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Scouts SA Annual Report 2016

SCOUTS SA ANNUAL REPORT 2016 CORPORATE GOVERNANCE The overall responsibility for the corporate governance of Scouts Australia (SA Branch) rests with the Branch Executive Committee (BEC). The BEC as a collective, ensures that the Association maintains systems and processes that are properly controlled and functioning effectively, and that management is complying with the policies and directives approved by the BEC. The BEC also conducts reviews of all Branch policies on a regular basis to ensure the ongoing conformance with State and Federal requirements. 9 THE ROLE OF MEMBERS In accordance with the Branch Constitution, the voting members of the ‘Branch’ are responsible for voting on the election of the BEC at the Annual General Meeting. All BEC members, are subject to re-election by rotation at least every two years. The Annual General Meeting also provides members with the opportunity to receive the audited financial reports and select the auditors for the Association. THE BEC The BEC is responsible for the overall corporate governance of Scouts Australia (SA Branch), including its strategic direction, establishing goals, and monitoring the achievement of those goals. The key functions of the BEC include: • Making a recommendation to the Chief Scout of the Branch (for subsequent appointment by the Chief Scout of Australia) for the appointment of the Branch Chief Commissioner per the Branch Constitution. • Appointing a Chief Executive Officer and determining an appropriate remuneration package. • Setting the ‘vision’ and Strategic Plan for the Association. • Establishing the objectives (and reviewing performance against those objectives) for the Chief Commissioner of Branch and the Chief Executive Officer. • Preparing an annual budget, and monitoring results on a regular basis. • Ensuring that risk management and governance systems are in place and operational throughout the organisation. • Ensuring that Scouts Australia (SA Branch) complies with the law and conforms to the highest standards of financial, environmental and ethical behaviour. • Overseeing the Association’s finances through the CEO (including bequests, properties and all commercial activities). BEC members spend an average of 24 days per annum on BEC matters, including review and preparation time, meetings and attendance at functions. The President and Branch


Scouts SA Annual Report 2016
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