Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee

Overview

Council’s Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee is made up of three appropriately qualified independent external members. Its role is to keep under review and provide independent advice to the General Manager and the governing body of Council about the following aspects of Council’s operations:  

a) compliance

b) risk management

c) fraud control

d) financial management

e) governance

f) implementation of the strategic plan, delivery program and strategies

g) service reviews

h) collection of performance measurement data by Council

i) internal audit and any other matters prescribed by the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005. 

Committee members are not required to reside in the Wingecarribee Shire Local Government Area. 

Background To The Establishment of The Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee

On Wednesday 21 April 2021, Council passed a resolution for the establishment of the Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee and the adoption of Terms of Reference for the Committee.

To view the report to Council and Council resolution, please click on the below links:

11.1 Review of the Charter and Membership of the Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee – Report

11.1 Review of the Charter and Membership of the Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee – Resolution

Expressions of Interest

Three appropriately qualified independent external members are sought for Council’s Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee, one of whom will be the Chair of the Committee. Councillors are ineligible to sit on the Committee.

The Chairperson is appointed by Council for one term for a period of three to five years. The other two independent external members are also appointed by Council for a three to five year term. Council will generally seek to ensure a rotational expiry of terms for Committee members.

These positions are remunerated by Council as follows:

  • $16,213 (ex GST) per annum for the Chairperson
  • $1,621 (ex GST) per meeting for the other independent members.

The following criteria will be considered when assessing expressions of interest:

Independence from Council and its staff

  1. Relevant professional qualifications
  2. Relevant professional knowledge and expertise 
  3. Understanding of / experience in local government
  4. Understanding of the role of corporate governance in organisations 
  5. Current / prior experience with similar committees

If you would like to apply, please complete an EOI Form and attach a copy of both your curriculum vitae and your response addressing the selection criteria.

The EOI Form, EOI Information Pack and Committee Terms of Reference are provided below, together with other relevant information.  

Audit Risk and Improvement Committee EOI Information Pack v1.0(PDF, 181KB)

Audit Risk and Improvement Committee Terms of Reference v1.0(PDF, 182KB)

EOI Form Audit Risk and Improvement Committee v1.0(PDF, 121KB)

Code of Conduct

Code of Meeting Practice

Media Policy

Expressions of interest (EOI) must be received at Council by 4.30pm Friday 18 June 2021

For more information please contact Council’s Group Manager Corporate and Community Ms Danielle Lidgard on (02) 4868 0888 or via danielle.lidgard@wsc.nsw.gov.au.