Formed in 1965, Diabetes WA is a not-for-profit, member based organisation that has served the Western Australian community for more than 50 years.
Such a milestone is a result of the work of our dedicated staff, the guidance of our volunteer board and a strict adherence to sound governance principles.
Effective from 13 June 2017 we have completed transition from an Incorporated Association to an Australian Public Company limited by guarantee.
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) have accepted our registration as Diabetes WA Ltd with a new ACN: 610 729 612. Please note that our ABN:77 867 587 369 will remain unchanged.
This change is important from a strategic context as the scale and scope of Diabetes WA’s activities, both now and in the future, is better suited to this new structure and will further enable the organisation to progress our strategic goals.
Diabetes WA Ltd is an Australian Public Company, limited by guarantee.
It is governed by a Board of eight voluntary directors, who are legally responsible and accountable for governing and controlling our organisation.
The role of the Board is to ensure that Diabetes WA achieves its goals and that, in the pursuit of these goals, it meets all of the legal and moral responsibilities and requirements of good corporate governance.
The Board meets every two months and scrutinises strategic, management and operational reports provided by the CEO.
The Board’s responsibilities and processes are set out in our constitution, Constitution of Diabetes WA Ltd trading as Diabetes WA. The constitution has been lodged with ASIC and ACNC.
Included in our constitution is information on the goals of our organisation plus the role, powers and election of the Board and its Members.
All Board Members undertake a comprehensive induction which outlines their legal responsibilities as a director and provides general information about Diabetes WA and relevant policies.
These policies include – but are not limited to – our code of conduct, conflicts of interest, decision making framework, contentious issues and stakeholder engagement.
The Board also forms two specialist committees based on experience and qualifications for further independent scrutiny of management and policy.