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Governance structure

Our structure

Refer to Figure 3 for our organisational structure.

Committees supporting our business

The AIATSIS Council meets four times each year to consider strategic directions and matters of operational significance. It operates under a charter.

A number of committees are established to provide the AIATSIS Council and the CEO with advice about particular issues and areas of business. These committees are listed, along
with their membership during 2019–2020, in Appendix A.

The Senior Executive Board is the organisation’s main internal governance forum. It comprises the group heads from across AIATSIS, with other members and attendees by invitation of the CEO. The board meets monthly to advise the CEO on strategy and
operational matters.

In 2019–2020, we did not make any related entity transactions.

In 2019–2020, we did not issue any indemnities to the AIATSIS Council, to its members or to any officers of AIATSIS.

AIATSIS Council

The AIATSIS Council is the accountable authority under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (Cth) (PGPA Act). It consists of nine members.

Four members are elected from and by AIATSIS members. At least two of the elected members must be Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people and two must be women.

Five members are appointed by the Minister. The Minister’s appointments must ensure a majority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representation and take into account gender balance, skills and experience.

Council members are appointed or elected for four-year terms and may not serve more than two consecutive terms.

Council members are remunerated in accordance with the Remuneration Tribunal determination for part-time statutory office holders. All members of the AIATSIS Council are non-executive members.

In accordance with PGPA Rule section 17BE(j)(i)–(v)—Accountable Authority—Details of Accountable Authority during the reporting period (2019–2020), Table 23 provides information on each of the AIATSIS Council members during 2019–2020. Additional information about their residency, gender and entitlement to attend meetings is in Table 24.

  • Table 23: AIATSIS Council members 2018–19

    Period as the accountable authority or member within the reporting period

    Name

    Qualifications of the accountable authority

    Experience of the accountable authority

    Position title / position held (Executive / Non-executive)

    Date of commencement

    Date of cessation

    Number of meetings of accountable authority attended

    Jodie Sizer

    Bachelor of Commerce. Certified Practising Accountant (CPA)

    -

    Council Chairperson (Non-executive)

    10/02/2015

    01/07/2024

    4

    Rachel Perkins

    Film Director

    -

    Council Chairperson (Non-executive)

    17/05/2017

    20/01/2020

    2

    Donisha Duff

    Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts (Honours) / Law

    -

    Council Chairperson (Non-executive)

    10/02/2015

    12/01/2020

    3

    Steve Kinnane

    Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sustainability

    Over 25 years

    Council Chairperson (Non-executive)

    17/05/2017

    28/03/2020

    3

    Myfany Turpin

    PhD Linguistics, Honours Linguistics, Bachelor of Arts / Music

    -

    Council Chairperson (Non-executive)

    17/05/2017

    16/05/2021

    4

    Geoffrey Winters

    Master of Public Policy and Bachelor of Arts (Honours) / Law

    -

    Council Chairperson (Non-executive)

    10/02/2015

    12/01/2020

    1

    Clint Bracknell

    Doctor of Philosophy, Graduate Diploma of Education, Bachelor of Arts

    -

    Council Chairperson (Non-executive)

    21/05/2019

    16/05/2021

    4

    Ashley Walker

    Masters of Business Administration and Bachelor of Laws / Commerce

    - Council Chairperson (Non-executive) 24/12/2019 01/07/2024 1
    Henrietta Marrie, AM Master of Environmental and Local Government Law, Diploma and Graduate Diploma of Arts - Council Chairperson (Non-executive) 12/01/2020 01/07/2024 1
    Judith Ryan, AM Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Fine Arts and English Literature, Certificate in Education - Council Chairperson (Non-executive) 24/12/2019 01/07/2024 1
    Murray Saylor Procurement supplier diversity and community development professional Over 20 years Council Chairperson (Non-executive) 12/01/2020 01/07/2024 1
    Bart Pigram

    Cert 3 Tour Guiding

    Over 6 years Council Chairperson (Non-executive) 29/03/2020 16/05/2021 1
    Sue Kee Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Anthropology and Bachelor of Law (Honours) - Council Chairperson (Non-executive) 17/02/2020 16/05/2021 1
  • Table 24: Gender, residency and meeting details of Councillors

    Elected Councillors

    Name Gender State Meetings eligible Meetings attended

    Mr Stephen Kinnane

    M

    WA

    3

    3

    Ms Rachel Perkins

    F

    NT

    3

    2

    Dr Myfany Turpin

    F

    NT

    4

    4

    Mr Clint Bracknell

    M

    WA

    4

    4

    Mr Bart Pigram

    M

    WA

    1

    1

    Ms Sue Kee

    F

    WA

    1

    1

    Appointed Councillors

    Name Gender State Meetings eligible Meetings attended

    Ms Jodie Sizer

    F

    VIC

    4

    4

    Mr Ashley Walker

    M

    NSW

    1

    1

    Ms Henrietta Marrie AM

    F

    QLD

    1

    1

    Ms Judith Ryan AM

    F

    VIC

    1

    1

    Mr Murray Saylor

    M

    QLD

    1

    1

    Ms Donisha Duff

    F

    QLD

    3

    3

    Mr Geoffrey Winters

    M

    NSW

    3

    1