PHO has three Board standing committees that are responsible for supporting the Board of Directors on governance, strategic planning and financial matters.
Governance Standing Committee (GSC)
The GSC supports the Board in three areas:
- Governance: supports the Board’s commitment to and responsibility for the sound and effective governance of PHO.
- Nominations: manages the process whereby potential nominees are identified for recommendation by the Board for appointment to the Board, and for the Board to appoint to committees.
- Orientation and education: ensures that new directors receive adequate and appropriate orientation and that all directors are provided with ongoing education to assist them in fulfilling their duties effectively.
Strategic Planning Standing Committee (SPSC)
The SPSC supports the Board by providing reviews and advice on PHO’s strategic planning, performance measurement, quality assurance and stakeholder engagement processes and by monitoring and advising on progress against goals.
Audit and Finance Standing Committee (AFSC)
The AFSC supports the Board by ensuring that PHO conducts itself according to the principles of ethical financial and management behaviour and that it is efficient and effective in its use of public funds by overseeing PHO’s accounting, financial reporting and audit practices.