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The Perth Diocesan Trustees is a body corporate incorporated under the Anglican Church of Australia (Diocesan Trustees) Act 1888. The Trustees are also governed by The Diocesan Trustees’ Statute 1952-1990 which (amongst other things) regulates the operation and method of election of the Trustees.
The Trustees comprise the Archbishop ex officio, two clerical and two lay Trustees nominated by the Diocesan Council and six lay Trustees elected by Synod. The Trustees elect their own Chairman, select a Treasurer from amongst their number and appoint a Secretary who is also the Chief Executive Officer/Diocesan Secretary.
The responsibilities of the Trustees include the duties to:
The Trustees is analogous to a board of directors of a company with the members of Synod being the “shareholders” of that company. The Trustees are subject to the same legal duties, liabilities and obligations to both the diocese and the beneficiaries of the trusts which they administer as a board of directors of a company owe to the company’s shareholders.
The Perth Diocesan Trustees meet monthly but do not meet in January or in the month Synod is held.
(Last updated on 20 November 2018)