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Our Corporate Governance Framework

ANSTO is a Corporate Commonwealth entity established under the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation Act 1987 (ANSTO Act). Its operations and governance arrangements are subject to the provisions of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act) and the Rules issued pursuant to that Act.

The Board, as the ‘accountable authority’, is responsible for the overall direction, performance and governance of the organisation. As part of this function, it reviews, provides feedback and approves the strategic direction and the risk appetite of ANSTO as presented by Management. It also plays an important part in ensuring that there is an appropriate culture within ANSTO that is underpinned by strong organisational values. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), supported by the other members of the ANSTO Executive, is responsible for managing the organisation and for bringing important matters to the attention of the Board. The Board monitors and assesses performance and holds the Executive accountable for outcomes, in accordance with strategy. Further detail on the respective roles of the Board and the Executive can be found in the Board Charter, which is reviewed yearly. The Board Charter is available on the ANSTO website.