Governance

    Governance

    The Abbotsford Convent Foundation

    The Abbotsford Convent Foundation (ACF) is a company limited by guarantee formed and operating under the provisions of the Corporations Act. It is governed by a skills-based Board, responsible for strategic planning and long-term policy setting. The Board sets the vision and mission of the Abbotsford Convent Foundation and the Directors have the same responsibilities as any company director, so they must provide financial and fiduciary oversight and make sure that the ACF operates within all relevant laws. The Board appoints the Chief Executive Officer and evaluates the CEO’s performance.

    Business Plan 17/18 – 21/22

    In 2016, the ACF Board delivered a new Strategic Plan for the Convent, which provided the direction for the ACF’s Business Plan 17/18 – 21/22.

    This Business Plan details the ACF’s new vision and values, strategic priorities, our market, what we will do and the results we are seeking in the short and medium term.

    This is a key time of change for the ACF and the Convent. Now 13 years old, the ACF is moving into a new phase of its history. In its first years, the priority was to ‘prove the model’ by ‘surviving,’ followed by a period of achieving a base level of financial sustainability. Now that this goal has been achieved, the next phase in the Convent’s trajectory is focussed on restoring and activating the whole site. The ACF will operate in a more integrated and connected way, driving organisational and community outcomes through using our assets with more ambition, while remaining true to our social purpose and the expectations of our community and partners.

    Read the Business Plan 17/18 – 21/22 here.

    Tenant Consultative Forum

    This method of dialogue between the ACF and its Tenants was adopted as part of the Feedback And Complaints policy ratified in early 2013. It provides an opportunity to work collaboratively for general tenancy issues and also allows the ACF to formally consult the tenant community on future policies and works.

    Tenant and Site Development Committee Archives

    This committee was formed late in 2010 to provide a forum for tenants to have a say on long-term vision and planning for the Convent. It met quarterly and included representatives of the Board, tenants and management. It was chaired by ACF Deputy Chair Charlotte Allen. In its final meeting on 22 March 2013 it was agreed that the planned implementation of Tenant Consultative Forum would replace the TSDC and it was disbanded.