Board Audit and Risk Committee

The Mission Australia Board has overall responsibility for the financial performance of the Mission Australia Group and the achievement of its founding purpose. The Board Audit and Risk Committee (BARC) is a standing committee of and appointed by the Board of Mission Australia and is recognised by the Boards of its controlled entities.

The BARC provides oversight of key governance areas:

  • Maintaining oversight of the integrity of the Mission Australia Group's statutory financial reports and statements;
  • Monitoring the performance of the external audit and internal assurance activities of the Mission Australia Group;
  • Monitoring that Management has an appropriate framework in place to identify and effectively manage risk and that Management ensures that the Mission Australia Group operates in accordance with the Enterprise Risk and Assurance Framework;
  • Monitoring compliance with regulatory, contractual, legal and ethical standards; and
  • Reviewing compliance with internal guidelines, policies and procedures and other prescribed internal standards.

The BARC is chaired by Ian Hammond, supported by Board Members Evelyn Horton and Dr Bob Mitchell AM. The BARC operates under a Charter approved by the Board.

Meetings are held quarterly. Attendees usually include the Board Chairperson, Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Financial Officer, General Manager Enterprise Risk and Assurance, the External Auditor KPMG and the General Counsel & Company Secretary.


People, Culture and remuneration Committee

The People, Culture and Remuneration Committee is appointed by the Mission Australia Board to assist the Board in discharging its corporate governance responsibilities under the Mission Australia Board Governance Charter.

The People, Culture and Remuneration Committee reviews the composition of the Board with the objectives that the Board is composed of directors who have the skills and experience to fulfill their obligations as directors of Mission Australia with diligence and judgment. The People, Culture and Remuneration Committee also makes recommendations to the Board about appropriate executive succession and remuneration policies and practices to promote Mission Australia's purpose and values and encourage appropriate risk management.

The Committee is chaired by Debra Sterling, supported by Board Members Ken Dean, Evelyn Horton and Mark Hutchinson. The Nomination, Remuneration and Succession Committee operates under a Charter approved by the Board.

Meetings are held every three to four months. Attendees usually include the Chief Executive Officer, General Counsel and Company Secretary and the Executive People and Culture.


Service Impact Committee

The Service Impact Committee is appointed by the Board to assist the Board to measure and report on the impact of Mission Australia's work and monitor progress in achievement of the organisational goal to reduce homelessness & strengthen communities across Australia.

The Service Impact Committee gives particular focus to monitoring the following:

  • Mission Australia effecting social change by being a courageous voice and advocate for people in need.
  • Client informed services that achieve positive outcomes with individuals and communities.
  • Provide opportunities for Christian communities to put their faith into action.

The Service Impact Committee is chaired by DR Bob Mitchell AM, supported by Board Members Ian Hammond, Mark Hutchinson, Andrew Sypkes and Debra Sterling, with subject matter specialist member Geoffrey Deakin providing additional specialised expertise and Elle Davidson representing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community. The Service Impact Committee operates under a Charter approved by the Board.

Meetings are held every three to four months. Attendees usually include the Chief Executive Officer, Executive - Practice, Evidence & Impact, General Counsel and Company Secretary and the General Manager Sector Engagement.


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