Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee

The Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee’s objective is to provide independent assurance and assistance to Camden Council on risk management, control, governance and external accountability responsibilities.

The Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee meets at least four times a year and operates under an Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee Charter that is reviewed by the Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee with substantive changes approved by Council resolution.

In accordance with Section 428A of the Local Government Act 1993 and the Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee Charter, the Committee must keep the following matters under review:

  • compliance
  • risk management
  • fraud control
  • financial management
  • governance
  • implementation of the strategic plan, delivery program and strategies
  • service reviews
  • collection of performance measurement data by the council
  • internal audit
  • external audit
  • any other matters prescribed by the regulations.

Membership

The Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee membership consists of a combination of independent and Councillor members as follows:

  • Elizabeth Gavey – Independent Chair
  • John Gordon – Independent member
  • Bruce Hanrahan – Independent member
  • Councillor Paul Farrow
  • Councillor Russell Zammit

Internal Audit

Council operates an internal audit function as a key component of Council’s governance framework. The internal audit function reports administratively to Council’s General Manager and functionally to Council’s Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee.

Internal Audit operates under an Internal Audit Charter that is reviewed by the Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee with substantive changes approved by Council resolution.