These committees provide guidance and advice to the Board and CEO.
The Finance & Audit Committee assists the Board to discharge its responsibility in relation to financial reporting and management, budgeting, accounting policies, internal control systems, audits, investment policies and fund performance.
The Australian Bird Fund Committee ensures public donations to BirdLife Australia are properly accounted for in accordance with regulations and the constitution; and that expenditure of donations is appropriately authorised.
The Governance Committee assists the Board to discharge its responsibility in relation to Director roles and responsibilities, Board composition, purpose and strategy, risk management, organisational performance, Board effectiveness, accountability, capacity building, culture and engagement.
The Community Grants & Awards Committee administers community grants to empower local communities and our Network to protect birds and restore their habitat through on-ground conservation efforts and advocacy, with a focus on BirdLife Australia priorities at the local level.
The Research and Conservation Committee (RACC) provides advice to the Chief Executive Officer on scientific and conservation matters, particularly bird conservation objectives and strategic directions, research priorities and scientific publications.
The Development Committee provides advice to the Chief Executive Officer on fundraising and financing activities to assist in resourcing BirdLife Australia’s bird conservation programs.