Governance

The Board of Directors

The PHHS Board of Directors consists of eight elected representatives from the Kintore or the Western Desert region according to the Corporate Rule Book of PHHS (also known as the constitution). The board is the employing body and makes high level policy decisions for the health service and ensures that it remains accountable to the community.

The role of the Pintupi Homelands Health Service Board of Directors is to manage the organization within the approved budget and in accordance with the PHHS stated objectives, policies and procedures. The CEO has the responsibility of the day-to-day management of the Service.

PHHS have a Board of Directors which:

    • Sets strategic directions for the organization within available resources;
    • Sets overall operational framework using tools such as delegations to management and policies;
    • Has a leadership role in motivating staff, along with and through the CEO;
    • Ensures proper working relationships exist with funding bodies, other agencies, unions and the community;
    • Is accountable to the funding agencies;
    • Is responsible for safeguarding the assets and ensuring financial viability of the organization;
    • Establishes monitoring and management reporting mechanisms to fulfil its accountability for the organization.

Pintupi Homelands Health Service is an Aboriginal community-controlled organisation incorporated under the Office for the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC). Our ICN is 334 and we have been operating since 1985.

PHHS is governed by a Board of Directors (BOD) that belong and live within the community. The BOD’s represent most of the family groups within the community. This representation of the BOD is the link between the health service and community. An example of a strong linkage between the community and the primary service, is that the BOD’s and community entrusted that PHHS operate and deliver the Aged Care Services for Walungurru. This service has now been operating the Aged Care Services for the past five years.

Our Directors are elected annually from the community of Kintore and meet four (4) times a year plus at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in November of each year.

The Board provide cultural leadership, knowledge and advice to the CEO to ensure that the organisation meets the needs of the community and the external stakeholders. The Directors work hard at each meeting and also attend regular governance training to keep their skills updated.

The Board has two (2) external Directors who provide specialist advice and information to assist in decision-making.

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