The attendance of each Director in 2019 according to their respective Committee meetings is enumerated below:
Discussions with independent views during meetings are encouraged, given due consideration and properly documented through the minutes of meetings.
The non-executive directors (NEDs) also meet separately during the year without any executives present. The NEDs held their meeting in December 2019, which was led by Mr. Rex Ma. A. Mendoza, the Lead ID. All NEDs were present at the meeting. Among the agenda items covered during the meeting were updates on talent management, and a discussion on sustainability.
The Board has access to the Corporate Secretary who, among his duties and responsibilities, acts as adviser to directors regarding their responsibilities and obligations, and oversees the flow of information prior to meetings. The Board is also assisted by the Chief Compliance Officer to ensure regulatory compliance and sustain engagement on CG-related matters, among other duties and responsibilities.