The Board charter (PDF 178kb) outlines the criteria for assessing director independence. These criteria are based on the premise that a director must be independent of management and free of any business or other relationship that could materially interfere, or could reasonably be perceived to interfere, with the exercise of the director’s unfettered and independent judgment.
The test of whether a business, or other, relationship is material is based on the nature of the relevant relationship and on the circumstance of the individual director. Materiality is considered from the perspective of Western Power, the persons or organisations with which the director has an association and from the perspective of the director.
The Board considers that a customer, or supplier, is material where the amount receivable or payable, respectively, by Western Power in any 12 month period exceeds $1.5M. However, this threshold is not conclusive and the Board will examine both the qualitative and quantitative nature of a director's relationship with any particular customer or supplier when assessing director independence.
The director profiles (PDF 64kb) pages indicate, for each director, whether they are kbindependent.
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