interview

Bluescope Steel Melbourne Concert Hall, Nov 18, 2002
Changed name from BHP Steel

Data & Commerce Ltd Melbourne, Nov 22, 2002
Kennett show down - see Crikey report

Globe International
Port Melbourne, Oct 31, 2002
The founding Hill brothers were very reticent and no-one else asked questions

Mayne Group Nov 12, 2002
The first post-Smedley AGM - see Crikey report

Melbourne Press Club June 28, 2002
Failed tilt at committee targeting Steve Price's lawyers - see Crikey report

National Australia Bank
Dec 19, 2002
Put some pressure on after the Homeside debacle - see Crikey report

Toll Holdings Melbourne, October 3, 2002
Taking it to Toll - see Crikey report

2001 (total 21)

Austereo Nov 8, 2001
Asked about Boost Juice advertising contra

AMP Sydney Convention Centre, May 17, 2001
Chairman Stan Wallis was very defensive

ANZ
Sydney, Dec 14, 2001
Big attack on director John Dahlsen given ongoing defamation battles with Steve Price

Austar May 21, 2001

AXA (candidate) Feb 15, 2001
Polled poorly given French parent but mounted a strong argument - see campaign pitch from Crikey

BATA Apr 30, 2001
The last tobacco share holder meeting in Australia- see Crikey report

BHP (EGM) Melbourne Concert Hall, May 18, 2001
Big merger vote - see Crikey report

Brambles July 26, 2001
Don Argus donnybrook at Brambles - see Crikey report

Computershare Nov 8, 2001
CEO Chris Morris was a bit snakey

Essendon Football Club
Dec 20, 2001
Gained access as someone else - see Crikey report

Mayne Nickless Nov 13, 2001
Another drone-fest from chairman Mark Rayner

News Corp Adelaide, Oct 10, 2001
Round three with Rupert - see Crikey report and special Falun Gong piece

Orica Dec 19, 2001
Copped plenty despite big promises from new CEO Malcolm Broomhead - see Crikey report

Richmond Football Club
Jan 25, 2001
Quite an interesting experience even though board tilt never materialised - see Crikey report.

Rio Tinto April 27, 2001
Dominated by unions and green groups

Save Albert Park
Sept 5, 2001
Never been a fan of the Grand Prix - see Crikey report

Seven Network Docklands, Oct 26, 2001
Kerry Stokes was very friendly

Smorgon Steel Melbourne, Dec 10, 2001
Laurie Cox as chair

Southern Cross Broadcasting
South Melbourne, Nov 1, 2001
Gave chairman John Dahlsen a spray as Steve Price defamation battle rolled on

Spotless (candidate) Melbourne, Nov 14, 2001
This was the toughest notice of meeting every produced against a board tilt

STW Holdings
May 4, 2001
Sticking it to John "Singo" Singleton - see Crikey report

Ten Network
Dec 5, 2001
- see Crikey report

2000 (total 44)

75. AGL, Melbourne, Oct 15, 2000
Ray Proudley tilt and wore the foam suit - see Crikey report

74. AMP (candidate) Melbourne, May 18, 2000
First ever board tilt - see Crikey report, see voting results


73. ASX (candidate) Sydney, Oct 23, 2000
Invited to speak at the lecturn when running as a candidate.

72. Australand Dec 22, 2000
Lively debate about political donations.

71. Boral
Nov 13, 2000
Timed well with One-tel meeting.

70. Cable & Wireless Optus August 17, 2000
UK parent meant board tilt failed miserably

69. Central Equity, Melbourne, Oct 28, 2000
Flew up to Sydney for Lend Lease that night, so first time ever attended AGMs on the same day in two cities - see Crikey report

68. CDS Technologies Nov 22, 2000
Andrew Kroger and then Telstra chairman Bob Mansfield both fronted on the Mornington Peninsula

67. Challenger Financial Services Nov 23, 2000, Sydney
James Packer didn't show and Bill Ireland performed okay

66. Commonwealth Bank (candidate) Melbourne, Oct 26, 2000
Did flyers out the front and received surprisingly strong vote.

65. CSL Melbourne, Oct 18, 2000
A rare meeting at Melbourne Park which CSL still favours to this day given chair Brian McNamee's connection to tennis.

