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Annual Report 2012/2013 Department of Housing



Annual Report 2012/2013 Department of Housing

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CORPORATE GOVERNANCE FRAMEWORK The department is committed to improvement and performance. This is achieved through applying solid governance framework principles. Our governance principles are: A service delivery approach is provided that is professional, responsive and client centric. Ethical and responsible decision-making is expected across all levels of the department. People are central to the department's success, and we are committed to effective people management and staff wellbeing. Stakeholder engagement is a key focus with effective and regular engagement to inform our strategic direction and programs. Leadership and management are provided through robust governance and effective executive leadership. Risk management practices exist that support a risk management environment across the department. Financial integrity and accountability are safeguarded. Communication with all parties ensures that information is relevant, timely, accessible and transparent. The departments corporate governance framework provides a solid foundation for management and oversight by the Chief Executive and executive management. It promotes ethical and responsible decision making, risk management and financial integrity. The departments Executive Management Leadership Team (page 7) is the governing body and includes representatives from each region and business area. This structure ensures a balanced decision-making approach that considers regional and Territory-wide impacts. SPECIALIST COMMITTEES Inter-agency specialist committees in risk and audit, procurement, information management, work health safety and organisation development have been established. They comprise internal and external representatives to support the departments Executive Management Leadership Team in operating effectively and efficiently under the new corporate governance arrangements. v provides objective assurance and assistance to the Chief Executive in meeting responsibilities as defined under the Public Sector Employment and Management Act to improve the organisations risk,control and compliance framework. Mi1 rubers Jennifer Prince (independent chair), Peter Boyce (Organisation Services), Mychelle Curran (Department of Housing),John de Koning (Big Rivers Region), Mike Chiodo (Department of Regional Development and Women's Policy) and Diane Hood (Department of Local Government). governs the department's information management, providing advice and direction on cross-government information management initiatives and appropriate technology and architecture. t he Bronwyn Lo (Chair,Organisation Services), Andrew Kirkman and Christine Fitzgerald (Department of Housing), Steven Edgington (Barkly Region), Garry Russell, Sue Barnes and Nathan Schultz (Organisation Services) and Michelle Brown (Department of Regional Development and Women's Policy). Strategic Direction and Oversight Risk and Audit Committee Chief Executive Planning and Management Work Health and Safety Steering Committee Organisation Development Committee Information Management Committee Collaboration and Specialised Support Procurement Committee DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING ANNUAL Rl PORI 2012-13 49

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