The Committee membership (voting) comprises two elected Councillors and three independent external members, one of whom is the Chairperson.
The members of the Committee are:
Stephen Coates (Chair)
Stephen has a background as an experienced internal audit professional. He is currently President of IIA-Australia and member of the global International Internal Audit Standards Board (IIASB). Stephen has held senior roles in advisory and consulting services, technology risk consulting, and assurance services. His focus is on authoritative, independent, and confidential advice to enterprise and technology leadership on delivering improved strategic deployment, risk culture, technology insight and systems and operations performance. He also chairs a number of Audit Risk & Improvement Committees nationally. Stephen tries to bring a culture of continuous improvement to his work, and has a passion is helping Boards and Committees make good decisions.
BA, LLB, Dip Crim, MAdmin
Sheridan has over 30 years’ experience as a chief executive and leader in state and local government and the not-for-profit sector, focusing on delivering strategic redirection, policy reform and high quality services. Sheridan has been District Commissioner South West on the Greater Sydney Commission, Chief of Staff to the NSW Minister for Education, the Hon Adrian Piccoli, MP, General Manager of Camden Council and Chief Executive Officer of KU Children’s Services and of Job Futures Ltd.
She is currently a Visiting Fellow in the School of Education at the University of NSW where she is a Doctor of Education candidate, company secretary of the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement, a Board member of the children’s rural health charity Royal Far West, and a member of two Council Audit Risk and Improvement Committees.
BCom MBA FCA FFin FCG (CS, CGP) FGIA FAICD
Mark has twenty years of experience as a non-executive director in banking, software, hospital and aged care sectors, and as chair of various board committees for over fifteen years.
His ‘day job’ is running his own professional practice advising the boards and CEOs of public and private sector clients on a wide range of governance-related and other business issues.
He has taught twenty different accounting, finance, business information systems, governance and international business subjects to post-graduate and undergraduate students at four universities during the last fifteen years.
He was the original author of all director-related governance guidance notes published by Lexis Nexis through a subscription service.
Cr Alan Tickle
Deputy Mayor, Cr Alan Tickle is one of the appointed Councillors to the Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee.
For further information about Cr Tickle, visit the Councillors page on our website.
Cr Jeremy Miller
Cr Jeremy Miller is one of the appointed Councillors to the Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee.
For further information about Cr Miller, visit the Councillors page on our website.
The General Manager and other staff participate in Committee meetings as required.