Audit Committee membership and meetings


Loddon Shire Council’s audit committee is an advisory committee comprising five members–one Councillor and four external independent persons. The current membership consists of:


  • Cr Gavan Holt

Independent external persons:

  • Mr Rod Baker (Chair)
  • Mr Alan Darbyshire
  • Mr Jarrah O'Shea 
  • Mr Rod Poxon

Mr Baker was recommended as Chair of the committee for 2019/20 at the meeting held on 23 May 2019 and Council endorsed that recommendation at the Ordinary Meeting held on 27 May 2019.


Meetings are held generally on the second Thursday in August, November, February and May.

Council’s Chief Executive Officer and Director Corporate Services attend the meetings in an advisory capacity.

Audit program

The audit program was originally developed following a risk profiling exercise for Council facilitated by HLB Mann Judd, Council’s internal audit firm, and involving a number of key staff from Council’s various business units. The program is reviewed annually to ensure that it is still relevant and efforts are being invested into areas that will receive the most benefit from review.

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