Riversgold Limited has adopted comprehensive systems of control and accountability as the basis for the administration of corporate governance. The Board is committed to administering the policies and procedures with openness and integrity, pursuing the true spirit of corporate governance commensurate with the Company’s needs.

To the extent applicable, the Company has adopted The Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations (3rd Edition) as published by ASX Corporate Governance Council Recommendations).

In light of the Company’s size and nature, the Board considers that the current board is a cost effective and practical method of directing and managing the Company. As the Company’s activities develop in size, nature and scope, the size of the Board and the implementation of additional corporate governance policies and structures will be reviewed.

Corporate Governace Statement 2017

Corporate Governance charters and policies:

Board of Directors

The Board is responsible for corporate governance of the Company. The Board develops strategies for the Company, reviews strategic objectives and monitors performance against those objectives. The goals of the corporate governance processes are to:

  • (i) maintain and increase Shareholder value;
  • (ii) ensure a prudential and ethical basis for the Company’s conduct and activities; and
  • (iii) ensure compliance with the Company’s legal and regulatory objectives.

Consistent with these goals, the Board assumes the following responsibilities:

  • (i) developing initiatives for profit and asset growth;
  • (ii) reviewing the corporate, commercial and financial performance of the Company on a regular basis;
  • (iii) acting on behalf of, and being accountable to, the Shareholders; and
  • (iv) identifying business risks and implementing actions to manage those risks and corporate systems to assure quality.

The Company is committed to the circulation of relevant materials to Directors in a timely manner to facilitate Directors’ participation in the Board discussions on a fully-informed basis.