Board Committees

The Board has four committees appointed to undertake specific tasks on its behalf.

Audit and Risk Committee

The Audit and Risk Committee’s role is to monitor and report to the Board on corporate governance, compliance and risk management processes, including CFA’s external
and internal audit functions.

CFA’s internal audit function is undertaken by PricewaterhouseCoopers, whose representatives report to this committee’s meetings.

The Audit and Risk Committee receives advice from the Auditor-General, who is responsible for auditing CFA’s annual financial statements.


Remuneration and Appointments Committee

The Remuneration and Appointments Committee was established to take specific responsibility for recommending to the Board CFA’s policy and practice for
executive officer appointments and remuneration review processes and associated compliance.


2009 Fires Committee

The 2009 Fires Committee’s role is to assist the Board to monitor, and contribute to the overall organisational response to, the Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission and any other matters arising as a result of the 2009 fires such as civil actions and coroner’s inquiries.


Governance Committee

The Governance Committee was established to broadly overview the effectiveness of Board and Committee performance and the Board Committee structure and to provide a forum for urgent business that might arise between Board meetings. No formal meetings were held during 2010-11, but the Charter and the membership of the committee were reviewed during the year.


Attendance at Meetings

Board members’ attendance at Board and committee meetings is detailed in the table below.

  Board meetings Audit and Risk Remuneration and Appointments 2009 Fires
Total meetings to 30 June 2011 13 5 4 19
Kerry Murphy 12 - 4 17
Ross Coyle 12 - - -
Mark Byatt 10 - - -
David Gibbs 13 - 4 18
Peter Harmsworth 13 - 4 18
Claire Higgins 11 5 4 17
Ken King 12 5 - -
Reid Mather 11 - - -
Tunde Meikle 11 - - -
John Peberdy 13 - 4 -
Robert Spencer 13 5 - -
Michael Tudball 13 5 - -