Risk & Audit Committee

Council has established an Audit Committee based on guidelines issued by the Division of Local Government.  The Committee membership consists of two Councillors and three appointed members of the community with business and/or governance experience.

Membership

The following people are members of the committee

  • Councillor Andrew Guile - Councillor Guile was elected in September 2008 as a representative for Ward 1. He was appointed as a member of this committee on 16 December 2008, reappointed 21 September 2010, 28 June 2011, 25 September 2012, 24 September 2013 and appointed an alternate member on 16 September 2014. He has been appointed as a member of the committee on 04 October 2016.

  • Councillor John Levett - Councillor Levett was elected in September 2016 as a representative for Ward 2. He has been appointed as a member of the committee on 04 October 2016.

  • Councillor Patricia White - Councillor White was elected in September 2016 as a representative of ward 3. She has been appointed as an alternate member of the committee on 04 October 2016.

  • Ms. Diana Price - is appointed for the period of January 2016 to December 2019. Ms Price has over 20 years’ experience in the private sector within financial services and currently works as CFO for HLK Group Pty Ltd. Her experience has covered the areas of accounting, operations, compliance, audit, risk management and corporate governance. Ms Price has a BEc (Economics) from the University of Sydney, she is a member of CPA Australia and has previously volunteered as Treasurer on a number of community groups.

  • Dr Philip Ross - Dr Ross is appointed for the period of February 2015 to December 2018. Dr Philip Ross is an Associate Professor in accounting at the University of Western Sydney. His qualifications include a B.Bus (Accounting), M.Com (Accounting) and a PhD. Dr Ross is also a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia. His research interests focus on audit and governance issues in local government and he is a member of a number of other local government audit committees in NSW.

  • Mr Tony Messner (Chairperson) - Mr Messner is a resident of Bomaderry and was appointed for the period of December 2012 to December 2016. He is a retired fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the CPA. Mr Messner is semi-retired after an extensive career in business and politics. He has over 40 years' experience as a public accountant including internal and external auditing. He was also a Federal Government Minister for several years.

Committee Charter

The objective of the Audit Committee is to provide independent assurance and assistance to the Shoalhaven City Council on risk management, control, governance and external accountability responsibilities.

The  Audit Committee Charter (PDF 77kb) sets out the committee's role and operation in more detail.

Internal audit

Council also has an  Internal Audit Charter (PDF 78kb) which details the roles and responsibilities of Council's internal audit staff.

Expression of Interest – Independent Risk & Audit Committee Member 2017 - 2020

Expressions of interest are sought from suitably qualified and independent persons to fill one community representative position on Shoalhaven City Council’s Risk & Audit Committee.

The Risk & Audit Committee provides independent assurance and assistance to Council on risk management, control, governance and external accountability responsibilities.  Independent Risk & Audit Committee members will be expected to have skills and experience in one of more of the following areas:

  • finance;
  • computing;
  • risk management;
  • general management; and/or
  • public sector governance.

Expressions of interest must go through Council’s e-recruit system. We do not accept applications unless they are through this on-line process.

To lodge your expression of interest and to find out further information go to:
www.shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au then go to My Council, About Council, Audit Committee OR go to Careers at Council, Click for current vacancies
Ref: 39301e
Enquiries: Executive Manager, Communications - Jessica Rippon 4429 3270
Submissions close on Friday 30 November 2016

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