64. David Jones (candidate) Sydney, Dec 11 2000
Held at the Wesley Centre and Alan Kohler used this to produce piece for The 7.30 Report - see Crikey report

63. Delta Gold Nov 23, 2000
The debate is usually better when things go bad and this was a classic in Sydney with great debate.

62. Ecorp Nov 3, 2000
Kerry Packer's dotcom boom play

61. Fairfax Oct 27, 2000
Pointing out the Fairfax mogul stooges - see Crikey report

60. Harvey Norman Nov 21, 2000
Interrupting Gerry Harvey for the first time - see Crikey report

59. HIH Insurance Sydney (Redfern), Dec 15, 2000
The famous Friday Redfern effort from a failing insurer which subsequently collapsed. The 4pm start time was provocative and Geoffrey Cohen was the chair. No Ray Williams but Rodney Adler was combative.

58. Keycorp Dec 12, 2000

57. King Island Cheese Nov 22, 2000
A very pleasant affair at the Port Melbourne Yacht with lovely cheese and wine. Chatted with ASA's John Curry.

56. Lend Lease EGM Sydney Aug 18, 2000
Approval of buy-back after sale of MLC to NAB - Robert Gottliebsen addressed shareholders

55. Lend Lease AGM Sydney, Nov 2, 2000
The Fox Studios gala farewell for Stuart Hornery which was well attended but over the top top. Lend Lease subsequently went into decline.

54. Lion Nathan Dec 19, 2000
Sparring with Douglas Myers - see Crikey report

53. MYOB Melbourne, Apr 27, 2000
Took Paula into the burbs for this one as the dotcom crash beckoned.

52. News Corp Adelaide, Oct 18, 2000
Round two with Rupert - see Crikey report

51. National Australia Bank (candidate) Melbourne, Dec 17, 2000
Ambushed when chair Mark Rayner invested me to speak at the very start of the meeting without any warning.

50. NRMA Insurance (candidate) Sydney, Nov 28, 2000
Shafted with the proxies by Whitlam (see Crikey report) and How we saved IAG $300 million - see Crikey report

49. OneTel Nov 13, 2000
The last chance to grill the boys before it collapsed. Jodee Rich gloated about quality of reception in Double Bay and shareholders were taken on a tour of the call centre.

48. Orica Dec 21, 2000
Right at the depths of despair for chemicals giant - see Crikey report

47. Pacifica Melbourne, May 10, 2000
Former BHP chairman Jerry Ellis made security door warning.

46. Pasminco
Oct 25, 2000
The last AGM before it went broke, held at Jeff's Shed.

45. Phoneware Nov 15, 2000
Chaired by Pratt son-in-law Michael Napthali but long gone now

44. PBL Oct 27, 2000
The day in 2000 when Kerry Packer took offence - see Crikey report

43. Pineapplehead Nov 15, 2000
Stan Wallis damaged himself fronting his son-in-law's awful company. Meeting was at the MCG.

42. Qantas Sydney, Nov 16, 2000
Margaret Jackson said she was a better chairman for past failures as audit committee chair at BHP and Pacific Dunlop when big losses were posted.

41. Seven Network Nov 17, 2000
Kerry Stokes claimed to like questions

Solution 6 Nov 29, 2000

40. Spotless Melbourne, Mar 3, 2000
Out to Leonda. Board was very combative against director nomination.

39. Telstra (candidate) Melbourne, Nov 17, 2000

38. Tempo Services Nov 21, 2000

37. Westfield Holdings (candidate) Sydney, May 4, 2000
Very hostile reception from Frank Lowy

36. Westpac Dec 15, 2000
The same day as the last HIH AGM

35. WMC 19 April, 2000
Hit Hugh Morgan with some hard hitting questions

34. Woolworths
(candidate) Sydney Town Hall, Nov 20, 2000
Almost elected - see Crikey report

33. Yates Nov 29, 2000
Gave it to bumbling chairman Stan Howard, John's brother

1999 (total 12)

32. Centaur Mining

Was amusing because my then flat mate was at the AGM with Joe Gutnick as a Corporate Treasurer.

