Highlands council welcomes auditor
THE Central Highlands Regional Council has recently welcomed Graham Webb, of Reinforcements Management Consulting, as the new chair of its audit committee.
Chief executive Scott Mason said the council made special mention of the outgoing chair Hayden Wright who served the organisation with dedication for seven years.
"The audit committee is a very important function of council administration,” Mr Mason said.
"Its purpose is to assist council to fulfil its responsibilities relating to accounting and reporting requirements imposed under the Local Government Act and other legislation.
"The committee operates under a charter and consists of two councillors and two independent members external to counsel and it meets at least twice each financial year to oversee financial reports, corporate policies, risk and other public accountability matters.”
Mr Webb will also bring to the committee more than 35 years experience in local and government and is an experienced CEO, administrator and local government advisor.
He is skilled in leadership, strategy, public policy and change management.
The appointment is for a three-year term and the audit committee meets next month.