Office of the Director-General

The Office of the Director-General has a range of responsibilities – to ensure compliance with regulations, examine sensitive records for access before their public release, oversee strategic relationships and provide executive support to the Director-General. Its sections include International and Strategic Liaison, Legal Services, and Strategic Planning and Governance. It also manages the Archives' state and territory offices.

International and Strategic Liaison provides strategic support and coordination of the Archives' whole-of-organisation relationships including Portfolio Minister's and Secretary's Offices and secretariat support for the Archives' Advisory Council and Executive Board. The section also plays a key role in the Archives' relationships with international stakeholders such as ICA, Forum of National Archivists (FAN) and other global peers; plays an active role in PARBICA, the Pacific Regional Branch of the ICA; and coordinates visits from international delegations and the Archives' engagement with professional archives associations such as CAARA. The section also coordinates the Archives' role in the development of international and national archival standards.

Legal Services Provides legal advice to the Director-General and other members of the Leadership Team on matters relevant to the function and operation of the Archives. In addition it provides legal advice to line areas which may include liaison with external legal service providers.

The Strategic Planning and Governance section maintains and develops robust decision-making processes; strategies to manage the organisation’s risk; and compliance with relevant external regulations. The section is responsible for business continuity management, and fraud control. This section also plays a key role in coordination of the State and Territory workshops, Audit & Risk Committee and other Governance Committees within the Archives.

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