Our staff

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. 

From left: Jules Frost, Natasha Chabbra (back), Brigid O’Farrell (front), Jess Smith, Sarah Burrows, Jane Alver, Emily Moreton, Moti Goode, Cameron Hill, Chris Johnson (back), Paul Brunton (front), Eva Touzeau, Raewyn Lans, Mark Carpenter, Freya Whereat, Kate Angus, Whitney Yip, Illona Hamilton, Gabriella Pirintji, Marc Purcell

Absent: Tim Watkin, Aarti Betigeri, Melissa Conley-Tyler, Tom Barber, Shweta Tank,

Maternity Leave: Jocelyn Condon, Aina Studer

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer – Marc Purcell (Biography)

Policy and Advocacy Team

Director of Policy and Advocacy – Jessica Mackenzie

Head of Government Relations and Communications –Tim Watkin

Head of Policy and Partnerships – Sarah Burrows

Humanitarian Policy Advisor – Natasha Chabbra

Policy and Advocacy Advisor – Brigid O’Farrell

Policy and Advocacy Advisor – Dunkan Yip

Media Relations and Advocacy Advisor – Aarti Betigeri 

Research and Administrative Support Officer – Conor Nakkan

Business Operations and Services

Director of Business and Corporate Partnerships – Chris Johnson (acting)

Executive Coordinator and Corporate Partnerships and Services Lead – Moti Goode

External Relations Coordinator – Eva Touzeau

Data and Operations Lead – Freya Whereat 

Data and Operations – Aina Studer

Effectiveness and Engagement Team

Director of Development Effectiveness – 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 Innovation Lead – Jessica Smith

Digital Learning Advisor – Shweta Tank 

Australian Civil Military Centre - Civil Society Liaison

Civil Society Engagement Advisor – Jules Frost

Asia-Pacific Development, Diplomacy & Defence Dialogue 

Program Lead - Melissa Conley Tyler

Program Officer – Tom Barber

Research for Development Impact Network

Network and Partnerships Manager – Illona Hamilton

Communications Coordinator – Whitney Yip

Visit the Contact Us for further contact details for ACFID.

This staff list is current as of 12/05/2022