PM&C’s governance committees, outlined in Table 3.1, ensured good governance across the Department and supported the Secretary and other senior executives in fulfilling their corporate and governance responsibilities.
Provided senior leadership and strategic direction over the delivery of Government and other departmental priorities and objectives. It made key decisions and reviewed risks with a primary focus on Government priorities, strategic planning in policy and service delivery, performance monitoring, innovation and diversity.
Audit and Risk Committee
Provided independent advice and assistance to the Secretary and the executive on the appropriateness of PM&C’s financial and performance reporting responsibilities, risk oversight and management, and systems of internal control.
Inclusion and Diversity Committee
Promoted inclusion and diversity initiatives, and change within the Department. It provided strategic advice on the Department's inclusion and diversity strategy and objectives and their alignment with business goals.
Provided a mechanism for general staff consultation between management and employee representatives on workplace relations matters that affected employees. It played an important role in ensuring that staff have a voice on issues affecting their employment conditions and corporate matters at PM&C.
Health, Safety and Wellbeing Committee
Provided a formal mechanism for consultation and cooperation on work health and safety matters that affect workers.
Audit and Risk Committee
The PM&C Audit and Risk Committee (ARC) provided independent advice and assistance to the Secretary and the executive.
The ARC Charter set out the ARC's role, authority, responsibilities, composition and tenure, reporting, and administrative arrangements. The ARC Charter can be found at https://www.pmc.gov.au/pmc/who-we-are/accountability-and-reporting/audit-and-risk-committee.
Table 3.2 provides information about the membership of the ARC between 1 July 2019 and 30 June 2020.
Audit and Risk Committee member name and title
Qualifications, knowledge, skills and experience
Number of meetings attended/total number of meetings held
Member remuneration (excl. GST)
Carol Lilley (Chair)
Carol Lilley is the Chair of the PM&C Audit and Risk Committee. She has been an independent member since June 2019 and Chair since September 2019.
Ms Lilley’s experience and qualifications are as follows:
Paul Smith (Independent Member)
Paul Smith is an independent management consultant. He has been an independent member of PM&C’s Audit and Risk Committee since November 2019.
Mr Smith’s experience and qualifications are as follows:
Maria Storti (Independent Member)
Maria Storti has been an independent member of PM&C’s Audit and Risk Committee since 2018. She is Chair of PM&C’s Financial Statements Sub-Committee (FSSC). She was Acting Chair for the committee's August 2019 meeting.
Ms Storti’s experience and qualifications are as follows:
(This includes Ms Storti’s remuneration as Chair of the FSSC)
Jeff Lamond (Chair until September 2019)
Jeff Lamond served as an independent member of PM&C’s Audit and Risk Committee from July 2013 and as Chair from April 2014 until September 2019.
Mr Lamond’s qualifications and experience are as follows:
Stephanie Foster (SES Member)
Stephanie Foster is Deputy Secretary, Governance, at PM&C. She served as internal SES member of the PM&C Audit and Risk Committee from 11 December 2017 to 30 March 2020.
Ms Foster’s experience is as follows:
Deborah Anton (SES Member)
Deborah Anton is a career public servant who has held senior executive roles across a range of portfolios. She has served as an internal member of the PM&C Audit and Risk Committee since November 2019.
Ms Anton’s experience and qualifications are as follows: