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HMRI is a company limited by guarantee (ABN 27 081 436 919), and operates within a strong, self- imposed set of commercial and financial management governance principles.
HMRI ensures that research is conducted in accordance with the National Code of Conduct for Health and Medical Research.
The HMRI Board oversees the management and strategic direction of HMRI, comprising three independent Directors from each of HMRI’s principal partners – Hunter New England Local Health District, the University of Newcastle and the community – while the Chair of the Board is also a community appointment.
The HMRI Foundation is a group of highly qualified community leaders, who volunteer their time and expertise to oversee the direction of HMRI’s marketing, communications and fundraising activities.
The Hunter Medical Research Institute (ABN: 27 081 436 919) is an Australian Public Company.
HMRI is a Health Promotion Charity and has been endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a deductible gift recipient under Subdivision 30-BA of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (Subdivision 30-B 1.1.5) as a public institution engaged solely in research into the causes, prevention or cure of disease in human beings, animals or plants.
HMRI also has a current Authority to Fundraise for Charitable Purposes (registration number CFN16214), issued by the Office of Charities in the NSW Department of Gaming and Racing.