The DPC has eight members plus two co-chairs. DPC member terms run for three years which is renewable to encourage continuity.
DPC meetings take place at least three times each year rotating between Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra.
The membership is open to anyone from an ACFID Member organisation with an interest in organisational learning in the international development sector and experience in program implementation and monitoring and evaluation. The group may also include external experts such as academics, engaged consultants or subject matter experts from think tanks.
Current DPC members are:
Matthew Maury, TEAR Australia Board Champion
Fiona Tarpey, Australian Red Cross
Kirsten Armstrong, The Fred Hollows Foundation
Peter Baynard-Smith, Engineers Without Borders
Lucia Boxelaar, World Vision Australia
Jamie Davies, Caritas Australia
Phil Lindsay, TEAR Australia
Abarna Raj, Palmera
Melinda Spink, Australian Business Volunteers
Mark Webster, ADRA
Dr Linda Kelly
Over past years, DPC has played a key role in progressing the sector’s work on:
- Effective partnerships for development
- Value for money
- NGO accountability
- Effectiveness frameworks