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Committees


There are 13 Red Cross Board Committees, all of which include at least one Board Member or Special Councillor. The Board also appoints various other committees including advisory committees and specialist committees which are established for short-term, specific or ad hoc purposes.

The Committees of the Board include:

Audit and Risk Committee: Assists the Board in ensuring that Red Cross meets its essential audit and risk compliance requirements.

Finance Committee: Assists the Board in ensuring that Red Cross meets its essential financial requirements.

Governance Committee: Reviews the governance framework of Red Cross and recommends improvements.

Information Technology Committee: Oversees Project Novar, the project replacing the existing IT platform, and moving to a common set of business processes throughout Australia. It also advises the Board on key decisions relating to the project.

International Committee: Supports and advises the Board in its deliberations on the Society's international programs, strategy, frameworks, policy and risk.

Members and Volunteers Committee: Provides strategic oversight and advice to the Board on opportunities and challenges for our membership and voluntary service programs; expansion of the membership of the Society and member engagement; and meaningful expansion and enhancement of voluntary service.

Migration Programs Advisory Committee: Advises the Board regarding Red Cross programs dealing with the impact of migration.

National Awards Committee: Approves nominations for awards and recommends to the Board ways to acknowledge the efforts of Red Cross people.

National Emergency Services Advisory Committee: Provides strategic advice to the Board on emergency services programs undertaken by Red Cross.

National Youth Advisory Committee: Advises the Board and consults on youth policies and programs, including youth engagement and leadership opportunities.

Nominations and Remuneration Committee: Supports and advises the Board regarding appointment of Board Members, succession planning, remuneration and employment, induction, training and education programs.

Services Committee: Provides strategic oversight and advice concerning community programs, program evaluations, and emerging issues relevant to the not-for-profit services sector.

Australian Red Cross Blood Service (ARCBS) Advisory Committee: Provides independent advice to the Board and to the ARCBS Board of Management on all technical and safety issues and ensures the highest standards of medical and scientific practice and product safety are met.