Committees

Mr Paul Vincent (Chair), Ms Carole Green, Mr Ian Harris and Malcolm Mayfield with Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer in attendance as Secretary.

The Audit, Risk and Finance Committee assists the Board in its oversight of the integrity of financial reporting, internal control structures, audit functions and also compliance and risk management systems relating to the finance and audit functions. It will ensure appropriate policies and procedures are in place to underpin best practice governance and to identify and manage corporate risk for Autism CRC Ltd.

Ms Judy Brewer (Chair), Professor Rob van Barneveld, Mr Ian Harris and Professor Garry Allison with Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer in attendance as Secretary.

The Remuneration Nomination and Selection Committee assists the Board in fulfilling its corporate governance responsibilities in regard to the selection and appointment of Directors to the Board and in the effective discharge of its responsibilities for appointment, review of performance of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and overview of the Executive Team.

Professor Sylvia Rodger (Chair), Ms Judy Brewer, Professor Andrew Whitehouse, Associate Professor Nikolajs Zeps, Ms Jacqui den Houting, Mr Andrew Davis, Ms Robyn Synnott (Secretary).

The Biobank Access Committee administers and governs access to the Autism CRC Biobank in compliance with guidelines issued by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) under the National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992.

Professor Sylvia Rodger (Chair), Professor Andrew Whitehouse, Dr Paul Dawson, Associate Professor Cheryl Dissanyake, Professor Valsamma Eapen, Mr Andrew Davis, Ms Robyn Synnott (Secretary).

The Biobank Operations Committee leads the establishment and operations of the Autism CRC Biobank. The Committee ensures that the Biobank operation is consistent with best practice as documented in the Biobanks Information Paper (2010) issued by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

Professor Robert van Barneveld (Chair), Dr Shirley Lanning, Mr Scott Reading, Professor Andrew Whitehouse, Professor Suzanne Carrington, Professor Torbjorn Falkmer, Professor Sylvia Rodger, Andrew Davis, Dr Jessica Paynter, Dr Debra Costley, Professor James Semmens, Ms Sharon Mullins, Professor Jacqueline Roberts, Professor Cheryl Dissanayake, Professor Michael McGuckin, Professor Wendy Patton, Professor Virginia Slaughter, Professor Valsamma Eapen, Professor Murray Maybery, Robyn Synnott (Secretary).

The Research and Development Committee is an advisory committee of the Autism CRC Ltd Board comprising Essential Participants and Members appointed by the Board. The Committee provides a forum for consultation among the Essential Participants, provides a point of interaction between the Essential Participants and the Board, and provides guidance and recommendations to the Board in relation to research and development undertaken within the CRC.