Australian Red Cross turns to Diligent Boards™ to enhance productivity

In addition to being a leading provider of humanitarian aid in Australia, the Australian Red Cross also provides a range of services and programmes, including international aid across the Asia-Pacific region, the advocacy of international humanitarian law, migration support, emergency management, blood donation and community services. The Australian Red Cross has been a Diligent Boards™ client since April 2017.


The Australian Red Cross is governed by the National Council, which is made up of 53 voting members including the President and the National Board. The National Council delegates operational and management decisions and other responsibilities to the National Board and the CEO.

The Red Cross’ National Board is a volunteer board with 16 members, eight of which are representatives of each state and territory within Australia. The members are a mix of highly skilled workers, including accountants, lawyers and businesspersons, as well as volunteers and philanthropists. These members are the key policy-makers for the Australian Red Cross, meeting bimonthly