The Board of Directors of Brookfield Asset Management believes that board committees assist the effective functioning of the company's board of directors and help ensure that the views of independent directors are effectively represented.
Brookfield's Board has four standing committees:
- Audit Committee
- Governance & Nominating Committee
- Management Resources & Compensation Committee
- Risk Management Committee
The current composition of the Board's committees is as follows:
The responsibilities of the standing committees are set forth below:
1. Audit Committee
The Audit Committee is responsible for:
- monitoring the company's systems and procedures for financial reporting and internal controls;
- reviewing all public disclosure documents and monitoring the performance of the company's external and internal auditors;
- reviewing the company's quarterly and annual financial statements and management's financial analysis and review of operations prior to approval by the full board of directors and release to the public;
- recommending to board the firm of chartered accountants to be nominated for appointment as the company's external auditor; and
- approving the assignment of any permitted non-audit work to be performed by the external auditor.
2. Management Resources and Compensation Committee
The Management Resources and Compensation Committee is responsible for:
- reviewing and reporting to the board on management resource planning, including succession planning and proposed senior management appointments; the job descriptions and annual objectives of its senior executives; the form of executive compensation in general;
- reviewing the performance of senior management against written objectives; and
- reviewing the levels of compensation of the Chief Executive Officer and other senior executives.
3. Governance and Nominating Committee
The Governance and Nominating Committee is responsible for, in consultation with the Chairman:
- annually assessing the size and composition of the board and its committees;
- reviewing the effectiveness of the board's operations and its relations with management;
- assessing the performance of the board, board committees and individual directors;
- reviewing the company's Statement of Corporate Governance Practices;
- reviewing and recommending directors' compensation;
- reviewing the credentials of potential candidates for election or appointment to the board;
- recommending nominees for board membership to the shareholders for election at the company's annual meeting of shareholders; and
- reviewing and approving the disclosure on director nominees for inclusion in the company's Management Information Circular.
4. Risk Management Committee
The Risk Management Committee is responsible for:
- monitoring the company's financial and non-financial risk exposures, including market, credit, operational, reputational, strategic and business risks;
- monitoring the steps management has taken to monitor and control such risk exposures; and
- reviewing periodically the policies and guidelines which apply to the company's risk management activities.