Governance

RedR Australia is an Australian public company limited by guarantee. We are a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) and the Australian Tax Office and operate a Registered Training Organisation.

RedR Australia’s Board

The Board of Directors is responsible for setting our strategic direction and guiding our operations and operational direction. It approves our annual budget, ensures compliance with legislation and regulatory requirements and monitors our organisation’s performance and costs. It is accountable for our overall performance, compliance with codes of conduct and for oversight of RedR Australia’s risk management.

The Board appoints the Chief Executive Officer and delegates the operational management responsibility of RedR Australia to the CEO.

Board Members

Our Board can have up to 11 members but is currently comprised of 10 non-executive directors and includes four representatives nominated by our founding bodies: Engineers Australia; Consult Australia; the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia and Professionals Australia.

The directors may appoint up to seven additional persons as directors, including up to two directors nominated by the Members. Board members act in a voluntary capacity and do not receive any remuneration with the exception of reasonable travel expenses incurred in the course of their duties.

Board Nominations Committee

The nominations committee oversees the nomination of co-opted Board and Committee members.

Ethical Standards and Code of Conduct

RedR Australia is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards. All Board members, employees and deployees are expected to comply with relevant laws and to sign our Code of Conduct and Child Protection Policy. Board members are required to declare any potential conflict of interest.

Risk Management Fraud and Corruption Control

The Board is responsible for oversight and all employees are required to abide by our anti-bribery and corruption policy.

Reserves Policy

Our reserves policy specifies that reserves need to be retained to safeguard RedR Australia’s operations.

Elizabeth Taylor AO, Chair, Engineers Australia nominee

James Smart, Deputy Chair, Board nominee

Michael Marley, Consult Australia nominee

Anna Burke, Board nominee

Mal Ralston, Board nominee

Andrew Stevenson, Board nominee

Nicole Hahn, elected

Dinesh Jayasuriya, elected

DFID has a strong and collaborative relationship with RedR Australia through the Standby Programme; a relationship which we value immensely.
Jo de Serrano, (DFID), UK Government, 2016