Kazia Therapeutics Annual Report 2021

2021 AT A GLANCE CHAIRMAN’S LETTER CEO’S REPORT KEY MILESTONES PIPELINE REVIEW PARTNER FOR SUCCESS WORK WITH THE BEST #2 IN THE KAZIA STORY FINANCIAL REPORTS Kazia Therapeutics Limited Annual Report 2021 25 REMUNERATION REPORT (AUDITED) The remuneration report, which has been audited, outlines the Key Management Personnel (‘KMP’) remuneration arrangements for the consolidated entity, in accordance with the requirements of the Corporations Act 2001 and its Regulations. KMP are defined as those persons having authority and responsibility for planning, directing and controlling the major activities of the group, directly or indirectly. The remuneration report is set out under the following main headings: • Principles used to determine the nature and amount of remuneration • Details of remuneration • Service agreements • Share-based compensation • Additional disclosures relating to key management personnel Principles used to determine the nature and amount of remuneration Remuneration philosophy Remuneration for Directors and Senior Executives is based on the overall objective of attracting and retaining people of high quality who will make a worthwhile contribution to the consolidated entity in the short, medium and long term, and thereby contribute to long term shareholder value. The Board and its Remuneration and Nomination Committee take a balanced position between the need to pay market rates to attract talent, and the financial resources of the consolidated entity, in determining remuneration. Non-Executive Directors remuneration The Constitution of the consolidated entity and the ASX listing rules specify that the aggregate remuneration of Non-Executive Directors shall be determined from time to time by General Meeting. The last determination for the consolidated entity was at the Annual General Meeting held on 7 November 2020 when the shareholders approved an aggregate remuneration of $700,000. Non-Executive Directors’ fees are reviewed periodically by the Board and are regularly compared with those of companies of comparable market capitalisation and stage of development. The Chairman’s fees are determined independently to the fees of other non-executive Directors based on comparative roles in the external market. The directors fees were held constant in recent years as a result of funding constraints, and in the current financial year, after conducting a benchmarking exercise, directors fees were increased to a market rate, and a bonus was paid to Non-Executive Directors to reflect their service over recent years at a discounted remuneration level. Further, at the 2020 AGM the shareholders approved the award of 400,000 options to each Non-Executive Director. In relation to the cap on aggregate fees of Non-Executive Directors, the value of the options has been excluded from the calculation of aggregate fees because the options were separately approved by the shareholders. Executive Directors and other KMP The Board and the Remuneration and Nomination Committee, in consultation with the Managing Director, have put in place a remuneration structure which provides incentive for employees to drive the activities of the company forward. These arrangements are reviewed annually at the end of the calendar year. The Board determines an appropriate level of fixed remuneration for the CEO and Group Executives, as well as the proportion of performance based remuneration. The executive remuneration and reward framework has three components: • fixed remuneration • short-term performance incentives - cash bonus • share-based payments - award of options through the ESOP Fixed remuneration is reviewed annually by the Remuneration and Nomination Committee based on individual performance, the overall performance of the consolidated entity and comparable market remunerations. The Remuneration and Nomination Committee approved increases in fixed remuneration during the financial year ended 30 June 2021.