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Corporate Governance

The Sheep CRC Ltd is a public company limited by guarantee. The Sheep CRC is administered through a skills based Board of Directors who are accountable to a number of stakeholders, such as the Australian Government through the Commonwealth Agreement, our Participants through the Participants Agreement and our Members through the Constitution.

The roles, responsibilities, delegations and authorities of the Board, the respective Committees of the Board and of Management are defined in the Sheep CRC Corporate Governance Manual, which is the key corporate governance reference of the Company. A key component of the governance structure has been the establishment of three Board Committees and an Advisory Committee, all of which are directed by their own Committee Charters/Terms of Reference. These Board Committees are Finance and Compliance, Commercialisation and Adoption, and Remuneration, while the Advisory Committee is the Project Review and Research Committee that is comprised of an independent chair and specialists in the areas of research and adoption.

The final component of the governance structure is the Nomination Committee, whose representatives are elected by the Members in accordance with the CRC Constitution. The Nomination Committee has been established to identify suitable candidates for nomination and appointment as Directors.

The Sheep CRC's governance framework has been set up to ensure transparent accountability to all Stakeholders and is represented diagrammatically below.