This document is part of the Induction resources for board directors resource.

Who this guide is for

This guide is for new board directors.

It helps you understand your integrity obligations, which is a critical part of good governance.

The integrity obligations in this guide reflect the high standards the community expects of public sector organisations.

What you may see as acceptable in private sector organisations, can bring you, your board, staff and public sector organisations into disrepute.

Further reading

We also encourage you to read the investigation reports of Victoria’s integrity agencies to stay in touch with key integrity issues such as:

How organisations can use this guide

If you’re a public sector organisation, you can use this guide to develop board inductions tailored to your needs.

You can give board directors more resources than what is in this guide.

Why we wrote this guide

We wrote this resource in response to the Victorian Ombudsman’s Investigation into allegations of improper conduct by officers at Goulburn Murray Water report.

The report identified integrity risk areas board directors and boards need to be aware of.