The Company's policy for determining the nature and amount of emoluments of Board members is as follows: Remuneration of Executive and Non –Executive Directors is reviewed annually by the Board. Remuneration packages are set at levels intended to attract and retain Directors and Executives capable of managing the Company's operations and adding value to the Company.
Non-Executive Directors receive fees which are determined by the Board within the aggregate limit set by the shareholders at a General Meeting. All Non-Executive Directors will receive remuneration by way of fees and receive no retirement benefits excluding statutory superannuation, if applicable. External professional advice will be sought to determine the level of Directors fees to ensure they are appropriate. The Board will determine the level of fees with reference to other comparable listed companies determined by size and nature of operations. Directors' fees should be set at a level to attract suitably qualified individuals to accept the responsibilities of a Directorship. The issue of options to non-executive directors is considered an appropriate method of providing sufficient incentive and reward whilst maintaining cash reserves.
The Executive Officer's remuneration is considered to properly reflect the person's duties and responsibilities, and takes account of remuneration levels across the sector.
Share and Option based remuneration
The Company may issue options to Executives as it is considered an appropriate method of providing sufficient incentive and reward whilst maintaining cash reserves. Participants in equity-based remuneration plans are not permitted to enter into any transactions that would limit the economic risk of options or other unvested entitlements.