Furthermore, Katungul has implemented a new rule book which sets out several structural changes within the organisation. These include:
- The appointment of a new board, consisting of six to eight members. The majority will lie with community or member directors from local Indigenous communities. These directors may appoint two specialist non-member directors who will participate as equal members of the board.
- The need to implement an Audit and Risk Committee who will support the board and increase the capacity of the board to make and manage decisions. This will add to the accountability process and improve transparency.
- Katungul has a new corporate structure that will make the organisation more efficient and effective. These changes see the finance manager and clinical manager positions removed and replaced with operational level managers who offer a hands-on managerial approach.
These structural changes are in the best interest of the community. They will help reduce the risk of fraudulent behaviour witnessed in the past and reinstate trust between board members, key stakeholders and the wider community.
Katungul is optimistic about the future. We are focused on the needs of our members and patients, and regaining our title as the service provider of choice for Indigenous people on the Far South Coast. We look forward to you joining us on this journey to better health and community wellbeing.