From left: Christian Nielson, Rosie Wheen, Susanne Legena, Matthew Maury, Susan Pascoe AM, Shane Nichols, Jane Edge, Marc Purcell, Michelle Higelin.
Not pictured: Lyn Morgain, Sureka Goringe, Thenu Herath, Ben Thurley, Graham Strong.
ACFID Council delegates the management and conduct of the financial and general affairs of ACFID, other than matters reserved for Council in its Constitution, to its Board which is elected by ACFID members. The 12 member ACFID Board comprises a President, a Vice President (Finance), two Vice Presidents and eight ordinary members. Board members serve three-year terms and are eligible for a consecutive reappointment. They are further eligible for reappointment after this, if they have a term gap. The President may only serve a maximum of two consecutive three-year terms.
The roles and responsibilities of the ACFID Board are described in Section 8 of the ACFID Constitution and in the ACFID Governance Charter
Susan Pascoe AM
Susan Pascoe AM was the inaugural Commissioner for the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). Ms Pascoe was previously the Commissioner of the State Services Authority in Victoria. In this role she chaired or co-chaired reviews into the regulation of the not-for-profit sector (2007-08) and the design and governance of regulatory bodies in Victoria (2008-09).
In 2009, Susan was appointed as one of three Commissioners for the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Black Saturday Bushfires. In 2007, Ms Pascoe was appointed Member of the Order of Australia for service to education. At the end of 2016 Susan was awarded the prestigious Outstanding Contribution in Public Administration Award and in 2017 was awarded Influencer of the Year at the Third Sector awards.
Vice President (finance)
Shane Nichols CEO, Good Return
Lyn Morgain Chief Executive, Oxfam Australia
Michelle Higelin Executive Director, ActionAid Australia
Sureka Goringe National Director, Uniting World
Mat Tinkler CEO, Save the Children
Thenu Herath CEO, Oaktree
Graham Strong Chief Field Impact, World Vision
Ben Thurley CEO, International Nepal Fellowship