D I R E C T O R S ' R E P O R T
The directors present their report together with the financial report of EVENT Hospitality & Entertainment Limited, being the Company and its controlled entities ("Group"), for the year ended 30 June 2021 and the auditor's report thereon.
The directors of the Company in office at any time during or since the end of the year are:
AG Rydge (Chairman)
Director since 1978
Director since 2009
Director since 2011
Director since 2013
JM Hastings (Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer)
Director since 2017
Director since 2013
Director since 2008.
Directors' qualifications, experience and independent status
Non-executive Chairman, Board member since 1978, Chairman of the Board since 1980. Member of the Audit and Risk Committee and member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee.
A company director with more than 50 years of experience in the film, hospitality, leisure and tourism industries. Joined the Greater Union group in 1971 and was formerly the Group Managing Director.
Mr Rydge is also a director of the listed company, Carlton Investments Limited (appointed 1980, chairman since 1980). In addition, Mr Rydge is chairman of Alphoeb Pty Limited and Enbeear Pty Limited.
Peter Coates AO, BSc (Mining Engineering), FAICD, FAusIMM
Independent non-executive director and Board member since 2009, and Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee. Mr Coates is the lead independent director.
A company director with more than 50 years of resource industry experience including as chief executive officer of Xstrata and Glencore's global coal businesses until his retirement in December 2007. Mr Coates was a past non-executive chairman of Santos Limited, Sphere Minerals Limited and Minara Resources Ltd, and a past chairman of the Minerals Council of Australia, NSW Minerals Council and Australian Coal Association. He was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2009 and awarded the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Medal in 2011.
Positions held by Mr Coates during the last three years include:
director of Glencore plc; and
chairman of the Industry Advisory Council for the School of Minerals and Energy Resource Engineering, UNSW.