Executive Management Group
The Executive Management Group (EMG) is the peak decision-making body in the Agency’s internal governance model.
The purpose of the EMG is to:
- advise the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on overall strategic direction, priorities, management and performance
- oversee the Agency’s financial position by allocating resources and monitoring performance and risk
- oversee EMG governance committees
- ensure that the Agency meets its regulatory requirements.
The EMG is made up of the Agency’s CEO and each of the Deputy CEOs and is the primary forum for operational decision making in the Agency.
The Agency has refocused EMG membership, governance and priorities in 2015–16, to better align with the accountabilities of the Deputy CEOs. This demonstrates the importance of EMG on internal governance; ensuring decision-making processes are clear and supported by evidence and the expertise of the appropriate people within the Agency.
The Agency’s internal committees provide coordinated decision-making on matters relating to people and culture, operational policy and transition to full Scheme.
The internal governance structure allows the committees to provide advice and assurance to the EMG and, if needed, ensures that change is endorsed and monitored by the appropriate subcommittee.
In 2015-16, the Agency’s focus shifted from monitoring trial to preparing for the transition to full Scheme. This meant the Agency was able to direct resources and focus to the priority areas to ensure preparedness for the transition to full Scheme on 1 July 2016.