Code of Conduct Committee

The Code of Conduct Committee (the Committee) are custodians of the ACFID Code of Conduct, which supports Australian international development and humanitarian organisations in achieving the highest standards by promoting integrity, accountability and impact. 

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 for the ACFID Code of Conduct Committee.

The position description for the role of Code of Conduct Committee member can be found here.

Suspension of Code Signatory Status

No suspensions at this time.

Office Bearers

Independent Chair

Alan Cameron AO

Elected Members

Josh Edwards - Senior Policy Offcier, Global Development Group

Merewyn Foran - CEO, Hagar Australia

Trisha Hopper - Compliance and Contracts Partner, The Fred Hollows Foundation

Tricia Keys - Head of Operations, Act for Peace

Nimarta Khuman - Committee of Management, Assisi Aid Projects

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


Specialist appointments

Bandula Gonsalkorale - Accounting specialist

Rebecca MacFarling (Deputy Chair) - Fundraising and Marketing specialist

Renee Martin - NGO and Partnership specialist 

Peter Woods - Australian Community member


Download the biographies of the Code of Conduct Committee here.


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 February 2022  

CCC Meeting November 2021

CCC Meeting August 2021

CCC Meeting May 2021

CCC Meeting February 2021

CCC Meeting November 2020

CCC Meeting August 2020

CCC Meeting May 2020

CCC Meeting February 2020

CCC Meeting November 2019

CCC Meeting August 2019

CCC Meeting May 2019

CCC Meeting February 2019