Chief Executive Officer - Marc Purcell

Mark Purcell

Marc Purcell is the CEO of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID). ACFID is the peak body for around 150 Australian organisations working in international development and humanitarian response.

Marc has 25 years’ experience in the Australian community, international development and human rights sectors. He has worked for Oxfam Australia, the Catholic Commission for Justice Development and Peace, Australian Volunteers International; and UNHCR in Nepal assisting Tibetan refugees. He researched China’s global rise and impacts on developing countries for Oxfam Hong Kong and has written about refugee and human rights in Burma.

Marc is a Director of the Community Council for Australia and the Refugee Council of Australia. He has served on the boards of Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, the National Roundtable of Non Profit Organisations, the Refugee Immigration Legal Centre, A Just Australia, and Catholic Social Services Victoria.

Marc has a Master of Arts in Burmese History from Monash University.