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1.1 Policy number: CO-O-029.7
1.2 Category: Organisational
1.3 Approval date: May 2018
1.4 Revision date: May 2019
1.5 Unit responsible Office of the President and CEO
This policy determines the delegation of directors’ powers and the effective and efficient operation of the RACGP to support best practice governance.
This policy is approved by the RACGP Board and endorsed by the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee of Board.
The RACGP Constitution stipulates that the business and affairs of the RACGP shall be managed by or under the direction of the RACGP Board. This is subject to the Corporations Act and to any direction given by the RACGP during a general meeting. The Corporations Act allows directors to delegate powers and the director is responsible for the exercise of the power by the delegate.
The RACGP Board is responsible for approving the delegations of authority and the periodic review of compliance. Persons covered by this policy are responsible for ensuring that their activities are consistent with the relevant delegations.
This policy specifically details matters reserved for the RACGP Board and those delegated to RACGP Board Office bearers and Management. Guidance is also provided in a number of RACGP Board policies that address expected management actions and authority levels, these are documented in the:
No person or entity has the authority to act on behalf of the RACGP unless provided for under this policy.
5.1 Matters reserved for RACGP Board
5.1.1 Governance, strategic planning and compliance
5.1.2 Policy (including Nominations) Matters
5.1.3 Finance Matters
5.1.4 Audit and Risk Management Matters
5.1.5 Employment and HR Matters
5.1.6 Membership Matters
5.1.7 New Business Entities
5.2 Matters delegated to Board office bearers:
5.2.1 Chair of the RACGP Board:
5.2.2 Chair of the RACGP Board and President for out of session endorsement:
5.2.3 Chair of the RACGP Board and President acting jointly:
5.2.4 President and CEO acting jointly
5.2.5 CEO or Chair of the RACGP Board:
5.2.6 Matters delegated to the Chair of the FARM Committee of the RACGP Board:
5.3 Matters delegated to management
The following delegations apply other than those specifically reserved for the RACGP Board or Office Bearers.
Chief Executive Officer:
5.3.1 Operational Matters
5.3.2 Finance Matters
5.3.3 Merger and Acquisition Matters
The above delegations may be further delegated as appropriate.
This policy will be reviewed on an annual basis.