Cornish College is an incorporated company limited by guarantee. The College Board comprises 12 members responsible for the Governance of Cornish College. The Principal, who is appointed by the Board, is responsible for the day-to-day management of the College.
It is the role of the Principal and the senior leadership team to manage the College in accordance with the strategic direction set by the College Board. The Board does not have a management function.
In all our policies and practices, the College supports and promotes the principles and practice of Australian democracy, including a commitment to:
The Board comprises individuals with a diversity of skills, qualifications and experience and consists of:
The office bearers of the College consist of a Chairperson (Chair), a Vice Chairperson and a Treasurer. Office bearers are elected for a term of three years.
A Board member other than the Principal will not retain office for more than three calendar years or beyond the third annual General Meeting following the member’s appointment (whichever is the longer period) without being re-elected.
At the Annual Meeting each year, one third of the Board in office, other than the Principal, must retire from office.
Retiring members can be re-elected, but a director shall not be entitled to be elected for more than three consecutive terms, unless by special resolution for one further term of three years.
The skills and experience required by the Board may include, but not necessarily limited to, the following areas:
There are five sub-committees of the Board. Find out more about their roles and responsibilities.
The Cornish College Constitution details the College’s objectives, powers, board membership and duties.
Information regarding Cornish College’s operations are available in the Strategic Plan, Constitution and Annual Reports.