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The purpose of the CSIRO Business Advisory Committees is to provide independent, external advice to CSIRO on how to maximise the effectiveness of CSIRO's Businesses.
Date of Effect - 15 May 2016
The objective of CSIRO is to deliver innovative solutions for industry, society and the environment through great science.
To meet this objective CSIRO undertakes mission-directed research through its National Research Businesses and associated research programs. The portfolio of businesses recognise solutions are best achieved through significant investment into large multi-disciplinary teams that maintain a clear focus on the delivery and adoption of research outputs.
The purpose of a CSIRO Business Advisory Committee (CBAC) is to provide independent, external advice to CSIRO on how to maximise the effectiveness of a Business, the appropriateness of its pathways to impact and on how to achieve its goals. It also assists CSIRO on broader strategic issues relevant to the sectors in which the Business operates.
Given the cross-disciplinary nature of Businesses, a CBAC may provide pertinent advice to more than one sector of CSIRO activities, including other Businesses and CSIRO’s other lines of business (National Facilities and Collections and CSIRO Services) and support services.
CSIRO is not bound by advice received from a CBAC but will consider it appropriately in the context of the overall strategy and direction of the Organisation. It will advise the CBAC on the position or decisions taken by CSIRO in respect to the advice received from the CBAC.
With a focus on achieving the goals of the Business:
As part of CSIRO’s broader corporate planning:
Provide advice through the relevant Executive Director, to the Executive Team and its sub-committees1 on:
Strategic issues may include advice on:
Chairs and Members of a CBAC serve in an advisory capacity only. A CBAC and CBAC members do not have any executive powers, supervisory functions or decision making authority in relation to the operations of CSIRO.
The lead Executive Director will appoint the members of the CBAC (including the Chair) in consultation with the Deputy Chief Executive and on advice of the Director.
Membership of the CBAC will be as follows:
The lead Executive Director may attend and contribute to CBAC meetings. Other CSIRO executives and staff members may be invited to attend and contribute to meetings as observers.
Accountabilities of the Director will be as follows:
For new and renewing CBAC members, the Director will forward a Letter of Invitation to the nominee once their appointment is approved by the Executive Director. See Advisory Committee procedure. The invitation will outline the general terms of engagement including the confidentiality requirements that apply to each CBAC member. The relevant Director will maintain membership records.
A database of the membership of all the Advisory Committees will be maintained by CSIRO Governance.
Each meeting is supported by different internal CSIRO staff based on the agenda of each specific meeting, therefore CSIRO staff are not listed below, all external members are listed in the tables below.
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Last updated: Last updated: 12 September 2016
Printed from: CSIRO Business Advisory Committee Charter (http://csiroaucd2-cdc.it.csiro.au/en/About/Strategy-structure/Business-Advisory-Committee-Charter)