Save the date – 2013 Remuneration Forums

Mark your calendars. There will be two Forums in 2013.

The 2013 Remuneration Forums for board directors and institutional investors is scheduled for the afternoon of the 4th March in Melbourne and the morning of the 11th March in Perth.

While the programs are still subject to finalisation, each Forum will focus on a different set of issues.

The Melbourne Forum will consider two main issues:

  1. The proxy firm and investor focus on short term incentive payments; and

  2. What is a realistic time to respond to investor concerns with a changed remuneration policy, and garnering support for it along the journey

The Perth Forum will focus on issues close to mining and energy industries:

  1. Stakeholder concerns and the depth of understanding across both sides on resources’ companies approaches to executive pay; and
  2. How directors from the West can effectively engage with investors in the East on executive pay matters.

Both Forums will consider CGI Glass Lewis’ voting recommendations and rationale, and remuneration vote outcomes during the proxy season.

And each Forum will also address the government’s response to the CAMAC reports on new pay disclosure standards, and regulation regarding clawback.

The Forums are Australia’s only annual opportunity for directors and their companies’ institutional investors to openly discuss remuneration levels, structure and governance. The Chatham House Rule applies. This allows for a frank exchange of views and constructive debate about what constitutes good remuneration governance.

Guerdon Associates and proxy advisory firm CGI Glass Lewis sponsor the Forum.

In addition to board directors and institutional investors, we also invite company executives, government regulators and companies’ in house remuneration advisers. However, to ensure open discussion, news media are excluded. Note that this does no prevent any attendee making a statement to the media after the event, providing the Chatham House Rule is maintained. See HERE for the Chatham House Rule

This is the seventh annual Forum in the series.

Formal invitations will be sent in late January. However, if you want to make receive an invitation, please advise us at

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