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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 Council and endorsed by the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee of Council.
The RACGP Constitution stipulates that the business and affairs of the RACGP shall be managed by or under the direction of the Council. 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.
Council 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 Council and those delegated to Council Office bearers and Management. Guidance is also provided in a number of Council 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 council
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 council office bearers:
5.2.1 Chair of Council:
5.2.2 Chair of Council and President for out of session endorsement:
5.2.3 Chair of Council and President acting jointly:
5.2.4 President and CEO acting jointly
5.2.5 CEO or Chair of Council:
5.2.6 Matters delegated to the Chair of the FARM Committee of Council:
5.3 Matters delegated to management
The following delegations apply other than those specifically reserved for Council 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.
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Council delegation of authority policy (103 KB)