Helen Gerrard, MG Corporation Board Director (2012), explains how MG Corporation is governed She talks about how it’s changed over time and how it represents different groups through the Dawang Council “Wi...
- 01 Understanding governance
- 02 Culture and governance
- 03 Getting Started
- 04 Leadership
05 Governing the organisation
- 5.0 Governing the organisation
- 5.1 Roles, responsibilities and rights of a governing body
- 5.2 Accountability: what is it, to whom and how?
- 5.3 Decision making by the governing body
- 5.4 Governing finances and resources
- 5.5 Communicating
- 5.6 Future planning
- 5.7 Building capacity and confidence for governing bodies
- 5.8 Case Studies
- 06 Rules and policies
- 07 Management and staff
08 Disputes and complaints
- 8.0 Disputes and complaints
- 8.1 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous approaches
- 8.2 Core principles and skills for dispute and complaint resolution
- 8.3 Disputes and complaints about governance
- 8.4 Your members: Dealing with disputes and complaints
- 8.5 Organisations: dealing with internal disputes and complaints
- 8.6 Practical guidelines and approaches
- 8.7 Case Studies
- 09 Governance for nation rebuilding
- Governance Stories
- Useful links
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KARI Aboriginal Resources Inc.
The benefits of a diverse and skilled board
KARI is a vibrant Aboriginal community non-for profit organisation based in Liverpool, NSW. KARI provides an Out of Home Care (foster care) service for the Aboriginal community as well as a number of early intervention, prevention and cultural community programs aimed at supporting the Aboriginal population across Sydney and some outer regions.
KARI is governed by a Board of Management consisting of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people, invited because of their expertise, knowledge and skills. Members are selected because of their skillset and the value they bring to KARI. Selection criteria focuses around an understanding of finance and business development, which KARI believe are essential attributes for a governing body. Equally as important is the relationships each member has with their local communities as KARI was born out of community demand and a need for cultural inclusion. Furthermore, Board members are assessed for the specific skillset they bring to the table and how it fits within the existing group, which KARI believes provides for a diverse skillset and range of expertise when making decisions.