The PGPA and AMSA Acts are the foundation of our governance practices.
Under the PGPA Act the AMSA Board is our Accountable Authority. The Board discharges its governance obligations through its involvement in AMSA’s planning, performance reporting and risk management activities (detailed below).
The Board provides clear direction on the operational application of relevant legislation by issuing Accountable Authority Instructions which must be followed by all AMSA staff.
More information on the Board, its committees and meetings can be found on page 6 and on our website.
Governance arrangements must be fit for purpose. It is up to our Board to determine the precise nature of our governance arrangements and structures. The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) maintains that arrangements must facilitate effective strategic planning, risk management and performance monitoring1.
We have integrated planning, budgeting and performance reporting - informed by risk (Figure 6).
1ANAO Public Sector Governance Better Practice Guide June 2014