BOARD STRUCTURE

BEHIND THE SCENES AT MACKINNON PARADE

The Board

MacKinnon Parade Children’s Centre Inc. is an Incorporated Body pursuant to the Associations’ Incorporation Act 1991 and the organisation’s constitution. 

 

The Board comprises:

  • The Chairperson, Treasurer and Secretary, all of whom are parents

  • Parent representatives

  • The Director

  • A staff representative (elected each year by the staff)

 

The Board is elected at each AGM (Annual General Meeting) and/or voted in at a special meeting during the year if so required.

The Board is committed to supporting employees in their role of providing high quality care and education for all children who attend our Centre.

The Board meets on a monthly basis and all parents, volunteers and employees are welcome to attend. 

 

The Board of MPCC acknowledges that the principal objectives of the service is the management of Early Childhood Education and Care related services for the children attending the service.

 

The Board acts in accordance with the centre’s:

  • Philosophy

  • Mission statement

  • Vision Statement

  • Policies and Procedures

 

General principle of governance

 

In acknowledging its overall responsibilities for ensuring the MPCC objectives are carried out lawfully and responsibly. The MPCC Board adopts as its guiding principle of governing rather than a managing approach. The Board makes every effort to partition the complementary role of governance and management. The Board directs strategic effort, rather than the day-to-day management of the service.

 

Board Responsibilities

 

Strategy: 

  • Setting long-term strategic direction to promote the MPCC vision, mission and philosophy

  • Reviewing and approving organisational plans, budgets, governance policies and major strategies

  • Appointing the Centre Director

  • Developing and monitoring policies which provide direction and boundaries for its own and the Director’s functions.

 

Performance and compliance monitoring: 

  • Monitoring organisational performance against plans and budgets

  • Addressing risk management issues to safeguard the organisation’s stakeholders and assets

  • Monitoring compliance with relevant laws, regulations and funding requirements

  • Approving major asset purchases / divestments and investments

  • Approving annual reports including audited financial statements

  • Appointing and removing the external auditor

 

Members

Chairperson: Martin Lovell

Treasurer: Alex Cross

Secretary: Charles Moran

Director & Public Officer: Nikki Baker

Parent Representatives:

Christine Kaine

Emma Hill

Tom Hamper

Ann Colbert

Scott Oster

 

Employee Representative:

Paloma Rubio San Basilio

ADDITIONAL COMMITTEE’S

Building and Renovations Representatives;

Tom Hamper 

 

Nikki Baker

Policy Development:

Melissa Lovell

Nikki Baker

Need to contact the Board? Please forward correspondence via The Director director@mackinnonchild.org marked to the Confidential to the attention of The Board all correspondence will be table at the next Board meetig - Held monthly 

 

148 Mackinnon Parade

North Adelaide, SA 5006

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