Compliance Organisational Structure



This Compliance Organisational Structure template sets out 3 different organisational structures for compliance. The option that may be adopted for an organisation largely depends on the size of the organisation, the resources available and the industry within which the organisation is in.

Guidance is provided to enable you to select the best compliance organisational structure for your organisation. Each option sets out the compliance management role and where it sits in relation to the overarching governance, risk management and compliance structure for the organisation.

This Compliance Organisational Structure template may be used for organisations of all sizes.


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This Compliance Organisational Structure template describes the structure for governance, risk and compliance management of an organisation.

There are 3 alternative options. All three options provide for an integrated framework to governance, risk and compliance management with responsibilities and accountability of compliance obligations outlined accordingly. Guidance on selecting the correct option for your organisation is provided and templates for each of the 3 options contained in the Microsoft Power Point file.

The overarching corporate governance framework adopts a three lines of defence model for ensuring an efficient monitoring of all operational and management systems within the organisation, including the compliance management system.

This template is applicable to organisations of all sizes and should be read in conjunction with the following documents:

  1. Compliance Management Framework
  2. Compliance Management Policy
  3. Compliance Management Procedures

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Integrated framework

This document forms part of the set of documents used for building an integrated governance, risk management and compliance framework for an organisation. We recommend that you read our Guide to Governance Risk Management and Compliance before using this document.

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Related documents

  1. Code of Conduct
  2. Compliance Management Framework
  3. Compliance Management Policy
  4. Compliance Management Procedures

Compliance organisational structure


  1. Description. 1
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  3. No of pages. 1
  4. Author 1
  5. Last updated. 1
  6. Integrated framework. 1
  7. Complete kit 1
  8. Related documents. 1
  9. Revision table. 2
  10. Document location. 2
  11. Purpose. 2
  12. Scope. 2
  13. Governance structure. 2
  14. [Option 1 Compliance organisational structure: 3
    • Organisation chart 3
    • Compliance documentation. 4
  15. [Option 2 Compliance organisational structure: 5
    • Organisation chart 5
    • Compliance documentation. 5
  16. [Option 3: Compliance organisational structure: 7
    • Organisation chart 7
    • Compliance documentation. 8
  17. Collaborative approach. 9
  18. Three lines of defence. 9
  19. Periodic review.. 9


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