The ASX Corporate Governance Council was convened by ASX in August 2002.
The Council, which is chaired by Elizabeth Johnstone, is an independent body that brings together a wide range of business, shareholder and industry groups, each offering their individual insights and perspectives on governance issues. It operates under a charter adopted in November 2012.
The primary role of the Council is to develop and issue principles-based recommendations on the corporate governance practices to be adopted by ASX listed entities. The recommendations are intended to promote investor confidence and to assist listed entities to meet stakeholder expectations in relation to their governance.