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Our RACI Board Committees


The Board has put a number of committees in place to oversee various aspects of the RACI organisation. The committees comprise at least one Board member to act as a conduit between the Board and the committee, a chair and a number of committee members. The chair may or may not be a Board member.

Nominations Committee

Responsibilities of the committee include:

  • Calling for expressions of interest in the position of member of the Board or for other officers of the RACI, and to ensure that suitable candidates are nominated for election
  • Calling for nominations for prizes, awards or other recognition given by the RACI and other Institutions, as appropriate, and to oversee the evaluation of all nominations and determine if and to whom a prize, award or other recognition should be made
  • Appointing or enlisting the aid of suitably qualified chemists or other professionals to assist in evaluating nominees for prizes, awards or other recognition (if required).
  • Committee members

    Position
    There are no records.

    Membership Assessment Committee [MAC]

    Responsibilities of the committee include:

  • Professional assessment of senior applicants for membership, including FRACI CChem and MRACI CChem and advise the Board on their suitability for admission to the RACI
  • Expediting the processing of membership applications (by reporting directly to the Board)
  • Advising the Board on the suitability of Australian and overseas degrees and diplomas in chemistry and chemistry related disciplines as qualification for RACI membership, and to review these from time to time
  • Advising the Board on specific aspects of policy in relation to academic and practical qualifications for RACI membership.
  • Committee members

    Position
    Chair - Dr Renate Griffith
    Committee Member - Mary Fletcher
    Committee Member - Dr Ken Smit
    Committee Member - Dr George Vamvounis
    Committee Member - Dr Xiaoqing Zhang

    Qualifications and Accreditation Committee [QAC]

    Responsibilities of the committee include:

  • Developing, reviewing and recommending to the Board the guidelines to be adopted by the RACI for the accreditation of undergraduate courses in chemistry and related subjects
  • Assessing new courses for which accreditation is being sought to determine whether they meet the guidelines, and making appropriate recommendations to the Board regarding the granting of accreditation
  • Reviewing all accredited courses on a five (5) year cycle by carrying out site visits to tertiary institutions to ensure that they continue to meet the accreditation guidelines, and making appropriate recommendations to the Board.
  • Committee members

    Position
    Chair - Daniel Southam
    RACI Coordinator - Mr Ben Fletcher
    RACI Coordinator - Mr Roger Stapleford
    Board Member - (Erased) (Erased)
    Board Member - Dr Matthew James Sykes

    Finance, Risk and Audit Committee

    Responsibilities of the committee include:

  • Overseeing the financial performance of the RACI
  • Minimising the financial risk to the organisation
  • Receiving and acting on audit reports and audit recommendations
  • Recommending the audit company to the Board
  • Investing RACI consolidated funds to ensure a favourable return on the funds
  • Ensuring there is minimal risk in all investments of the RACI consolidated funds
  • Overseeing the cash flow performance needs of the RACI.
  • Committee members

    Position
    Chair - Dr Matthew James Sykes
    RACI Coordinator - Mr Roger Stapleford
    Committee Member - Steven Bottle
    Committee Member - Dr Cynthia Cliff
    Committee Member - Mrs Tania Notaras

    External Relations Committee

    Responsibilities of the committee include:

  • Forging links with like societies and institutions in Australia and internationally
  • Fostering, encouraging and coordinating the international activities of the RACI and members
  • Fostering and encouraging the involvement of Australian chemists in international organisations especially IUPAC, FACS and the Pacific rim countries
  • Fostering and encouraging the involvement of the RACI Divisions in international activities
  • Maintaining effective liaison between the RACI and the National Committee for Chemistry of the Australian Academy of Science
  • Reporting to the Board and Assembly on the status of international activities of the RACI.
  • Committee members

    Position
    There are no records.

    Schools committee

    Responsibilities of the committee include:

  • Coordinating the RACI schools outreach activity to maximise benefits for schools
  • Overseeing the ANCQ implementing policies and procedures ensuring the Quiz maintains its goal of promoting chemistry and developing an interest in the subject in secondary school students in Asia Pacific
  • Overseeing the standardisation of state based school outreach activities to maximise the effectiveness at minimal cost.
  • Increase the penetration of the outreach activities to the school
  • Work with ASTA to ensure the schools outreach activity provides the projects and resources the teachers need.
  • Committee members

    Position
    Chair - Dr Adam Cawley
    RACI Coordinator - Mr Roger Stapleford
    Committee Member - Dr Andrew Eaton
    Committee Member - Charles Fogliani
    Committee Member - Dr Adrian George
    Committee Member - Ms Regina Menz
    Committee Member - Chris Thompson
    Observer: Member - Mrs Maree Stuart

    Inclusion and diversity committee

    Responsibilities of the committee include:

  • Provides a senior forum for the identification and consideration of equity issues, intended to enhance equity and reduce any inequitable and discriminatory practices that may exist within the Organisation.
  • Advises on equity aspects warranting attention in the Organisation strategic, functional and operational plans and develops broad position statements to assist in this regard.
  • Advises on the equity implications of the Organisation policies and practices and on Organisational responses to policy initiatives.
  • Provides an annual consolidated equity report to the Board.
  • Addresses other equity matters as directed by the Board.
  • Committee members

    Position
    Chair - Amir Karton
    Board Member - Dr Renate Griffith
    Committee Member - Kathryn Fairfull-Smith
    Committee Member - Dr Becky Fuller
    Committee Member - Dr Sally Hutchinson
    Committee Member - Tanja Junkers
    Committee Member - Amir Karton
    Committee Member - Ms Mei Yi Leow
    Committee Member - Neil O'Brien-Simpson
    Committee Member - Dr Peter Sherrell
    Committee Member - Dr Ken Smit
    Committee Member - Dr Artiene Tatian

     

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