Governance Statement

Megalong Positioning Service (MPS) is a social enterprise of Greystanes Disability Services.

Greystanes Disability Services is accountable to its members, people with disabilities who access our services, their families, funding bodies and supporters of the organisation.

Greystanes Disability Services provides its services in accordance with Commonwealth and New South Wales Disability Services Standards, meets the requirements of the Charitable Fundraising Act 1991, has achieved accreditation through Office for Children’s – Children’s Guardian and is an approved accommodation service provider for Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC).

A member is specified as any person who has been proposed and seconded by existing members, has paid the prescribed annual fee and whose name has been entered on the members’ register.

The Role of the Board of Directors

Greystanes Disability Services is governed by a Board of Directors appointed by the members of Greystanes. The role of the Board is outlined in the Constitution of Greystanes Disability Services which was adopted on 23rd March 2011. 

The Board sets the strategic direction of Greystanes Disability Services and monitors the progress of objectives and goals. Three-yearly Strategic Plans are developed by the Board of Directors and the organisation’s Business Plan is reviewed annually by both the Board and Senior Management.

The Constitution of Greystanes Disability Services outlines the processes of governance by which the Board and Management ensure that the organisation is efficiently following through on its strategy and that financial reporting is accurate and reliable and complies with all relevant laws and regulations.

The Chief Executive Officer of Greystanes Disability Services is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organisation and he/she reports directly to the Board.

Meetings and Committees of the Board of Directors

The Office Bearers on the Board are the President, Vice-President and Treasurer. There are approximately six Board meetings every year, chaired by the President, and an Annual General Meeting.

The Committees of the Board of Directors are:

  • • Finance Committee
  • • Megalong Positioning Service Committee
  • • Events and Fundraising Committee

 

Risk Management and Code of Conduct

Directors adhere to a Risk Management Strategy and are bound by the Greystanes Board of Directors’ Code of Conduct. Directors have a duty to act honestly at all times, with reasonable skill, in good faith and in the best interests of Greystanes Disability Services and its stakeholders.

Quality Monitoring, Review and Continuous Improvement

The Greystanes Board of Directors as well as the Senior Management Team, including the Quality Manager, are responsible for maintaining compliance with relevant laws and regulations and internal and external quality processes.

Greystanes’s internal systems and processes are continuously monitored, reviewed and improved through a number of channels, including internal audits, surveys, focus groups, research projects and internal and external reviews.

The Board is made of professionals from a range of fields some of whom are linked with the industry bodies and they remain up-to-date with changes in their fields. The Chief Executive Officer and Management Team also participate in a range of relevant activities and committees outside of the organisation to stay abreast of changes and to provide input into relevant policy.