The AHPRA Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee (FARMC) is a committee of the Agency Management Committee (AManC), chaired by Ms Barbara Yeoh. The Committee is responsible for ensuring an effective audit and risk assessment function for AHPRA.
In fulfilling its responsibilities to the AManC, the FARMC reports to the AManC with an annual report on the activities and operations of the FARMC and the achievements against its charter and the annual Audit and Risk Assessment Plan.
Ms Barbara Yeoh
Ms Yeoh is the current Chair of Monash Health, Director of the Victoria State Emergency Service Authority and Deputy Chair of the CASA Board Audit Committee.
She has previously served on the Board of Austin Health and Eastern Health in Victoria. She has over 25 years’ experience as a director across a range of public and private sector agencies including in the health, education, finance, insurance, transport, technology and infrastructure sectors. Ms Yeoh has previously served as a Council Member and Deputy Chancellor at Latrobe University. She has maintained her interest in education through her position as a Principal Associate of Phillips KPA, specialist advisers to the education sector. Ms Yeoh has also held a range of senior management appointments in the Victorian public sector. Ms Yeoh joins the Agency Management Committee as a member with expertise in health, education and training and is appointed for her first three year term to 11 April 2017.
Ms Prudence Ford
Ms Ford is an independent consultant who undertakes a range of reviews, inquiries and projects for both government and non-government sectors.
Ms Ford has 30 years experience in the public service at Commonwealth and State levels, holding senior executive positions in Commonwealth Departments of Community Services and Health, Finance, Attorney General, and the Western Australian Departments of Health, Premier and Cabinet.
Ms Ford is a community member of the Medical Board of Australia and a community member of the Medical Board of Western Australia. She is also a member of the Health Consumers Council of WA. In the past, she has been a member of the National Health and Medical Council, and an inaugural member of the National Blood Authority.
Mr David Taylor
Mr Taylor has extensive experience in the banking and marketing sectors having held senior management positions in the financial services industry. Since retiring as Divisional Head, Business Banking at Bankwest Bank, Mr Taylor has served on the Boards of a number of public, private and government enterprises across a range of industries including health services, information technology, financial services, agribusiness and vocational education. Mr Taylor was former Chair of the Forest Products Commission and the Perth Market Authority. He is currently a Board member of Agrifood Skills Australia Ltd and chairs their Finance & Risk Committee. Mr Taylor holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and is a Graduate Member and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
He joins the Agency Management Committee as a member with expertise in business and administration and is appointed for his first three year term to 11 April 2017.
Mr David Balcombe
Mr Balcombe brings to the Committee considerable experience is accounting, audit and risk management gained during an extensive career at Ernst & Young, as a Partner. He was responsible for quality and risk management in that Firm’s Oceania area before moving to similar roles in the Asia Pacific area where his responsibilities covered much of South East Asia and China. He was also was involved in audit, corporate advisory, internal audit outsourcing and related roles where he served clients in a broad range of industries including government, manufacturing, retail and distribution.
Mr Balcombe is currently a Financial Counsellor with a not-for profit community organisation.
He holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Commerce, is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand and a Registered Company Auditor.
He joined the Finance, Audit & Risk Management Committee as a member with expertise in accounting and audit and risk management, his term will expire on 31 May 2018.
Mr Ian Smith PSM
Mr Smith is reappointed to the Agency Management Committee in March 2016, with a three year term of appointment, as a member with expertise in health, business and administration. He was first appointed in September 2012.
Mr Smith is an experienced senior health official with a strong track record in delivering the full range of integrated health care services – acute care in hospitals, acute psychiatric mental health, community mental health, public health, community and allied health and aged care. He has held many senior executive leadership roles in rural Western Australia including the Pilbara, Kimberley, South West and Great Southern Regions.
Mr Smith capped off his rural CEO responsibilities with metropolitan experience as the CEO of the South Metropolitan Health Service.
Mr Smith has been appointed to the interim Chair for the newly established East Metropolitan Health Service in Perth.