This market is 15 times and care for the children in our centres. Busy Bees has a network of our earnings base and provide Our US strategy will also include 35 owned and 12 managed centres considerable opportunities further regional acquisitions. We will and operates an innovative voucher for amalgamation to continue also look to further consolidate our system through its client companies. We were faced While our recent expansion plans have up We have now addressed In February , we acquired The Company also reported an this issue and we now provide health 49 childcare centres in New Zealand earnings per share of 36 cents.
This helps to reduce staff Further expansion into the US our total number of centres in turnover, which in turn leads to greater We announced our largest acquisition New Zealand to over We expect there 12 years. Our acquisition strategy has provided As a company, we have an excellentscale, and importantly provides the track record of continued earnings peropportunity of enhanced choice of share growth and, building on this capitalcentres for our corporate partners.
rengreefiwor.cf During the course of the year,Capital Raising ABC Learning has continued toDuring the course of the year, our achieve outstanding progress. Temasek has an extensive history as asupportive, long-term investor and weare delighted to welcome them to ourshare register. While current research and is based on extensive research, best practice continue to focuses on the developmental theory Through hands-on sensory-oriented of multiple intelligences.
The curriculum educational practice in Australia. This early childhood curriculum.
The 28 Montessori Unlimited of Young Children, was designed byreading, writing, maths, science schools in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, La Petite Academy educationand social skills in a fun, hands-on Missouri, Oregon and Texas serve department experts. The program includes approximately 3, children. The students work in mixedcompany training facilities. Activities are planned based on the key interests and developmental stage of each child.
Bill holds a Bachelor of Economics Sallyanne Atkinson is a former Lord Le Neve assists in the development of and degree from the University of Queensland, Mayor of Brisbane, Australian Senior Trade oversees all early childhood philosophies, a Masters of Business Administration Commissioner to Paris, and Chairman of policies, practices and curricular in the degree from the University of Melbourne Queensland Tourism. She is a director of ABC Group. She is chairman care and educational programs for which Non-Executive Director of the Federal Ministerial Taskforce on we have received 17 industry awards.
Queensland State Government. Sallyanne holds a Bachelor of Arts degree groups, including Premier Early Learning David is well credentialed to provide from the University of Queensland. The Hon. Eddy has primary responsibility dollar projects around Australia. He Merrill Lynch and Potter Warburg.
He is a also provides industry acknowledged skills Martin has been a member of the former Federal Minister for Children and in acquisition strategy, centre location Commonwealth Child Care Advisory Youth Affairs, Community Services and and design, business development and Council, President of the Queensland the Parliamentary Secretary for Trade.
From left to right: The Hon. In determining what those high standards should involve, the Company has turned to 2. Board of Directors material professional adviser or a material consultant to 1. In governing the Company, the Directors must act 5. The Board currently has three so that it has effective composition, size and commitment independent Directors and four non-independent Directors.
However, as one of the founding Directors of independence of their decision-making and judgment. Non-Executive Directors can offer. Larry Anthony are all Non-Executive Directors.
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In addition the future before it appoints further Directors. Larry Anthony also meet the In general, the Board is responsible for, and has the authority following criteria for independence adopted by the Company. It is required to do all things that may be necessary to be done in order to carry out the objectives of the Company. Without intending to limit this general role of the Board, the — if requested by the Board, within seven days or such furtherprincipal functions and responsibilities of the Board include the period as may be permitted, take such necessary andfollowing.
Strategy Formulation: working with senior management to set 1.
Overseeing Planning Activities: overseeing the development of 1. Shareholder Liaison: promoting effective communications of the exercise of their duties and will not disclose non-public with shareholders through an appropriate communications information except where disclosure is authorised or legally policy and promoting participation at general meetings of the mandated. Information conveyed to new Directors include: occupational health and safety systems to promote the wellbeing of all employees. Delegation of Authority: delegating appropriate powers to the CEOs to enable the effective day-to-day management of the — formal policies on Director appointment as well as conduct Company and establishing and determining the powers and and contribution expectations; functions of the Committees of the Board.
Corporate Governance Statement — a synopsis of the current strategic direction of the Company — 30 days prior to the release by the Company of its annual including a copy of the current strategic plan and annual results to the ASX and concluding 2 days after such release. Unpublished price sensitive information is performance, all Directors are encouraged to undergo continual information regarding the Company, of which the market is not professional development. Notice of an intention to trade must be given prior to trading in the 1. Unless there is an exemption will be measured against both qualitative and quantitative under the Corporations Act from the requirement to obtain indicators.
The objective of this evaluation is to provide best shareholder approval for the related party transaction, the Board practice corporate governance to the Company. The Board underwent an independent review of its performance 1. The The Company respects the rights of its shareholders and to results of the review have been documented and considered by facilitate the effective exercise of those rights the Company is the Board.
Board Committees understandable information about the Company and 2. The Company also makes available a telephone number 2. Members are appointed by the Board from 1. Larry Anthony. The Audit Committee held four meetings throughout the year and details of attendance of the members of the Audit Committee arecontained in the following table. Larry Anthony2. Below is a summary of the role, composition and responsibilitiesof the Nomination and Remuneration Committee. Further details 2. The Nomination and Remuneration Committee held two 2.
Mrs Sallyanne Atkinson 2. The committee is also responsible forThe responsibilities for nominations include devising criteria for establishing polices on risk oversight and management. Board membership, reviewing the need for various skills and 2. The Company for its part is b Establishing that the Group has an effective risk management committed to providing clients, customers and consumers with system and that major risks to the Group are reported at least fair value.
Employment Practises c Receiving from management reports on all suspected and The Company endeavours to provide a safe workplace in actual frauds, thefts and breaches of laws. Responsibilities to the Community As part of the community the Company: 3. Company Code of Conduct As part of its commitment to recognising the legitimate interests — is committed to conducting its business in accordance of stakeholders, the Company has a Code of Conduct to with applicable environmental laws and regulations and guide compliance with legal and other obligations to legitimate encourages all employees to have regard for the environment stakeholders.
The Code includes the following: their local community; and — supports community charities. How the Company Complies with Legislation Affecting itsOperationsWithin Australia, the Company strives to comply with the spiritand the letter of all legislation affecting its operations.
OutsideAustralia, the Company will abide by local laws in all countriesin which it operates. How the Company Monitors Compliance with its CodeThe Board, management and all employees of the Companyare committed to implementing this Code of Conduct andeach individual is accountable for such compliance.
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