We are committed to running RACQ ethically and in line with the appropriate standards of corporate governance.

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

RACQ’s AGM was held at 10am, Tuesday, 17 November 2020. More information is available in the Notice of Meeting.

Attending the AGM for the final time as President, Bronwyn Morris spoke of her pride in the Club as Queensland experienced bushfires, hail and the effects of a global pandemic yet remained true to our purpose.

Group CEO David Carter joined RACQ just as major disruption caused by COVID-19 pandemic took hold and told the AGM audience he was immediately impressed by the resilience and passion of our people and their commitment to the Club and its members. Mr Carter told members, despite the challenges experienced in FY20, RACQ remains strong, stable, and committed to enhancing their lives and communities.

Ms Morris has completed her three-year term as chairman and president and will now remain on the board as a non-executive director until the 2021 AGM. Elizabeth Jameson was announced at the AGM as the new President and Chair. Ms Jameson has been a valuable member of the RACQ Board for more than a decade and is well placed to successfully lead RACQ into the future. Leona Murphy is the new Deputy Chair.

A recording of the meeting can be viewed here: https://webcast.openbriefing.com/6766/.

Corporate Governance Statement

The RACQ Corporate Governance Statement (PDF 66KB) is current at 28 September 2020 and has been approved by the RACQ board.

The board of directors

The role of the board is to oversee and guide the management of RACQ with the aim of protecting and enhancing long-term member value. The board is responsible for ensuring effective governance practices and the overall performance and conduct of RACQ. A number of committees exist to assist this function.

Committees

  • Group Audit Committee – assists the board fulfilling its objectives and oversight for financial and statutory reporting, external and internal audit, and the effectiveness of the Group’s financial reporting framework.
  • Group Remuneration and Nomination Committee – provides advice in relation to remuneration and nomination policies and practices that accord with RACQ’s values and the relevant compliance obligations.
  • Group Capital and Investments Committee – assists in the governance and stewardship of RACQ Group capital and investments.
  • Risk and Compliance Committee – assists in fulfilling the board’s risk management and compliance responsibilities.

Codes of conduct

Employees at all levels are required to conduct themselves with the highest ethical standards of corporate behaviour. Our directors code of conduct requires directors to behave ethically, act within the law, avoid conflicts of interest and act honestly in all business activities. Our employee code of conduct sets out the principles and standards for all employees.

Speak up framework

RACQ has established a whistleblower reporting framework to encourage and support speaking up when a person has reasonable grounds to suspect misconduct, illegal or inappropriate behaviours. The speak up and reporting process is easy, safe and secure through our independent external whistleblower hotline, Stopline.

More information can be found in the RACQ Whistleblower Policy (PDF, 301KB).

Constitution and bylaws

RACQ’s members have rights which are set out in RACQ’s Constitution (PDF, 300KB) and By-Laws (PDF, 134KB).

Remuneration, performance and assessment

Under the RACQ’s Constitution (PDF, 300KB), eligible members determine the aggregate remuneration payable to directors. The board then determines its individual allocation. Senior management remuneration is determined by market information provided by an independent expert.

We have a formal performance management system for all members of the senior management team. Management discuss their performance with the Group CEO every six months, and the board assesses the performance of the Group CEO.

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