1. Did any of the 5 main proxy advisers - ACSI, Ownership Matters, Glass Lewis, ISS and ASA - recommend a vote against any of today's resolutions? Which of the proxy advisers are covering us and have there been any material proxy protest vote? Also, why not disclose the proxies to the ASX with the formal addresses like others now do?
Answer: was handled by the company secretary who said all 5 were engaged and recommending in favour - watch video via Twitter.
2. Could Fiona Murdoch, who joined the board a year ago and today's newest director, Evan Moorhouse, comment on the recruitment process that led to their appointments to the board. Was a head hunter involved, did the full board interview both candidates and did they interview any other candidates? Did either Fiona or Evan know any of our existing directors before engaging with the recruitment process? Could the chair also comment on this.
Answer: chair Bob Vassie took this and handled it well, explaining that a recruiter was involved and the full board interviewed 4-5 candidates, although some of the directors knew the candidates as people who do good work in the mining industry are well known, especially in Perth. Watch video via Twitter.
3. Thank you for offering shareholders a hybrid AGM this year and will you commit to keep doing this in future years to maximise shareholder participation? Also, given the interesting discussions across a range of topics today, could the chair undertake to make an archived copy of the webcast plus a full transcript of proceedings available on the company's website? The likes of Nine, AGL, ASX, ANZ, Domino's and Lend Lease all produced their 1st AGM transcripts in 2021. Will you follow suit today? This is something IAG has been doing since 2003.
Answer: not asked.
There were also 4 hostile written questions to the auditor about some historical dispute over a $62 share transfer fee. Watch video via Twitter.
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