Dams Safety NSW Board Meeting No 1 - 12 November 2019
Location: Room 6, Level 3, 111 Harrington Street, Sydney
Time 10.00 am to 3.00pm
Invitees - Ross Carter (Chair), Alex Fisher (Deputy Chair), Eric de Rooy (member), Shane McGrath (member), Rob O'Neill (member), John Stacpoole (member), Chris Salkovic (CEO Dams Safety NSW), Peter Skehan (Secretariat), Margaret Hynes (Program Manager), Peter Boyd (Governance & Assurance Manager), Lidia Pajmakoska (Operations Manager)
Guests - Tim Holden (DPIE Legal), Madeleine Thomas (DPIE Legal)
Minutes: Peter Skehan
Approved: 26 November 2019
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Welcome and introductions - Ross Carter, Chris Salkovic
The Chair and CEO welcomed all to the inaugural DSNSW board meeting and introductions ensued.
Dams Safety NSW Background - Chris Salkovic
The CEO presented an overview of Dams Safety NSW.
Board Operating Manual, Board Charter, Code of Conduct - Margaret Hynes
Margaret Hynes presented the circulated Board Operating Manual, Board Charter and Code of Conduct.
The Manual provides guidance for the Board on its roles, responsibilities, meeting and secretariat arrangements.
Members to make conflict of interest declarations at beginning of each meeting.
Governance Framework - Peter Boyd
Peter Boyd presented the DSNSW governance framework and introduced the Audit Office of NSW’s Governance Lighthouse framework.
Risk and Issues - Margaret Hynes
Margaret Hynes introduced for discussion the draft risk register.
Legal briefing - Board’s responsibilities Tim Holden & Madeleine Thomas (DPIE Legal)
The legal team (Tim Holden and Madeleine Thomas) presented an overview of the Board’s responsibilities in relation to the Dams Safety Act 2015, Workplace Health and Safety and TMF.
Vision & Blueprint - Margaret Hynes
Margaret Hynes presented the draft vision and mission statement and the blueprint for DSNSW.
Next meeting to be held on 26/11/2019
Urgent issues to be discussed outside of board meetings.
DSNSW Board will meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month.
Next meeting: 10:00 – 15:00 Tuesday 26/11/2019 Sydney