Great interest shown in membership of the new Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee

Audit and Risk CommitteeA new Audit and Risk Committee for Council will be established.

An expression of interest (EOI) process has resulted in Central Coast Council receiving 51 applications from business and community members for three membership positions on its new Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee.
At its January 24 Council Meeting, Council established the Committee and called for Expressions of Interest for three external members to be appointed.
Council Administrator, Mr Ian Reynolds, said the establishment of an internal audit committee was recommended by the Department of Premier and Cabinet and he was pleased with the response from the EOI process.
“Fifty one responses is fantastic and highlights the interest in the business and wider community to make a positive contribution to new Central Coast Council,” said Mr Reynolds.
“The role of the committee is to review all of Council’s operations including compliance, risk management, fraud control, financial management and governance, and it is important to have external expertise and oversight of those processes.
“We need to ensure that we have the right checks and balances in place, and that our finances and process are sound, so we can continue to deliver the services our community need, want and value.”
An internal panel of senior members of staff is currently reviewing the applications with the aim of identifying three preferred candidates.
A further report will come back to Council recommending the appointment of the independent members and when meetings will be held.

Source:
Media release,
Mar 22, 2017
Central Coast Council media

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