31. Commonwealth Bank Sydney, Oct 28, 1999
Chairman Tim Besley accused of defamation for raising piggery questions - see jeffed.com report

30. Fairfax Melbourne, Nov 18, 1999
Craig Sherborne from The Eye asked questions as my proxy



29. HIH Insurance Sydney, Nov 19, 1999
Second last HIH AGM

28. Hudson Conway, Dec 20, 1999
The last public company meeting for Lloyd Williams and his mates - see jeffed.com report

27. News Corp
Adelaide, Nov 3, 1999
14 questions over 40 minutes with Rupert - see jeffed.com report, listen to story on PM

26. OneTel Sydney, Oct 22, 1999
James Packer said questions on share sales fair enough

25. Pacific Dunlop Nov 3, 1999
Then chairman John Ralph still defending the empire

24. PBL Sydney, Oct 26, 1999
Straight after the Packer wedding - see Jeffed.com report

23. Southern Cross Broadcasting Melbourne, Nov 5 1999
Prompted big Steve Price on-air attack

22. Tabcorp Nov 10, 1999
More lively battles with a favourite target - see Jeffed.com report

21. Westfield Holdings Sydney, Nov 11 1999
Dramatic round two with Frank Lowy - see cracking Jeffed.com report

1998 (total 20)

20. David Jones Sydney, Nov 23, 1998
Chairman wrote letter about bad food later - see Daily Telegraph reports

19. Davids Holdings Sydney, Nov 23, 1998
The South Africans were a bit tetchy - see Daily Telegraph report

18. FAI Sydney, Nov 18, 1998
Last meeting before HIH takeover

17. Hoyts Sydney, Nov 18, 1998
Chance to quiz chairman David Gonski in a cinema

16. Infrastructure Trust of Australia (now Macquarie Infrastructure Group) Sydney, Nov 13, 1998
A voluntary information meeting - see Daily Telegraph report

15. Goodman Fielder, Sydney, Nov 13, 1998
Plenty of foodies on the board but not much performance - see Daily Telegraph report

14. Westfield Holdings Sydney, Nov 12, 1998
Frank Lowy launched blistering attack - see Daily Telegraph report

13. Mirvac Sydney, Nov 11, 1998
The performance has turned around since then - see Daily Telegraph report

12. Aristocrat Leisure, Sydney, Nov 10, 1998
Frank Burke promised to take Las Vegas - see Daily Telegraph report

11. John Fairfax Sydney, Nov 6, 1998
Jack Tilburn went bananas and chairman Brian Powers very combative - see Daily Telegraph reports

10. Commonwealth Bank Melbourne, Oct 29, 1998
Q
uestions on infrastructure losses made front page of The AFR - see two stories in The Daily Telegraph

9. Australian Hospital Care Melbourne, Oct 29, 1998
Chairman Laurie Willett struggles, met Allan Myers QC

8. Pasminco Melbourne, Oct 28, 1998
Chairman Mark Rayner droned on - see Daily Telegraph report

7. Tabcorp Melbourne, Oct 27, 1998
Was berated by an old digger for asking too many questions - see Daily Telegraph reports

6. Foster's Brewing, Melbourne, Oct 26, 1998
Raised questions about pokies - see two Daily Telegraph reports

5. Seven Network Melbourne, Oct 23, 1998
Julian Mounter fell off the stage - see Daily Telegraph reports

4. Centaur Mining Melbourne, Oct 21, 1998
Twenty questions for Joe Gutnick - see Daily Telegraph report

3. Austrim Melbourne, Oct 21, 1999
Alan Jackson lost his cool when asked about selling shares - see Daily Telegraph report

2. Australian Infrastructure Fund Melbourne, Oct 21, 1998
Mike Fitzpatrick defended big management fees - see Daily Telegraph report

1. ERA Sydney, Oct 15, 1998
First time spoke at an AGM - see Daily Telegraph reports

Total for the 1990s: 32
Total during 5 years running Crikey from Feb 2000 until March 2005 was: 83

Annual break down

2022:
27 in the first six months for total of 588
2021: 70 for a total 561.

136 in decade from 2011-20 bringing the total to 492

2020:
30
2019: 18
2018: 10
2017: 5
2016: 6
2015: 14
2014: 20
2013: 12
2012: 8
2011: 14

212 in first 5 years after Crikey

2010:
37
2009: 41
2008: 68
2007: 43
2006: 23

111 in 5 years was running Crikey

2005:
12
2004: 1
2003: 11
2002: 24
2001: 21
2000: 42

32 before 2000

1999: 12
1998: 20