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Board and Governance
Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) has a commitment to strong, effective governance. We are an independent not-for-profit company limited by guarantee.

A membershipbased organisation, NQPHN is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission.

The NQPHN Board is a skills-based Board, which has four key committees. All committees have levels of delegated authority for core decision making.

This committee makes recommendations to the Members for director appointments and re-elections, and assists the Board to fulfill its corporate governance responsibilities regarding performance, induction programs, and continuing professional development for directors and remuneration of directors.

This committee provides oversight of organisational culture and other aspects of Human Resources. The committee makes recommendations to the Board regarding Senior Executive succession planning, remuneration and performance evaluation, reviewing compliance with the Corporate Code of Ethical Conduct, and overseeing any investigation of improper conduct initiated under NQPHN’s Protective Disclosure (Whistle-blower) Program.

This committee assists the Board in fulfilling its responsibility to exercise due care, diligence, and skill in relation to budget planning process and monitoring of performance. It also focuses on financial investment strategy, contracting arrangements, the integrity of NQPHN’s financial reports and statements, adequacy, and performance of NQPHN’s internal control framework, external and internal audit processes, and the framework established by management to identify, assess, and manage risk.

This committee provides the Board with contemporary advice and recommendations on matters of clinical governance, commissioning (specifically, planning and design of services), stakeholder engagement, and continuing development and refinement of the Health Needs Assessment (HNA) and related strategic planning documents.

21 July 2020

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