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A Responsible Person is someone who is responsible for governing a charity. Generally, a charity’s Responsible People are its board or committee members, or trustees (including insolvency trustees or administrators).

Registered charities are required to meet the ACNC Governance Standards. Under Governance Standard 4, charities must make sure its Responsible People are suitable. Under Governance Standard 5, they must ensure their Responsible People are aware of their duties and comply with them.

See our factsheet about Responsible People.