Purpose of the Governance, Finance and Audit Committee:

The GFAC will ensure that there is a robust and effective process for evaluating the performance of the Board and Board Standing Committees, and ensure the Board fulfills its legal and functional responsibilities. Further, the GFAC supports the board with maintaining the By-Laws and reviewingor developing other policies as necessary. It shall oversee the rigour and independance of the election processes as well as assist the Board in fulfilling their financila responsibilities by overseeing the development and review of financial reports, assessing systems of internal controls and adequacy of risk management as well as facilitating audit processes. Please refer to the Committee Terms of Reference for further details.

Membership of the Governance, Finance and Audit Standing Committee comprises:

  • Susan Rose, Deakin University - Convenor
  • Kate Swanson, University of Queensland - Secretary and Board Liaison
  • Lachlan Doughney, RMIT University - Treasurer and Board Liaison
  • Margaret Jones, Edith Cowan University
  • Jerry Gay, Deakin University 
  • Sebastian Gimenez, Australian Catholic University 
  • Brett Dobson, ARMS Management Accountant
  • Maria Zollo, ARMS Chief Operating Officer

Enquiries can be directed to ARMS GFAC Executive Officer - email ARMSFinance@researchmanagement.org.au  or telephone +61 8 8201 2610.