Good governance is at the centre of all that we do. Our management and governance framework reflects our commitment to ensuring we operate and behave in a way that reflects our values and beliefs, and which protects the interests of investors and organisations that rely on us.
Our framework uses a best practice approach similar to that of commercially run organisations. It is guided by the ethical investment principles established by The Uniting Church in Australia, Synod of NSW and the ACT, and clearly sets out the system, processes and relationships that ensures we remain accountable to all investors and organisations.
Our framework is detailed in our Corporate Governance Charter, which is a living document divided into four sections:
- defining governance roles of the Board and executive committee
- improving Board processes through evaluation
- outlining key Board functions
- continuous improvement.
Currently, our governance structure includes
- a Board of directors experienced in banking, finance and business professionals, including Uniting Church members
- 25 members who oversee the Board and management
- subcommittees of the Board who provide detailed reviews and oversee key business areas including audit, risk, finance services, investment management, governance, remuneration, and nominations.