Under the Company’s Constitution, the Company indemnifies each current and former officer of the Group against certain liabilities and costs incurred by them as an officer of the Group. The Company also indemnifies each current and former officer of the Group against certain liabilities and costs incurred when the officer acts as an officer of another body corporate at the Company’s request and the liability or cost is incurred in that capacity. Neither indemnity extends to liabilities or costs from which the Company is prohibited from indemnifying current or former officers under the Act.
In addition, the Company has entered into Deeds of Access, Indemnity and Insurance with certain officers of the Group. Under those deeds, the Company agrees (among other things) to:
- indemnify the officer to the extent permitted by law and the Company’s Constitution;
- maintain a directors’ and officers’ insurance policy; and
- provide officers with access to Board papers.
The Company maintains a directors’ and officers’ insurance policy that, subject to certain exemptions, provides insurance cover to former and current officers of the Group. During the financial year, the Company paid insurance premiums to insure those officers of the Group. The contracts of insurance prohibit the disclosure of the amounts of premiums paid and the nature of the liability covered.