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Appendix B

Attendance at meetings

Financial Reporting Council

The FRC met six times during 2008-09. Members' attendance is shown in the table:

Members Number of meetings
Eligible to attend Attended Apologies
J Lucy AM (Chair) 6 6(a) 0
D Boymal 2 2 0
B Brook 6 3 3
K Campbell 6 5 1
D Challen 6 4 2
M Coleman 6 6 0
M Coughlin 6 6 0
M Dwyer 1 1(b) 0
J Gethin Jones 6 4 2
W Hunt 2 1 1(c)
N Kelleher 1 1 0
M Kelsall 6 6 0
E Mayne 6 5 1
J Murphy 6 4(a) 2(d)
K Simpkins 1 1(e) 0
J Stanhope 6 5 1
J Trowbridge 6 6 0
C Walter AM 4 3 1
J West AM 6 6 0
L White 4 3 1(f)
S Wilson 6 5 1
K Zimmermann 6 5 1
  1. The member was present for less than half of one of the meetings attended.
  2. Prior to his appointment to the FRC, Mr Dwyer attended one meeting as an observer.
  3. Mr Hunt was represented at one meeting by Mr Kevin Simpkins, then Deputy Chair of the NZ ASRB.
  4. Mr Murphy was represented at two meetings by Australian Treasury officers.
  5. Prior to his appointment to the FRC, Mr Simpkins attended three meetings as an observer.
  6. Mr White was represented at one meeting by Mr Doug Niven, then Deputy Chief Accountant of ASIC.

FRC Nominations Committee

The FRC Nominations Committee held five formal meetings in 2008-09, in addition to conducting interviews of candidates for the AASB and AUASB. Members' attendance is shown in the table below:

Members Number of meetings
Eligible to attend Attended Apologies
K Zimmermann (Chairman) 5 5 0
K Campbell 5 1 4
D Challen 5 4 1
M Coughlin 5 2 3
J Lucy AM 5 1 4
E Mayne 1 1 0
J West AM 5 5 0
L White 3 3 0

The Chairmen of the AASB and AUASB are ex-officio members of the Committee for consideration of matters relating to their respective Boards.

FRC Finance Committee

The Finance Committee held one meeting during 2008-09. Members' attendance is shown in the table below:

Members Number of meetings
Eligible to attend Attended Apologies
B Brook (Chairman) 1 1 0
M Coleman 1 1 0
J Lucy AM 1 1 0
J Stanhope 1 1 0

The Chairmen of the AASB and AUASB attended meetings of the Finance Committee by invitation of the Chair of the Committee.

A resolution was passed by the Council at its 3 September 2008 meeting to disband the Finance Committee as the new governance arrangements for the AASB and the AUASB came into effect from 1 July 2008.

Audit Independence Committee

The Audit Independence Committee did not hold any formal meetings during 2008-09.

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