You must tell us each time a Responsible Person (a committee member, board member or trustee) takes on or finishes a role they have as a Responsible Person.
This includes any change in their role (for example, if the Treasurer has been elected as the new Chair of the board).
The name and position of a charity’s Responsible People are listed on the charity’s record on the Charity Register.
. Notify us by making the changes to the Responsible People in the Charity Portal
Log in to the Portal and select the charity for which you want to make the change. Then click 'Manage people' and you will see a link to the form you need.
Authorised Person and Primary Contact
A charity may also have an ‘authorised person’ and a ‘primary contact’. These are just administrative roles for dealing with the ACNC.
An authorised person is someone that has the authority to speak to us on behalf of the charity and manage the charity’s details in the Charity Portal. An authorised person may or may not be a Responsible Person. Common examples of an authorised persons are CEO, finance manager and office manager. But it is up to a charity to decide who is authorised to act on its behalf.
A primary contact is someone the ACNC can ask for when contacting the charity. A primary contact may or may not be a Responsible Person. It is up to a charity to decide who is the best person to list as a primary contact for the ACNC.
You can make changes to your charity’s ‘authorised contact’ or ‘primary contact’ in the Charity Portal. These people will not appear on the Charity Register.