Episode 25: Good governance in practice: the duties of officers
The duties of officers are central to good governance and the effective operations of registered organisations and branches. The expectation that officers will act with care and diligence, in good faith and with a proper purpose encourages high standards of accountability to members.
In this episode we explain the statutory duties of office-holders and share tips about how organisations can support their officers to act ethically and comply with their duties. We also discuss contemporary examples of how the Courts have enforced them.
3:45: The duty to act with care and diligence
6:40: Can officers rely on the information of others?
12:30: The duty to act in good faith and with a proper purpose
16:45: Governance controls to prevent and detect misuse of money
18:30: Officer education and the benefits of a ‘speak up’ culture
22:30: ROC’s role in regulating the conduct of officers
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