Public Sector Boards Update 2009

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A deeper understanding of the nature and operating context for public sector boards is essential for addressing issues of corporate governance in the public sector.

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  • 1. Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance Public Sector Boards Guest presenter: Stephen Horne Managing Director, IAB Services (NSWG)

2. In the beginning 3. And they went forth andmultiplied 4. Governance has costs 5. Lets start by talkingabout why boards are created

  • Board are a means to an end, not an end in themselves
  • You know WHAT governance is.But lets debate the WHY.

6. The separation of powers

  • The standard doctrine(refer Parliament link)
    • Legislative
    • Executive
    • Judicial
  • Discuss application of the doctrine to statutory powers and functions
    • Reason for Boards

7. Lots of functions & roles 8. Its all the same .. right? 9. The Public Sector life in the goldfish bowl ... The Real Meaning of Transparency 10. Key differences for the public sector governance framework

  • Parliament
    • the Westminster concept
    • the Washington concept
    • the Chambers
    • the Committees
      • Differences between States, and with the Commonwealth

11. Key differences for the public sector governance framework

  • Government
    • the concept
    • the Cabinet / Caucus
    • The Minister
      • in the Government
      • in the Parliament
      • consequences for a Board

12. Key differences for the public sector governance framework

  • The number, role and powers of regulators
  • Quick quiz

13. The Limits of Power Lets discuss 14. Public Sector Board Models

  • Commonwealth
  • New South Wales
  • Reference source for detailed dissection of roles and features (NSW Audit Office)

15. SOCs vs. GTEs 16. SOCs vs. GTEs 17. Public Sector Board Models

  • Regulatory and other
  • Some examples (handouts discuss)
  • (Question A)

18. Roles & Relationships

  • Question B

19. 20. 21. Where is the clarity (safety net)?

  • In Legislation?
    • Enabling
    • Governance (SOCs, CACs)
    • NSW GTEs?
  • What else can you do?

22. Internal workings

  • Board Committees
    • Audit & Risk Committee
    • Remuneration Committee?
    • Others?
  • Performance
    • Statement of Corporate Intent
    • Personal reviews

23. Directions for Change

  • NSW Audit Office recommendations (1997)
  • NSW Review of Boards
  • NSW Better Services & Value Plan (2009)
    • Full value potential
    • Capital performance & management systems
  • Uhrig Review
  • Building Better Governance, APSC (2007)