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Experience underpinned by integrity

At AKG, our robust governance systems are designed to ensure integrity and excellence across the group, embodying our vision, purpose and values at all levels.

Corporate governance

AKG has a mature corporate governance framework that has been refined over the past 30 years. It combines our learned experience in systems, procedures and culture, including auditing, quality assurance, workplace health and safety, advanced data analytics, risk management, e-business management, recruitment, technology and community engagement.

Board meetings

AKG is governed by a Board of Directors.

Board meetings consider reports from the CEO of each subsidiary company, and from the group’s Chief Financial Officer, Chief Information Officer and the Chief of Governance and Compliance.

The AKG Board

Mr Duncan Angus

Founded the group in 1991, is the owner and primary shareholder. Duncan has extensive experience growing and leading companies as CEO and Chairman. He has been instrumental in implementing the Groups’ successful partnership model and developing the Angus Knight growth agenda.

Joseph Carrozzi, AM

Joseph  is the Chair of the AKG Board, and an experienced board chair and business leader, and former Managing Partner for the Sydney Practice of PwC.

Mr Nic Fairbank

Nicolas (Nic) Fairbank joined Angus Knight Group in July 2022 from Programmed Skilled Workforce, where he was CEO of Australia’s largest staffing business. Nic has a history of developing strong business relationships and has led multiple acquisitions and successful systems, process and cultural integrations. He is a passionate advocate for diversity, inclusion and gender equality.

Prof. Peter Shergold, AC

Prof. Peter Shergold, AC  is former Secretary of the Departments of Employment, Education and the Prime Minister and Cabinet.  After 12 years as Chancellor of Western Sydney University, he now serves as Chair of a number of private, public and not-for-profit organisations. 

Ms Rachel Grimes, AM

Rachel has over thirty years experience in financial servies and a passion for accounting. She holds several non-executive Director roles and is a member of the Financial Reporting Council, Director on the Accounting Professional and Ethical Standards Board and was made a Member of the Order of Australia for her services to the accountancy profession.

Ms Zara Curtis

Director of Content and Customer Engagement at Insurance Australia Group, Zara is a leader of innovation, creativity and people.

Mr Lincoln John Hart, OAM

The Executive Chairman of Tourism Australia, and holds multiple Board positions in service industries.

Governance, Quality and Integrity

The Chief of Governance and Compliance, Mr Anthony Parsons, and our Privacy Officer, Ms Robyn Kingston, report directly to the Board. Each has around 20 years’ experience in the Commonwealth Senior Executive Service, dating back to the design and outsourcing of employment services in 1998, giving them an intimate understanding of employment service contracts.

“We take our responsibility as care takers of sensitive data very seriously. Our governance structures are at the core of what we do everyday.”

Anthony Parsons – Chief of Governance and Compliance

Board committees

Two board committees ensure effective oversight of key operational and strategic areas.

Quality, integrity and risk

The Quality, Integrity and Risk Subcommittee regularly examines feedback from clients, our independent and anonymous whistleblower facility, and our continuous improvement register. It is also responsible for our internal and external audit program of works, and monitors the effectiveness of detailed risk plans. Our risk plans are managed by an inhouse system modelled on the Riskman and Risk-Active facilities previously used by the Department of Education Skills and Employment. This subcommittee has overall responsibility for operating policies and procedures, and compliance with contractual requirements.

People and culture

The People and Culture Subcommittee meets regularly to monitor workplace health and safety initiatives as well as staff development and retention strategies. It has oversight of all recruitment and separation, workplace health and safety, staff performance, and remuneration matters.

Independent certification

AKG is proud to have been externally certified as meeting the following standards:

ISO27001 International Information Security Management standard

ISO9001 Quality Management Systems standard

Right Fit for Risk
Quality Assurance Framework (QAF) – for our Workforce Australia contract
National Standard for Disability Services (NSDS) – for our Disability Employment Services contract
ASQA (Australian Skills Quality Authority) accreditation for the two registered training organisations operated by the group.

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Our team is always exploring new ideas and opportunities to build meaningful solutions with real impact. We work best co-designing with employers, local stakeholders and people with lived experience. Connect with us to explore how we can work together for change.

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