Governance

Our Purpose

The governance and leadership teams at the Australian School of Accounting (ASA) are dedicated to ensuring that the School delivers a quality educational experience to all our students.

The Australian School of Accounting is governed by the Board of Directors. The Board appoints an Academic Board which has oversight of the School’s academic functions and policies.

Together with the senior management team, the Board of Directors and the Academic Board have oversight and responsibility for setting the vision, goals and strategic direction of at the Australian School of Accounting as well as decision-making around policies, courses, performance, operations and administration.

The Board of Directors

The Board of Directors’ role is to ensure that ASA is properly resourced and managed so it can deliver a high standard of education in compliance with the School’s strategic objectives and plans, internal policies and regulatory requirements.

With effective governance, the Board of Directors promotes and protects the reputation and interests of ASA. It fosters an environment that supports and protects freedom of intellectual inquiry and promotes the wellbeing of students and staff. The Board of Directors fulfils these responsibilities by overseeing the performance of ASA and making sure that it achieves its vision, values, aims and objectives.

The Board of Directors’ decisions are made in the best interests of the students and staff to support the quality of education and the learning environment offered by ASA and to maintain a culture consistent with the School’s strategic objectives. The Board of Directors ensures that ASA is well-governed and adequately resourced so the School’s strategic objectives can be met

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Board of Directors

Christine Hawkins (Chair)

Christine Hawkins (Chair)

Chair of the Board
Sanjeev Kumar Sharma

Sanjeev Kumar Sharma

Board Member
John Corrigan

John Corrigan

Board Member
Professor Philip Poh

Professor Philip Poh

Board Member
Dr Keith Sloan

Dr Keith Sloan

Board Member

The Academic Board’s Role

Is the principal policy-making and advisory body on all matters relating to and affecting the quality of ASA’s teaching and learning. The Academic Board will provide leadership in promoting a culture of academic excellence in teaching and learning at ASA, ensuring academic integrity and freedom of intellectual inquiry.

The Academic Board must ensure that ASA has appropriate academic standards, that these are reflected in its policies and procedures and that they are effectively implemented by management, monitored, maintained and reviewed. Academic governance should be based on consultation, collegiality and broad-based
representation and to achieve this, the Board should maintain a respectful working relationship with the Principal and the academic leadership of ASA.

Academic Board Members

Dr Barry Wilks (Chair)

Dr Barry Wilks (Chair)

Chair of the Academic Board
Dr Joo-Gim Heaney

Dr Joo-Gim Heaney

Board Member
Dr Philip Ross

Dr Philip Ross

Board Member

Audit and Risk Committee

The Committee assists the Board of Directors in discharging its governance responsibilities relating to the integrity of financial reporting, effectiveness of the systems of internal control and risk management and compliance with relevant regulatory and legal requirements.  The Committee is an integral part of the corporate governance system of Australian School of Accounting (ASA).

Audit and Risk Committee

Dr Keith Sloan (Chair)

Dr Keith Sloan (Chair)

Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee
Dr Joo-Gim Heaney

Dr Joo-Gim Heaney

Committee Member
Andrew Crawford

Andrew Crawford

Committee Member