Audit and Risk Committee

The Audit and Risk Committee is established by a Council under section 53 of the Local Government Act 2020 (the Act).

The Committee assists Council to fulfil its organisational risk management, accounting and reporting responsibilities.

It does this by:

  • ensuring Council policies and procedures comply with the Act and any Ministerial directions
  • monitoring Council's financial and performance reporting
  • monitoring and advising on risk management and fraud management prevention systems and controls
  • overseeing internal and external audit functions.

The Committee reports to Council as an Advisory Committee and meets at least four times per year.

Each year, the Committee undertakes an assessment of its performance against the Committee Charter. It also prepares a biannual audit and risk report, outlining activities, findings and recommendations. Both reports are provided to the CEO for tabling at the next Council meeting. 


City of Stonnington's Committee comprises 3 Councillors and 4 independent members. The Chair and members of the Committee are appointed a resolution of the Council. The Chairperson must not be a Councillor of the Council.

Councillor members

  • Mayor, Cr Joe Gianfriddo
  • Cr Marcia Griffin
  • Cr Polly Morgan

Independent members

  • Chair, Ms Bev Excell
  • Mr David Ashmore
  • Ms Pallavi Khanna
  • Ms Jenny Johanson

The Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and relevant staff attend meetings, but are not voting members.

Download Audit and Risk Committee Charter

Audit and Risk Committee Charter(PDF, 164KB)