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Policy: Company directorships, secretaryships and partnerships

Purpose

To ensure adequate disclosure and approval of staff involvement in non-ANU entities.

Overview

This policy sets out the principles for approving academic and professional staff of the University to hold a directorship, secretaryship or partnership in or of an entity.

Scope

This policy applies to all University staff.

Policy Statement

Principles

  1. All University staff who hold, or wish to hold, a directorship, secretaryship or partnership in or of an entity, are required to obtain the approval of the relevant delegate. The only exception to this is where the entity is a family trust or partnership, family company (unless in their specific academic field of endeavour), community (not for profit) boards of management, or a self-managed superannuation fund.
  2. This provision is also applicable to all staff who have been invited or nominated by the University to hold office on behalf of the University.

Delegations relevant to this policy

  • 000195: Approve an application to hold or continue to hold office in a non-University company
  • 000196: Approve appointment to hold office in a University-related or other company ex officio (subsequent to appointment to ANU)

Information

Printable version (PDF)
Title Company directorships, secretaryships and partnerships
Document Type Policy
Document Number ANUP_000396
Version 5
Purpose To ensure adequate disclosure and approval of staff involvement in non-ANU entities.
Audience Staff, Prospective Staff, Staff-Academic, Staff-Academic-Research, Staff-Professional
Category Administrative
Topic/ SubTopic Staff
 
Effective Date 25 Jun 2020
Review Date 25 Jun 2021
 
Responsible Officer: Director, Corporate Governance and Risk Office
Approved By: Vice-Chancellor
Contact Area Corporate Governance and Risk Office
Authority Australian National University Act 1991
Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013
Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014
Delegations 194,195,196