Corporate Governance

Our Board

Mr Chris Waller

Chris has been a Director of MIGAS since 2005 and Chairman from 2007, acting briefly as CEO from December 2013 to April 2014. Chris has run successful medium-sized manufacturing, servicing and distribution businesses in Australia and Africa.  A company director since 1988, Chris is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Institute of Management, as well as a Chartered Engineer in Australia and the UK.

Chris was Chairman of Shine Lawyers from 2003 until 2013. From 1998 to 2008 he was a Chairman with The Executive Connection, one of the world's leading international organisations for Chief Executives. Chris is a former Managing Director of Eimco Australia and Tamrock Australia (a $100M turnover subsidiary of Sandvik AB, a Swedish public company). In addition, he was Regional Director for Tamrock Africa & Australia reporting to the Tamrock Worldwide CEO, based in Tampere, Finland. Formerly, he was VP for Asia Pacific for Baker Hughes Inc., a Houston based multinational, and an Executive VP for Tamrock Inc., based in Pittsburgh, USA. 

Mr Bruce White

Bruce is the Managing Director of the largest privately owned and operated foundry in Queensland - White Industries, based in Dalby, Queensland. He has spent the last 19 years with White Industries, 12 of them as Managing Director. White Industries is in the top four foundries in Australia employing 55 staff.

Previously, Bruce spent 13 years with Westpac Banking Corporation working in various branches throughout the state including Dalby, Toowoomba, Wandoan, Taroom, Miles, Chinchilla and Mackay in Commercial Lending Roles. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and The Executive Connection. 

Mr Rod Margetts

Rod is a qualified Chartered Accountant (NZ) and joined the MIGAS Board in late 2007 and is currently Principal Consultant with Oxford Associates, a consultancy firm specialising in a range of innovative business improvement solutions and management advice to clients in the health, employment and training sectors.

Rod has held a number of high profile positions including:

Chief Finance Officer of the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service and the Chair of the Queensland Health CFO Network (2009 - 2015)

Chief Operating Officer, SkillsTech Australia (2006-2009)

Director, Business Analysis, Department of Employment & Training, Queensland (2004 – 2006)

Director, Financial Business Improvement, Queensland Health (2000 – 2004)

Mr James Slade-Symons

James is the Managing Director of Macarthur Human Capital – helping connect organisations with their people to secure effective business outcomes. 

MHC has positioned itself in the market as a Human Resource Outsourced provider (HRO), introducing the latest HR products, complimented by the advice of tenured industry HR professionals and organisational psychologists. This approach unites behavioural science and experience, delivering consistent, quantifiable results.

During his career James has worked both here and in the UK, equipping him with HR leadership and consulting expertise. His experience has been gained in FTSE and ASX listed organisations, through to private mid-tier businesses, giving him broad and diverse commercial insight.

James has launched several start up enterprises in the HR industry, both successful, profitable entities, which have been founded on the discipline of large corporates, without the inefficiency and overheads that come with size.

James is well socialised across the HR and C-Level community, and is recognised as an accomplished HR key note speaker. His broad industry insight, HR and accounting skillsets, provide him with an objective, commercially driven approach to business management, underpinned by well proven people leadership expertise.

Ms Carolyn Barker AM

Carolyn is an experienced CEO and company director with over twenty years track record in running middle market businesses in the private and government sectors. She possesses well-developed interpersonal skills and has a history of delivering projects on budget, on time.

Carolyn is a recognised innovative and strategic thinker who creates ‘the impossible’.  She is an experienced coach to internal and external executives and a well-regarded public speaker and keynote presenter.

Carolyn currently holds the following board appointments:

Director - Shine Lawyers

Director - The Cyber Institute Pty Ltd

Director - Brisbane City Transport Advisory Board

Chair - Griffith Business School Advisory Board

Carolyn holds a Doctor of Business Administration from the Queensland University of Technology and an MBA from the International Graduate School of Management, University of South Australia.

Board Charter

The Role of the Management Committee (“Board”)

The role of the Board is to provide strategic guidance for MIGAS and effective oversight of management.

In performing its role, the Board should act at all times:

  • in recognition of its overriding responsibility to act honestly, fairly and in accordance with the law in serving the interests of the entity’s stakeholders, including its employees, customers and the community;
  • in accordance with the duties and obligations imposed upon them by the Rules of MIGAS and the law; and         
  • with integrity and objectivity, consistently with the ethical and other standards set out in the corporate governance policies and codes of conduct of MIGAS.

The Board always retains ultimate authority over management of MIGAS.

The Responsibilities of the Board

The responsibilities of the Board include:

  • setting the direction, strategies and financial objectives of MIGAS
  • oversight of MIGAS, including its control and accountability systems
  • appointing, reviewing the performance of, and removing the Chief Executive Officer
  • monitoring compliance with regulatory requirements and ethical standards
  • overviewing and approving management’s corporate strategy and performance objectives
  • monitoring the implementation of the policies, strategies and objectives of MIGAS
  • reviewing and ratifying systems of risk management and internal compliance and control
  • establishing corporate governance and legal compliance systems, as well as monitoring compliance with those systems
  • monitoring senior management’s performance and their implementation of strategy and budgets
  • ensuring appropriate resources are available for MIGAS in the pursuit of its objectives
  • approving and monitoring the progress of major capital expenditure, capital management and acquisitions
  • approving and monitoring financial and other reporting
  • approving significant changes to the organisational structure, including significant acquisitions
  • deciding on any matter which is in excess of the discretions or limits that have been delegated from time to time to senior management; and
  • reviewing on a continuing basis:
    • executive succession planning; and
    • executive development activities.

In performing its responsibilities and functions, the Board may delegate any of its powers to a sub-committee or to other persons in accordance with the Rules of MIGAS.

Complaints, grievances and feedback

At MIGAS, we value your feedback and we strive to make every MIGAS experience a productive one. We encourage you to talk to our Field Officers regarding complaints, grievances or feedback about our services. Alternatively, you can call our Head Office Support line on 07 3868 1815 as both these will provide the fastest possible resolution. We welcome your feedback and undertake to provide a timely response to all comments, grievances and feedback.

Our key policies

Code of Conduct

Quality Policy

Health and Safety Policy

Injury Management and Rehabilitation Policy

Bullying and Harassment Prevention Policy 

Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Policy 

Fit for Work (Fatigue, Stress, Drug and Alcohol) Policy

Privacy Policy

Social Media Policy

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