NACCHO operates under a robust governance structure with embedded mechanisms for engaging with its 144 members, the eight jurisdictional affiliates, and key stakeholders to ensure transparency and accountability. The governance structure was designed in the light of NACCHO’s commitment to the principle of community control.
As set out in the NACCHO constitution, the Board is comprised of 16 directors, including: a Chair and Deputy Chair, who are elected by the members directly (serving three-year terms), with the remaining 14 directors appointed annually by the eight state/territory jurisdictions.
At least four Board meetings are scheduled annually. They are attended by the Company Secretary, CEO and Deputy CEO. All NACCHO directors are offered formal training and assistance. There is a Code of Conduct for directors and a NACCHO Board Governance Charter.
Three key NACCHO committees report to the Board.
- Audit and Assurance Committee
- Finance Committee
- Remuneration Committee
The Board sets NACCHO’s strategic directions through a formal five-year plan that is regularly reviewed, updated and published.