Georges River Council raises the bar on probity standards


In addition to recruiting an Internal Auditor Georges River Council is establishing an Audit and Risk Management Committee.

Georges River Council Administrator, John Rayner said Council is now seeking experienced members of the Georges River community and beyond to serve on its Audit and Risk Management Committee.

“Both the former Kogarah and Hurstville City Councils operated Audit Committees and it is appropriate that Georges River Council now establish a similar committee to support financial transparency and good governance practice” he said.

Mr Rayner said the Committee will provide independent advice and assurance to Council on ethical principles, risks and potential exposures to corrupt practices.

“The Committee will advise Council on governance, risk management and internal audit matters, policy and strategies, working to encourage good governance, provide improved assurance and to strengthen Council’s systems and procedures,” he said.

Council is seeking high calibre professionals who meet the following criteria:
  • High levels of personal integrity and ethics
  • Relevant experience in managerial or governance roles
  • Sound financial analysis capability and if possible, accounting, financial, legal compliance or risk management qualifications and experience.
The independent members, one of whom will be the Chair, will join two former Councillors of the former Hurstville and Kogarah Councils to form the Audit Committee.

“This is a great opportunity for residents with the necessary background and experience to add value and make a valuable contribution to the Council,” Mr Rayner said.

Expressions of interest close at 4.30pm Friday 12 August, 2016.

For any enquiries, contact Council’s Acting Manager Governance Tony Gearon on 9330 6031.