Audit & Risk Committee

As part of Wyndham City's governance processes Council has established an Audit and Risk Management Committee comprising external independent members, councillors and council staff.

The objective of the committee is to provide independent assurance and advice to Council on all matters pertaining to Councils reporting responsibilities, its internal controls and their effectiveness, its risk management framework including business continuity planning and their effectiveness,  the audit work of both the internal and external auditors and Councils compliance with legislation and regulations.

Members of Committee

  • Gaye Mason (Chair of Committee)
    • Fellow of CPA Australia (FCPA)
    • Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD)
    • Associate of the Governance Institute of Australia (AGIA)
    • Chartered Secretary
    • Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance, Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors Diploma, Master of Business Administration, Graduate Diploma of Applied Information Systems & Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
    • Experienced board, finance and audit & risk committee member in professional services, government and community sector.
    • Diverse financial and commercial management experience.
  • Danielle Walker
    • Bachelor of Commerce
    • Qualified CPA
    • Held Managment, Financial & Statutory accounting positions
    • Significant knowledge in Finance Management & Corporate Governance for large organisations.
  • Dr. A. J. (John) Purcell
    • Chief Auditor, CPA Australia
    • Fellow of CPA Australia (FCPA)
    • Doctor of Philosophy, Victoria University; Master of Business Administration, La Trobe University, Graduate Certificate in Fraud Investigation, La Trobe University; Bachelor of Business (Accounting), Swinburne University; Bachelor of Economics, Monash University
    • Current Independent Member of Baw Baw; Bayside; Banyule; and South Gippsland Councils’ Audit Committees
    • Significant experience in corporate governance, compliance, auditing, management accounting, and risk management
    • Extensive involvement in public sector, banking, finance and engineering organisations.
  • John Watson
    • Chair of the Panel of Administrators at Brimbank City Council and the Victoria Grants Commission
    • Independent Chairof Maroondah City Council Audit and Risk Advisory Committee, and Independent Member of Nilluymbik Shire Council Audit Committee
    • Former CEO of Buller, Moonee Valley and Hume City Councils
    • Former Director of Governance and Legislation Local Government Victoria and Executive Director of Local Government Victoria
    • Current Independent Member of Emergency Management Victoria Program Board, Audit and Risk Committee for Member Victoria University and Department of Planning and Community Development
    • Significant experience in local and state government administration, strategic management, mentorship and advocacy.
    • Thorough knowledge and experience in developing and overseeing Victorian local government financial and reporting obligations, regulations and guideline.
  • Mayor Cr Henry Barlow
  • Cr Kim McAliney (Deputy Mayor)
  • Cr Aaron An (AA)

Seeking Appointment - New Independent Member (Audit and Risk Management Committee)

Wyndham City is seeking the appointment of a new Independent Member to its Audit and Risk Management Committee.

Wyndham is one of the fastest growing municipalities in Victoria. Set on Melbourne's western fringe, Wyndham spans 542 square kilometres and is home to over 240,000 residents.

The Audit & Risk Management Committee is an advisory committee that plays a key role assisting Council to fulfil its assurance responsibilities. The Audit and Risk Management Committee meets quarterly and comprises four Independent Members (including the Chair), and three Council members. The Committee’s primary objectives are to:

  • Enhance the credibility and objectivity of financialreporting
  • Support the identification and management of financial and material businessrisks
  • Monitor compliance with laws andregulations
  • Monitor Council’s internalcontrols
  • Provide independent assurance and advice toCouncil

To be considered for this role you will have a strong background in and / or extensive knowledge of corporate governance and fraud and corruption control. You will also have a good understanding of enterprise risk management and project management. You will have had previous experience serving on similar committees or boards for a government entity (federal, state, local) or a Not-For- Profit organisation. Graduate Members of the Australian Institute of Company Directors will be highly regarded.

A modest honorarium is paid to Independent Members inclusive of all preparation time, on site meeting attendance, travel time and related incidental expenses. Remuneration is paid quarterly and adjusted for CPI annually (July) over term. The initial term of appointment is for 3 years, with a Council option to appoint for a second and final three-year term.

To be considered for this important role, applicants should submit a written expression of interest and detailed CV clearly demonstrating how their skills, qualifications and experience align with the role and responsibilities of the Audit and Risk Management Committee.

The Audit & Risk Management Committee Charter is available below.

For further inquiries please contact Ben Lester – Secretary, Audit and Risk Management Committee on (03) 9742 0721.

Written expressions of interest including a detailed CV should be received by midnight, Sunday 4 June 2017

RDF Community Reference Group

The Wests Road Refuse Disposal Facility (RDF) and Waste Management Community Reference Group (CRG) has been established to provide a forum for consultation, provision of advice and information exchange in relation to waste management and resource recovery and the Wests Road Refuse Disposal Facility between Wyndham City, key stakeholders and the community.

Objectives of the CRG

The objectives of the group are to:

  • Provide for information exchange between residents, community groups, government agencies, Council and other stakeholders in relation to the RDF and waste management and resource recovery generally
  • Facilitate community awareness of the strategic planning, operations, environmental performance and short, medium and long-term development of the RDF
  • Foster understanding and cooperation between community members and Council in minimising any impacts of the RDF on the community
  • Provide input into Council’s planned community engagement and education activities in relation to the RDF and waste management and resource recovery generally, including recycling and waste diversion

For further information contact Simon Clay, RDF Manager on 9742 0777.

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