Governance

Landcare Australia Limited Board

There are currently seven directors on the Landcare Australia Limited Board:

Mr. Campbell Anderson (Chairman)
Mr. Hume Macdonald
Mr. Alex Arbuthnot AM
Mr. Robert Nicholson
Mr. Peter Sutherland
Ms. Brigid Dowsett
Mr. Graham Jennings
Board meetings are held each quarter. It remains the responsibility of the Board of Landcare Australia Limited and its directors to fulfill the responsibilities, as a Not-for-Profit company, of corporate governance within the corporate environment in which it operates, and subject to the Corporations Act, 2001.

There are three committees reporting to the Board – the Finance and Audit Committee, Membership and Governance Committee and the Sponsorship Committee.

Finance and Audit Committee

This Committee is responsible for the:

review of Landcare Australias performance against the business plan, including operating and revenue budgets, and forecasts
assess the financial, commercial and risk aspects of operations
liaise with the external auditors
Members of the Finance and Audit Committee:

Mr. Hume Macdonald (Chairman)
Mr. Campbell Anderson
Mr. Graham Jennings
Membership and Governance Committee

This Committee meets as required to make decisions on Board and Advisory Council matters.

Members are:

Mr. Campbell Anderson (Chairman)
Mr. Alex Arbuthnot
Mr. Hume Macdonald
Mr. Robert Nicholson
Partnerships Committee

This Committee is responsible for:

Policy
Advice for Corporate partner issues
Use of logo and licensing guidelines
Direction and strategy for the raising of funds
Board level contacts, resources and industry knowledge
Evaluation and assessment.
Members are:

Mr. Peter Sutherland (Chairman)
Mr. Robert Nicholson
Ms. Brigid Dowsett
Mr. Campbell Anderson
Mr. Scott James
The Landcare Australia Advisory Council

Members of the Advisory Council are:

Mr. Campbell Anderson (Chairman)
Mr. Gerry Leach
Mr. Alex Arbuthnot AM
Ms. Brigid Dowsett
Ms. Margaret Scott
Mr. Graham Jennings
Mr. Hume Macdonald
Ms. Maureen Bennett
Mr. Peter Sutherland
Mr. Gerry Butler
Ms. Michelle Lauder
Mr. Robert Nicholson
The role of the Advisory Council is to consider and make recommendations to the Board including the relationship between the Landcare movement and Landcare Australia; and the performance of Landcare Australia in relation to its objectives.

Company Secretary

The Company Secretary is responsible for legal and statutory compliance on behalf of the Board. The Company Secretary is Mr. Paul Burges for Landcare Australia Limited and Borland Holdings Pty Ltd.

Auditors

The Auditors for Landcare Australia Limited and its subsidiaries are Grant Thornton Australia.