Corporate Governance Charter

The Fred Hollows Foundation is an independent, secular development agency, established in Australia in 1992. It now operates in Africa and Asia as well as in remote Indigenous communities in Australia.

Inspired by ophthalmologist and human rights activist, the late Professor Fred Hollows, The Foundation works for a world where no-one is needlessly blind and Indigenous Australians enjoy the same health and life expectancy as other citizens.

The Foundation is constituted as an unlisted public company limited by guarantee under Australian law. It is a membership-based, not-for-profit, non-government organisation. It is governed by the relevant provisions of the Corporations Act 2001 and its own Constitution adopted by the members in 2004, as subsequently amended. The Foundation is also registered as a charity with the Australian Not-for-profit Charities Commission and must meet its requirements including certain governance standards, and is also registered for fundraising purposes with State and Territory authorities.

You can download the full Corporate Governance Charter here. 

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