Our Governance and Committees
Rural Doctors Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors who are either rural doctors or business people selected for their specific skill set.
The Board are supported by various committees including the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee comprises the Chair, Deputy Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. They manage the nominations process for Board membership and review any human resources issues relating to the Chief Executive Officer. They also consider strategic matters requiring attention outside of Board meetings.
We are guided by our Constitution which sets out our purpose, operation, and decision-making. We make decisions in line with approved policies as defined in our Governance Manual.
The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission and Australian Taxation Office recognises the Foundation as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR). We have held this status since 2015.
For a copy of our governance documents, including our Constitution, our Annual Reports and our latest Annual Report, see our Resources page.
Bringing diverse expertise
Not only do we have a committed Board that is passionate about rural health, we have a diverse bunch of people who give so generously of their time to serve on our committees. See Our People page for details of our Directors.
In addition to the experience and commitment of the Board, our Committee members bring a wide range of skills and expertise to our decision making and provide significant support to the Board and to the executive team.
Innovation is part of our mode of operation and this is supported by robust governance. With the contribution of this inspiring group of professionals who challenge us to be better than we thought we could be!
At the heart of Rural Doctors Foundation are a group of people with a love for rural and remote communities.
What drives us is an understanding of their challenges and needs. A passion to improve rural health. And a commitment to make change.
Our Finance, Risk and Investment Committee
Treasurer and Committee Chair | Townsville
BBus (Acc), MBA PROSCI
Committee Member | Gold Coast
Committee Member | Brisbane
Professor Tarun Sen Gupta
director and committee member | Townsville
MBBS FRACGP FACRRM PhD
Our Program Committee
Our Program Committee provide governance oversight to major programs including allocation of grants. It will monitor, make recommendations, and advise the Rural Doctors Foundation Board (Board) on matters relating to our key programs. They ensure all programs and grants are delivered in line with our purpose, and fit within our current resourcing and budget.
Our Fundraising Committee
The Fundraising Committee works with the Board to define the Fundraising Strategy for the Foundation. They support the CEO and Relationship Manager and ensure that all fundraising activity is ethical and in line with relevant legislation and our policies.
Committee Chair and Director | Brisbane
Grad Cert Clinical Trials, EMBA
Committee Member and Secretary | Brisbane
BA/LLB (Hons), GDLP
Committee Member and Chief Executive Officer | BRISBANE
BA Information Science, Graduate Diploma in Management, Diploma in Social Media