Commercial Policies

“The governance policies templates provided by Governance Matters made producing policies for Baseball NSW easy.”

Rodger Powell Director, Baseball NSW

Governance Matters has developed a set of governance policies that are:

  • plain english
  • practical
  • best practice
  • easily adapted to suit the requirements of your particular organisation and sector.

Not sure if the style and content of our policies is right for you or your organisation, try our free policies, Non-Executive Board Member Position Description and Governance Performance Check.

Free Governance Policies

If you implement the policies you will adopt best practice governance in your organisation. If you are an Australian organisation you will also comply with the Australian Standard AS 8000-2003 Good Governance Principles.

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  • Board Charter Policy Package

    This includes all 31 Governance Matters policies which collectively forms a Board Charter.
    Investment: $6000(+gst). Save $750

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  • Access, Indemnity and Insurance

    Details the right of a board member to access organisational information, be indemnified by the organisation for costs, losses, damages or expenses arising from their role as a board member and be insured under the Directors’ and Officers’ Liability Insurance Policy or government insurance. $250(+gst)

    $250.00 Add to cart

  • Audit Committee Charter

    Details everything about the composition of the Audit Committee, its role and how it functions so that the board can: be confident that the information in the financial statements is reliable, oversee adequate internal controls; and lead an organisation which is ethical and values-driven $250(+gst)

    $250.00 Add to cart

  • Board “For Decision” Papers

    Details the format of papers which come to the board with a recommendation from management. The policy is designed to ensure the board has the right information in the right format before it makes a decision. $250(+gst)

    $250.00 Add to cart

  • Board Agenda

    Details how agendas are prepared and the sequence of agenda items so the board spends time on the most important matters up-front. The policy includes a proforma agenda. $250(+gst)

    $250.00 Add to cart

  • Board and Board Member Continuing Development

    Outlines everything about how the board, as a group, and board members, individually, continue to learn and develop to enable them to fulfill their governance role. $250(+gst)

    $250.00 Add to cart

  • Board and Committee Papers

    Details the length, style and format of board papers and the time in, and means by, which they must be circulated to the board. $250(+gst)

    $250.00 Add to cart

  • Board Calendar

    Comprises a list of all suggested matters which can be included in the annual board (and committee) calendar so the board and its committees handle known, governance responsibilities in an orderly way throughout the year.A proforma calendar is included for completion. $250(+gst)

    $250.00 Add to cart

  • Board Code of Conduct

    Details, in practical terms, how each board member agrees to behave in their role as a member of the board. Each board member “signs-on” to the Code of Conduct. $250(+gst)

    $250.00 Add to cart

  • Board Conflict of Interest

    Boards always grapple with conflict of interest. Partly, whether a conflict exists, if it does, how should it be handled? The details of this policy covers every imaginable conflict of interest situation and details exactly how each type of conflict should be managed. $250(+gst)

    $250.00 Add to cart

  • Board Diversity

    Outlines how the board considers its diversity when looking to recommend new board members to those who elect or appoint the board. $250(+gst)

    $250.00 Add to cart

  • Board Member and Staff Relationships

    Details the occasion, tenor and protocol for board member interaction with management and staff. $250(+gst)

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  • Board Member Induction

    Proformas are included to be used in identifying skill gaps on the board, the board member nomination process and appointment of board members. $250(+gst)

    $250.00 Add to cart

  • Board Member Selection and Election

    Details the process the board follows for the selection of a board member to fill a casual vacancy or the appointment of a board member where the Constitution (Rules) provides for appointed board members. It also outlines the process followed in relation to the election of board members. Proformas are included to be used in identifying skill gaps on the board, the board member nomination process and the appointment of board members. $250(+gst)

    $250.00 Add to cart

  • Board Role and Functions Statement

    Clearly defines the role and functions of the board compared to management/operations. $250(+gst)

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  • Board Secretary Position Description

    Details the specific responsibilities and rights of the board secretary. $250(+gst)

    $250.00 Add to cart

  • Board, Chair, Board Member and Committee Performance Evaluation

    Details the way in which the board evaluates its performance and the performance of the Chair, board members and board committees. $250(+gst)

    $250.00 Add to cart

  • CEO Performance Management

    Details the way in which the board manages the performance of the CEO to align efforts with the strategic and annual objectives of the organisation. $250(+gst)

    $250.00 Add to cart

  • CEO Position Description

    Outlines the CEO’s responsibilities for providing strategic leadership of the organisation as well as the way in which the CEO works with the board and senior management to establish, implement and monitor the strategic direction of the organisation and its goals, strategies, plans and policies. $250(+gst)

    $250.00 Add to cart

  • Chair Position Description

    Provides around 30 specific expectations of the role of the Chair from board leadership issues to chairing meetings and time commitments. $250(+gst)

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  • Executive (Staff) Board Member Position Description

    Adapts the non-executive board member position description to the role of an executive (staff) board member. $250(+gst)

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  • Governance Committee Charter

    Details everything about how the Governance Committee should function. It exists to assist the Board in the effective discharge of its governance, nominations and remuneration responsibilities. $250(+gst)

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  • Matters Reserved for the Board

    Outlines how to draw a clear line between the governance matters which must be decided by the board and operational matters which are delegated to the CEO and management for decision. Lists over 50 specific, suggested matters which must come to the board for approval. $250(+gst)

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  • Minutes of Board and Committee Meetings

    Details the process for finalising the minutes of board meetings and the form the minutes take to adequately and correctly reflect discussion and decisions. This policy also applies to the recording of minutes of meetings of board committees. $250(+gst)

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  • Nominations’ Committee Charter

    Details everything about how the Nominations’ Committee should function to ensure the board has the skills, diversity, values and behaviours required for the good governance of the organisation. $250(+gst)

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  • Non-Executive Board Member Position Description

    As a board member you are required to: represent the interests of members in the governance of the organisation;
    understand the difference between governing and managing to avoid interfering in operational issues which are the doman of management; monitor the management of operations and the affairs of the organisation; and ensure that the best interests of the organisation are paramount (comply with the Code of Conduct). $250(+gst)

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  • Remuneration Committee Charter

    Details everything about how the remuneration committee should function. It exists to assist the board in adopting employment policies that encourage organisational and individual performance. $250(+gst)

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  • Risk Committee Charter

    Details everything about how the risk committee should function. It exists to assist the board to provide necessary oversight of organisational risks: external environment; strategic; and, operational. $250(+gst)

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  • Risk Management Policy

    Details the way in which the board and the organisation identify, manage and monitor the risks faced by the organisation. The policy includes a proforma risk management register. $250(+gst)

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  • Strategy Setting and Planning Policy

    Details how the Board, CEO and senior management assume responsibility for the development of the organisation’s strategic direction/plan and operational/annual plan. $250(+gst)

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  • Succession Planning: CEO and Direct Reports

    Details how the board considers and approves, annually, a succession plan for the CEO and the CEO’s direct reports. $250(+gst)

    $250.00 Add to cart

  • Succcession Planning: Chair and Board Members

    Details how the board considers and approves, annually, a succession plan for the Chair and board members. $250(+gst)

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