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Governance structures

A range of corporate governance structures exists across the department to make sure decisions are based on good evidence, and to make sure the way the organisation is set up is the best way to achieve our objectives. There are committees that help the chief executive make sure there are enough resources and support for the department to deliver objectives.

There are 4 types of committee in the department:

  • governance – directly supports the chief executive or the Senior Executive Group in meeting their roles and responsibilities
  • management – directly supports a specific executive to meet their roles and responsibilities
  • mandated – required by  legislation or government policy
  • discussion/advisory/reference – provides input to the main governance, management or mandated committees/groups.

Governance and mandated committees are described in these pages. More information about management and discussion/advisory groups can be found in the management framework.