To assist the PMSA Board provide quality education services to achieve the PMSA vision, mission and values, four PMSA Board committees provide specialist advice. Members of these committees are selected based on their expertise and include both PMSA Board members and other specialist adviser members from the community.
See the members on each of the committees below. Each Committee’s Charter can be found on the Constitution, By-laws and Charters page.
AUDIT, FINANCE AND RISK COMMITTEE
The Audit, Finance and Risk Committee is responsible for fulfilling the PMSA’s responsibilities relating to the accounting and reporting practices and operating activities as well as financial and non-financial risk. This committee ensures the adequacy of the PMSA accounting, administrative, risk management and operating controls; works with external auditors and the internal auditors, School Councils, and School Business Managers to facilitate reporting and operational efficiency; and serves as an independent party to review the financial information presented by schools to the PMSA.
The Audit, Financial and Risk Committee was renamed in 2018 and the committee’s Charter has also been revised to include financial and non-financial risk governance. The Charter can be found on the Constitution, By-laws and Charters page.
NOMINATIONS AND HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE
The Nominations and Human Resources Committee is responsible for the smooth continuity of operations of the affairs of the PMSA Board and to develop the employee relations strategy for the PMSA and our schools. This committee sources and recommends appropriate personnel for the various Board, School Council and Committee roles as well as advises the PMSA Board on matters of corporate governance policies, recruitment processes, and policies and practices in the areas of human resources and industrial relations. This committee also develops the appropriate contract terms and conditions and remuneration arrangements for staff.
The Nominations and Human Resources Committee was renamed and refocussed in early 2019 and the committee’s Charter has also been rewritten to include all things people and culture. The Charter can be found on the Constitution, By-laws and Charters page.
The Policy Committee was established in early 2019 to oversee the establishment and ongoing monitoring of the overarching policy framework for the PMSA and our schools. This committee ensures the overall monitoring, creation, storage, implementation and compliance of documents within PMSA’s policy framework. It reflects the Group’s focus on improving governance in managing and monitoring the overarching policy framework for the Group.
The Policy Committee’s Charter has been developed to manage and monitor the overarching policy framework for the Group. The Charter can be found on the Constitution, By-laws and Charters page.
CHILD PROTECTION AND SAFEGUARDING COMMITTEE
The Child Protection and Safeguarding Committee is a new committee established in early 2020. The primary objectives of this committee are to support the PMSA Board in overseeing child protection and Royal Commission response frameworks, manage related risk and promote our genuine commitment to contemporary practice and culture, extending beyond compliance requirements.