In addition to the requirements in legislation, the Authority
has formalised Board and Committee Governance
arrangements in a Governance Framework. The
Governance Framework is reviewed annually by the Board.
The Board of the Authority is constituted under the CFA Act 1958.
The Board is accountable to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services.
The CFA Act provides for a Board of 12, consisting of
the Chairman and 11 other members, appointed by
the Governor in Council for up to three years. The Act
prescribes those bodies that can nominate people for consideration by the Governor in Council for appointment to the Board. The current nominating bodies include the
Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Insurance Council of Australia, Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria and the Municipal Association of Victoria.
In addition to the requirements of the Act, Board members are required to observe CFA’s Code of Conduct and other requirements specified by CFA’s Governance Framework. Board members are required to disclose any conflict or pecuniary interests, and to submit an annual Declaration of Private Interests.
The Board sets the corporate objectives and strategies through the four-year Corporate Plan and detailed Annual Plan.
The Board is responsible for CFA’s strategy and overall
performance, ensuring appropriate risk management
strategies are in place and that it complies with relevant
legislation, the Government’s requirements and its corporate objectives in its Corporate Plan and Annual Plan.
The Board’s primary role involves:
- developing and implementing strategic plans to meet CFA’s legislated responsibility
- policy formulation
- ensuring systems and processes for proper accountability and managing risk are in place
- monitoring CFA’s performance
- ensuring compliance obligations are met.
|Board membership during 2010-2011|
|Kerry Murphy PSM AFSM (Chair)||reappointed 1 April 2010|
|Claire Higgins (Deputy Chair)||reappointed 2 October 2009|
|Mark Byatt||appointed 6 July 2010|
|Ross Coyle||appointed 25 March 2010|
|David Gibbs AFSM||reappointed 15 April 2009|
|Peter Harmsworth AO||reappointed 26 June 2010|
|Ken King||reappointed 13 October 2009|
|Reid Mather||appointed 31 December 2009|
|Tunde Meikle||appointed 15 April 2009|
|John Peberdy||appointed 22 September 2009|
|Robert Spencer||appointed 23 July 2008|
|Michael Tudball AFSM||reappointed 31 December 2009|