The Royal Society for the Blind (RSB)

Board of Management

RSB Governance

The Royal Society for the Blind is Incorporated under an Act of the South Australian Parliament - Royal Society for the Blind Act 1934 & 1974. The Board of Management is responsible for the corporate governance of the RSB and is accountable to the subscribers of the organisation. The performance of the Board significantly influences the ongoing viability and strength of the RSB. Board Members understand the responsibilities of the office and all who agree to serve have made a commitment to fulfilling those responsibilities. 

 

 

The Board:

 

  • guides and monitors the business and affairs of RSB
  • is responsible for setting its strategic direction
  • approves the annual budget, monitors financial performance and liaises with RSB’s Auditors
  • undertakes customer feedback initiatives to determine levels of effectiveness and satisfaction of our services
  • establishes and monitors the achievement of corporate goals
  • ensures the integrity of risk management, legal compliance and quality assurance systems
  • reports to subscribers, stakeholders and regulatory authorities and
  • is also responsible for the appointment, remuneration and succession planning of senior executives.

 

Each Board Member is bound by RSB’s Governance Charter, which outlines the expectations and corporate behaviours of all members of the Board.

 

The RSB Board has established the following sub-committees to assist it in the governance of the service and meet legislative requirements:

 

  • Client Advisory Committee
  • Finance and Audit Committee
  • Investment Sub Committee
  • Governance and Nominations Committee
  • Operation K9 Advisory Board
  • Property Committee

 

The Board approves, and reviews annually, the Terms of Reference, membership and chair of each subcommittee with minutes of subcommittee meetings distributed to Board Members along with recommendations for consideration to the full Board of Management.

 

RSB Board Members

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Dr Grant Raymond

 MBBS, FRANZCO, GAICD

President

Board Member since 2014

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Pieter Haverhoek

MAICD

Vice President

Board Member since 2012

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Barry Clarke

FIPA

Vice President

Board Member since 1992

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Damian Papps

B.Ec (Acct), FCA

Treasurer

Board Member since 2016

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Kate McKeough

B.A, B.Com, LLB

Secretary

Board Member since 2016

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Associate Professor Celia Chen

MBBS, PhD, FRANZCO

Board Member since 2011

 

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Bradley Gay

B.Ec, B.Int.Bus, G.Dip App Fin&Inv,
M.Sc, FFinsia

Board Member since 2013

 

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Kate Berry

G.Dip HRM, Dip Bus T

Board Member since 2015
 

 

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Michael Zannis

B.Comm.A

Employee Representative

Board Member since  2014
 

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Ian Campbell

MBA, FCPA, FAICD

Board Member since 2018

 

 

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Robert Dempsey 

SJ JP, MBA, B.Bus (Acct),
MAICD, FCHSM, CHE

Executive Director

Board Member since 2017

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Jane Ford

BA (Journ), BEC, BA – Hons Politics, PhD

Board Member since 2019