The Gowrie (QLD) operating as Lady Gowrie is a not-for profit organisation managed by a voluntary Board of Management. The Board is comprised of a mix of professionals and academics who offer a diverse range of skills and expertise relevant to the management of the Organisation.
As the governing body of the organisation the Board of Management has the important leadership role in ensuring that sound governance practices underpin the operation of the Service and as Custodians enhance the operations that have been entrusted in to their care.
The Board of Management
- Mr Chris Munday – Chairperson
- Ms Peta Perring – Deputy Chairperson
- Ms Megan Just – Treasurer
- Mr Ben Gordon – Secretary
- Dr Amanda McFadden
- Ms Kylie Kluger
- Ms Sarah Black
- Ms Bev Flückiger
- Ms Shona Vasani
Each Board Member has a strong commitment to ensuring good governance practices and positive outcomes for children and families.
The Board regularly reviews its effectiveness in order to improve discussion and commitment and decision making, and has a robust succession planning process.
The Board of Management meets on a monthly basis and holds its Annual General Meeting (AGM) each November. The appointment of an external auditor is announced at the AGM, and financial accounts are audited annually.
The Board is directed and governed by the Constitution of The Gowrie (QLD). Annually the Board of Management conducts and reviews the Strategic Imperatives of the Organisation in line with the Operational Plan of the Services. This provides the Board Members the opportunity to discuss with the Executive Staff the full operation of the business and plans for the coming year and review relevant impacts and risks relative to the business.
The Board of Management’s governance is further supported by the Code of Conduct, Board Charter and Financial Delegation.
The function of the Gowrie Board of Management is to:
- Review and maintain the vision and the purpose set out in the strategic plan
- Approve short and long term strategies
- Approve annual budgets
- Approve expenditure over pre-specified limits
- Appoint CEO and evaluate performance
- Manage Risk
- Review the integrity of financial and non-financial reports
- Monitoring of organisational activities to ensure the management and sustainability
- Support effective and key engagements with key stakeholders
Our Board of Management delegates the management responsibilities of the daily operation to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Jane Bourne, who is responsible for the overall management of a range of child related services and programs across Queensland.
- Jane Bourne – Chief Executive Officer
- Louise Jackson – Chief Operations Officer
View the latest annual report here.