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 three 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

CCC Vacancy opening- Accounting Specialist

Are you interested in joining the CCC? 

The CCC is  now seeking Expressions of Interest from people who would like to join the Committee as the Accounting Specialist (appointed position).  One of the key responsibilities for the role is to provide specialist accounting advice to the Committee, including but not limited to, continued development of financial and risk sections of the Code, interpretation and application of the Code and interaction of the Code with other regulatory regimes. 

Are you interested? Do you have a grip on financial reporting requirements of the Code and on matters related to financial risk management? While committee membership requires you to commit to attending up to 4 face to face meetings a year and participation in work between meetings, the rewards are significant - being part of a leading group in the sector and helping to shape the sector and work closely with the ACFID Secretariat. 

The term is 3 years, starts 2020 and is voluntary. 

The position description for the role is here. Please send a covering email explaining your interest, skills and experience you could bring to the Committee, and attach a copy of your resume to Sophie Seck or Paul Brunton at ACFID [email protected].

Deadline: Monday 7 August 2019.

Independent Chair

Clare Petre

Elected Members

Leah Odongo – Executive Director/Program Director, Australian Lutheran World Service

Greg Cadman – Manager, Compliance Department, Global Development Group

Simon Miller (Deputy Chair) – General Counsel, Save the Children Australia

Bob Mitchell – CEO, Anglican Overseas Aid

Nimarta Khuman - Committee of Management, Assisi Aid Projects

Donna McSkimming - Director of Programs, International Women's Development Agency


Specialist appointments

Michelle Pearce , Accounting specialist - Bachelor of Accounting, Fellow Chartered Accountant

Rebecca MacFarling (Deputy Chair), Fundraising and Marketing specialist

Prof. Simon Rice, Australian Community representative 

Renee Martin, NGO and partnership specialist 


Download the biographies of the Code of Conduct Committee.


Committee meetings

The CCC meets four times each year. Communiques of each meeting are produced so that ACFID’s members can read and understand the work of the CCC. You can download these using the links below. If you have questions about the CCC, please email [email protected]

CCC Meeting May 2019

CCC Meeting February 2019

CCC Meeting November 2018

CCC Meeting August 2018

CCC Meeting May 2018

CCC Meeting February 2018

CCC Meeting November 2017

CCC Meeting August 2017

CCC Meeting May 2017

CCC Meeting February 2017