As Canada’s largest investor-owned power producer and wholesale marketer – and the provider of an essential service – we’re accountable to a large and diverse group of stakeholders. That includes shareholders and those impacted by our operations, not to mention millions who depend on us for their electrical power. Established and well-respected governance practices help us manage these responsibilities. It’s the duty of our Board of Directors to ensure these practices are followed. Each Board member is fully engaged in establishing strategy and understanding risk. As a group, they have the skills and experience necessary to proactively coach and challenge senior management in all areas of our operation. Further, our approach to good governance and the practices that support them are clearly and publicly stated. You will find this information on the pages within this section.
Compliance with New York Stock Exchange Standards
The New York Stock Exchange Listed Company Manual, Section 303A.11 (Foreign Private Issuer Disclosure), requires TransAlta, which is deemed to be a foreign private issuer, to disclose any significant ways in which its corporate governance practices differ from corporate governance practices followed by U.S. domestic issuers under NYSE listing standards. TransAlta’s corporate governance practices do not significantly differ from those followed by U.S domestic issuers.
Committees of the Board of Directors
TransAlta has four standing committees composed entirely of independent directors:
|Name of Committee||Members|
|Audit, Finance and Risk Committee||Beverlee Park (Chair), Alan Fohrer, Bryan Pinney and Thomas O’Flynn|
|Governance, Safety and Sustainability Committee||Rona Ambrose (Chair), Sandra Sharman, Alan Fohrer and Laura Folse|
|Human Resources Committee||Bryan Pinney (Chair), Rona Ambrose, Sandra Sharman, Beverlee Park and Sarah Slusser|
|Investment Performance Committee||Laura Folse (Chair), Harry Goldgut, Thomas O’Flynn, James Reid and Sarah Slusser|
The Board has delegated certain responsibilities to each of these committees and has instructed each of them to perform certain advisory functions, to make recommendations and to report to the Board. Committee members are appointed annually, following the Annual Meeting of Shareholders, on the recommendation of the Governance, Safety and Sustainability Committee.