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NHFB Governance

We are committed to managing our business operations to meet our strategic objectives, statutory obligations and ethical standards. This commitment is an integral part of our management practices and is the foundation of our Corporate Governance Framework.

Our Corporate Governance Framework includes the following committees: the Executive Committee (EC); the Risk, Assurance and Governance Committee (RAGC); and the Workplace Consultative Committee (WCC).

Figure: Internal Governance Structure

Internal Governance Structure where the Risk, Assurance and Governance Committee and the Workplace Consultative Committee report to the Executive Committee with the Audit and Risk Committee independent.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee (EC), supported by the Risk, Assurance and Governance Committee and Workplace Consultative Committee is our peak decision making body which provides advice and recommendations to the CEO NHFB on agency policies, direction, initiatives and key immediate and emerging issues.

The Members of the EC are:

  • Shannon White – CEO
  • Svetlana Angelkoska - Director
  • Beci Imbriano – Director
  • Val Price-Beck – Director

Some of the key focus areas of the EC during the past year included:

  • Reviewing NHFB’s Strategic Direction;
  • Planning for a sustainable future;
  • Monitoring the progress and delivery of key projects (new SAS CCM, Payments System and website);
  • Monitoring organisational performance against our Corporate Plan; and
  • Planning for the implementation of, and championing the United Leadership program.

Risk, Assurance and Governance Committee

The Risk, Assurance and Governance Committee (RAGC) provides assurance to the CEO NHFB, EC and the independent Audit and Risk Committee on the adequacy, effectiveness and performance of our governance arrangements. This includes risk management, compliance and control, audit and assurance, information governance, security and business continuity.

The members of the RACG are:

  • Val Price-Beck – Chair
  • Svetlana Angelkoska – Director
  • Beci Imbriano – Director
  • Sab Bonelli – Risk Manager
  • Suchith Gunatillake – Enterprise Information Architect
  • Vincent Lorimer – Internal Auditor

Key areas of focus for the RACG in the past year included:

  • Reviewing and publishing NHFB’s Risk Tolerance Statement;
  • Monitoring and reviewing NHFB’s risk performance reporting;
  • Overseeing the review and endorsement of the Internal Audit and Assurance Strategy, Plan and Program; and
  • Reviewing and streamlining NHFB’s internal committee structure.

Workplace Consultative Committee

The Workplace Consultative Committee (WCC) is our consultative body for communication, consultation and employee participation in the management of the agency and Work Health and Safety matters.

The members of the WCC are:

  • Val Price-Beck – Chair
  • Cath Maurer – Human Resource representative
  • Sab Bonelli – Employee Representative
  • Connie Liu - Health and Safety Representative
  • Beci Imbriano – Management representative

Key areas of focus for the WCC in the past year included:

  • Establishing a forward work plan of HR policy updates;
  • The operation of the Enterprise Agreement, including planning for next steps beyond the terms of the agreement (expiry October 2019);
  • Tabling of issues/questions raised by staff; and
  • Reviewing and updating Terms of Reference.