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Corporate governance

Corporate governance

The Commissioner, as the head of the Commission, is responsible for its corporate governance. The Merit Protection Commissioner is a member of the Commission's Executive—a senior management group chaired by the Commissioner.

The Merit Protection Commissioner has taken on a wider governance role within the Commission. The Merit Protection Commissioner assists in the Commission's governance arrangements by independently chairing the Audit and Risk Management Committee. The Merit Protection Commissioner also oversees the work of the Ethics and Corporate groups as appropriate, although there is no direct management role in respect of decisions impacting on staff of these groups.

The Merit Protection Commissioner and the Commissioner have a memorandum of understanding for the provision of staff to assist the Merit Protection Commissioner.