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Our Staff

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From left back: Eva Touzeau, Natasha Chabbra, Will Devine, Anne Fitzpatrick, Nicola Gleeson, Marc Purcell, Kirsten Lawarik, Paul Brunton, Jocelyn Condon, Emily Moreton, Brendan, Hugh Piper.

From left front: Jessica Mackenzie, Raewyn Lans, Jules Frost, Aarti Betigeri, Moti Goode, Shweta Tank, Antonia Pannell

Absent: Brigid O’Farrell, Whitney Yip, Lanni Hamblin, Aina Studer

ACFID operates a small secretariat based in Deakin (Canberra) in the Australian Capital Territory of Australia. Our staff are lead by ACFID’s CEO and divided into three teams.

Chief Executive Officer

Marc Purcell

Marc Purcell


Marc has 25 years’ experience in the community, international development and human rights sectors in Australia. He worked as Oxfam Australia’s National Advocacy Manager and was Executive Officer for the Catholic Commission for Justice Development and Peace Executive. He has also worked as Country Program Manager for Africa at Australian Volunteers International; and worked with UNHCR in Nepal assisting Tibetan refugees.

Marc is a Director of the Community Council for Australia and the Campaign for Australian Aid Executive Committee. 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.

Policy and Advocacy Team

Chief of Policy and Advocacy – Jessica Mackenzie

Government Relations and Policy Lead – TBA

Humanitarian Policy and Advocacy Lead – Natasha Chabbra

Policy and Advocacy Lead – Brigid O’Farrell 

Policy and Advocacy Advisor – Lanni Hamblin

Policy and Advocacy Officer – Will Devine

Media Relations and Advocacy Advisor – Aarti Betigeri

Business Operations and Services

Business Director – Nicola Gleeson

Executive Coordinator and Corporate Partnerships and Services Lead – Moti Goode

External Relations Coordinator – Lizzie Howie

Data and Operations Lead – Kirsten Lawarik

ICT and Operations Support Officer – Brendan M.  

Effectiveness and Engagement Team

Chief Operating Officer – Jocelyn Condon

Member and Stakeholder Engagement Lead – Raewyn Lans

Standards and Code Lead – Emily Moreton

Standards and Code Advisor – Paul Brunton

Standards and Code Advisor – Whitney Yip

Learning and Impact Advisor – Anne Fitzpatrick

Digital Learning Advisor – Shweta Tank

Asia-Pacific Development, Diplomacy & Defence Dialogue

Executive Director – Melissa Conley Tyler

Program Lead – Heather Wrathall

Program Lead – Hugh Piper

Program Manager – Tom Barber

Editor – Grant Wyeth

The Asia-Pacific Development, Diplomacy & Defence Dialogue (AP4D) creates a new dimension in Australia’s international policy-making by bringing together the development, diplomacy and defence communities. It combines the skills and experience of each to achieve new insights, develop new ideas and promote strategic collaboration around shared interests. ACFID is a founding partner of AP4D and provides program support, including through hosting the initiative.

Australian Civil Military Centre — Civil Society Liaison

Civil Society Engagement Advisor – Jules Frost

ACFID has maintained a longstanding partnership with the Australian Civil Military Centre (ACMC). Jules Frost works as a liaison between ACMC and ACFID, as the Civil Society Engagement Advisor.

For more information about ACFID, read:


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Annual Report 2022-23

Reporting on ACFID’s activities to ensure transparency and accountability


ACFID is the peak body for Australian NGOs involved in international development and humanitarian action.


ACFID works and engages with a range of strategic partners in addition to our members.


ACFID is governed by its Board, ACFID Council, and various expert and governance committees.


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Conference 2023

disruptive dynamics, inspired ideas

18-19 October 2023

Meet our Members

The ACFID membership is comprised of Australian NGOs that actively work in the international aid and development sector.

Become a member

Joining ACFID means joining an experienced and powerful mix of like-minded organisations committed to good international development practice.

Membership types & fees

ACFID has two types of organisational membership: Full Membership and Affiliate Membership.

State of the Sector

The State of the Sector Report provides a comprehensive and robust analysis of the state of the Australian aid and development sector.

NGO Aid Map

ACFID’s NGO Aid Map allows the Australian public and stakeholders to explore the work of ACFID Members around the world.

Development Practice Committee

The DPC is an expert advisory group of development practitioners leading good practice within the sector.

Our Focus

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Federal Budget 23-24 Analysis

Facts and figures on how aid is presented in this year’s annual budget

Strategic Plan

ACFID prioritises a robust response to climate change and pressure on civil society in developing countries, as well as other key priorities.

Emergency Aid

ACFID Members provide vital life-saving assistance in the immediate aftermath of an emergency.

Climate Change

Action on climate change is one of ACFID’s highest priorities, as it is an existential threat to humanity and our development.

Civil Society

Civil societies are a cornerstone of regional stability and ensure that the voices of the marginalised are heard.

Supporting NGOS

Supporting NGOs as Valuable Partners.

Inclusive & locally led development

Walking the talk on inclusive development.

Humanitarian Action

Taking humanitarian action for those in greatest need.

Elevating Development

Elevating Development to the Heart of Australia’s International Engagement.


Improving standards, practice and culture to prevent and respond to sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

Code of Conduct

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2022-23 ACFID Code of Conduct Review

The ACFID Code of Conduct is periodically reviewed to ensure it continues to reflect good practice and the needs of ACFID and its members.

Code of Conduct

The Code is a voluntary, self-regulatory industry code of good practice.

About the Code

Find out more about the Code of Conduct and how it operates.

Good Practice Toolkit

Overview and practical resources, and examples to support the implementation of the Code.

Spotlight on the Code

Provides a thematic ‘deep dive’ into each of the nine Quality Principles in the Code


This section outlines the responsibility to be taken by each Member to ensure compliance with the Code.

Complaints Handling

How to make a complaint and information on the Code’s independent mechanism to address concerns relating to an ACFID Members’ conduct.

Other Standards

Mapping the Code with other professional standards and principles in the humanitarian and aid sector in Australia and internationally