Code of Conduct Committee

The ACFID Code of Conduct Committee (the Committee) was established to support the Australian aid and development sector to achieve the highest ethical standards and effectiveness by promoting integrity and best practice in accountability and transparency, through the  through the ACFID Code of Conduct.

The Committee is created by ACFID Council and operates independently of ACFID’s Board in the following areas:

  • Granting, suspending and revoking Code of Conduct (Code) signatory status
  • Compliance assessment
  • Investigating and adjudicating complaints.

The Committee works with the ACFID Board and secretariat to:

  • Develop and administer the Code of Conduct
  • Promote the Code
  • Educate Signatories about the Code.

The Committee is made up of:

  • An independent honorary chair
  • Six members elected by and from the Council of ACFID members;
  • one appointed representative of the Australian community
  • up to two specialist-based appointed positions, with skills and experience in accordance with current requirements of the Committee.

Committee members serve three-year terms and can serve up to two terms.

The roles and responsibilities of the Code of Conduct Committee are described in the Terms of Reference of the ACFID Code of Conduct Committee.

Office Bearers

Independent Chair

Clare Petre

Elected Members

Judy Bickmore – Executive Officer, Sight for All
Greg Cadman – Manager, Compliance Department, Global Development Group
Eva Hall – Program Officer, Marie Stopes International Australia
Rebecca MacFarling – Deputy CEO, CUFA
Simon Miller (Deputy Chair) – Legal Counsel and Policy Advisor, Save the Children Australia
Bob Mitchell – CEO, Anglican Overseas Aid

Specialist appointments

Michelle Pearce , (Deputy Chair) Accounting specialist - Bachelor of Accounting, Fellow Chartered Accountant
Prof. Simon Rice, Australian Community representative -
Julie Mundy, NGO and partnership specialist 

Bios of the Committee members can be downloaded here.