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Our Governance

Our leadership team are committed to operating the organisation ethically and consistently inline with high standards of corporate governance.

Our leadership team are committed to operating the organisation ethically and consistently inline with high standards of corporate governance.

The National Seniors Australia Board of Directors has established the Audit Risk & Finance Committee and Board Appointments and Remuneration Committee.

Each committee is comprised of a minimum of three members. The Chief Executive is a permanent invitee of all of the Committees. Membership of the Committees is subject to regular review.

Each Committee has a Charter which sets out its responsibilities and delegated authority. These Charters are approved by the Board and are regularly reviewed.

Our Committees

Audit Risk and Finance Committee

The objective of the Audit Risk & Finance Committee is to examine any matters about the financial affairs of the company and about the external audit that it considers necessary. The committee also examines any other matters referred to it by the Board.

The Committee meets prior to every Board meeting wherever possible. Special meetings may be convened as required to fulfil the committee’s responsibilities.

Board Appointments and Remuneration Committee

The Board Appointments Remuneration Committee (BARC) is a key element of the Governance regime of National Seniors.

The key role for BARC is to provide recommendations to the Board for appointment to the Board itself as well as the National Council.

Members of this committee include: Mr. Ross Glossop, Prof. Rashmi Sharma, Ms. Barbara Horton.

National Council

The National Council is a peak governance element within the National Seniors structure.

The National Council is established to provide a forum for the discussion of matters relevant to trends and strategic issues relating to older Australians and the National Seniors Australia organisation.

The National Council provides reflections and advice to the Board relevant to the continued development of the organisation which will include: emerging trends, that impact on the over 50s population, societal attitudes to the over 50s and the impact of these on the organisation, the role of National Seniors Australia in the context of societal and other trends, the nature and direction of the priorities of National Seniors Australia; and ensuring the structure of the organisation remains relevant to the needs of National Seniors Australia membership and the older Australians generally.

Regional Representatives include: Ms. Mary Lyttle (VIC/TAS), Dr. Jan Herbert (QLD), Mr. Russell Westacott (NSW/ACT), and Ms. Barbara Horton (WA).

General Representatives include: Mr. Santosh Kumar (VIC), Mr. Peter Kearns (QLD), Mr. Brett Webster (QLD), and Prof. Bruce Knight (QLD).

Our work is made possible through the support of generous Australians

We rely on people like you to become a member, donate or use our services so we can continue to tackle issues such as age discrimination, accessible housing, pension poverty, health costs, aged care and improve retirement income.

Profits raised from membership fees, services and products are directed back into our research, advocacy and education programs.

So you know you're contributing to giving older Australians a better future.