Melbana Energy Limited Annual Report 2022

Non-Executive Directors’ remuneration Fees and payments to Non-Executive Directors reflect the demands and responsibilities of their role. Non-Executive Directors’ fees and payments are reviewed annually by the Remuneration and Nomination Committee. The Remuneration and Nomination Committee receives independent market data when undertaking this annual review process. The Remuneration and Nomination Committee may, from time to time, receive advice from independent remuneration consultants to ensure Non-Executive Directors’ fees and payments are appropriate and in line with the market. The Remuneration and Nomination Committee did not use the services of a remuneration consultant during the year. The Chairman’s fees are determined independently to the fees of other Non-Executive Directors based on comparative roles in the external market. The Chairman is not present at any discussions relating to the determination of his own remuneration. The 4th edition of the Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations released by the ASX Corporate Governance Council (Council) specifies that it is generally acceptable for Non-Executive Directors to receive securities as part of their remuneration to align their interest with the interests of other security holders, however Non-Executive Directors should not receive performance-based remuneration as it may lead to bias in their decision making and compromise their objectivity. Generally Non-Executive directors do not receive performance-based bonuses and/or other incentives and prior shareholder approval is required to participate in any issue of equity. The Board has determined that Non-Executive Directors will be entitled to charge the Consolidated Entity at a rate of $1,200 per day unless that non-executive director is serving in the capacity of Technical Director in which case the rate would be $2,000 per day. These rates apply for any work performed in excess of five days per calendar month and subject to receiving the prior approval of the Executive Chairman. The Constitution and the ASX listing rules specify that the aggregate remuneration of Non-Executive Directors shall be determined from time to time by a general meeting. The most recent determination was at the Annual General Meeting held on 18 November 2010, where the shareholders approved a maximum annual aggregate remuneration of $500,000. The combined payment to all Non-Executive Directors does not exceed this aggregate amount. Executive remuneration The Consolidated Entity aims to reward executives based on their position and responsibility, with a level and mix of remuneration which has both fixed and variable components. The executive remuneration and reward framework has the following components: – Fixed remuneration – Variable remuneration consisting of Short-Term Incentive (STI) and Long-Term Incentive (LTI). The combination of these comprises the executive’s total remuneration. The mix between fixed and variable remuneration is established for the executive by the Remuneration and Nomination Committee. Fixed remuneration, consisting of base salary, superannuation and non-monetary benefits, are reviewed annually by the Nomination and Remuneration Committee based on individual and business unit performance, the overall performance of the Consolidated Entity and comparable market remunerations. Executives may receive their fixed remuneration in the form of cash or other fringe benefits (for example motor vehicle benefits) where it does not create any additional costs to the Consolidated Entity and provides additional value to the executive. Fixed remuneration is reviewed annually by the Remuneration and Nomination Committee and, where appropriate, external advice on policies and practices. As noted above, the Remuneration and Nomination Committee has access to external advice independent of management. The STI program is designed to align the targets of the business units with the performance hurdles of executives. STI payments are granted to executives based on specific annual targets and key performance indicators (KPI) being achieved. KPIs include share price performance, safe execution of the Company’s projects, business development and organisational management. The LTI comprised of options and/or performance rights awarded to executives and vest conditional upon the recipient meeting service objectives and share price hurdles. Consolidated Entity performance and link to remuneration Remuneration for certain executives granted options or performance rights is linked to the performance of the Consolidated Entity, as an improvement in the Company’s share price will correspondingly increase the benefits to the executive. This will align the interests of the executive and the shareholders. Refer to the section “Additional information” below for details of the earnings and share price movements for the last five years. Remuneration Report (audited) continued 16 Melbana Energy Limited Annual Report 2022