Code Authority

The Code Authority is responsible for administration of the Code. It proactively monitors fundraising activities of FIA members, ensures that Code complaints and appeals are handled in a fair and equitable manner, and makes recommendations to the FIA Board for improvements to sector self-regulation.

Code Administration

Guidelines for administration of the FIA Code can be viewed here.

Code Authority Members

Peter Debnam

Peter Debnam was a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly representing the electorate of Vaucluse between 1994 and 2011. He was also a former leader of the New South Wales Liberal Party, leader of the opposition and shadow minister for Western Sydney, Redfern/Waterloo and Citizenship. He also held the shadow portfolios of Treasury, Police, Transport, Planning, Energy and Infrastructure. Read more here.

Shanthini Naidoo

Shanthini is the CEO of the St Vincent’s Curran Foundation which is the fundraising organisation for St Vincent’s Health Network Sydney Australia and St Vincent’s Private Hospitals in Sydney and Griffith, NSW. She has over 20 years of leadership, marketing and fundraising experience in iconic Australian institutions, including the National Gallery of Australia, Taronga and Western Plains Zoos and Sydney Opera House.

Ashley Rose FFIA

Ashley Rose is CEO of MonDial Telephone Fundraising, a leading telephone fundraising agency for the nonprofit sector. Read more here.

Karen Shields MFIA

Karen Shields is the Director of Individual Giving at Great Barrier Reef Foundation. She is an experienced not-for-profit leader with 15 years in fundraising and strategic management. Read more here.

Nerida Wallace

Nerida is a Victorian legal practitioner (registered) and advisor with over 40 years’ experience in senior management, courts, government policy, law reform and the design and reform of dispute resolution systems.

Allan Godfrey B.Bus (Mktg), FFIA, FAMI, CPM

Allan is a leading marketing & fundraising professional, with over 30 years practical experience in the marketing management.
Allan has a Bachelor of Business Majoring in Marketing, is a Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI) and a Certified Practising Marketer (CPM). Allan is also Fellow of the Fundraising Institute of Australia (FIA).

Allan has led Royal Life Saving Society WA marketing and fundraising strategy since 2005, driving revenue growth through innovation and best practice, and also led the delivery of marketing campaigns for other not for profits raising over $80M.

Allan is a dedicated community and industry volunteer.

Allan was a FIA National Board Member (6 years), FIA State Committee member (7 years), Chair of the National FIA Awards for Fundraising Excellence (5 years). Allan was Deputy Chair of the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI) WA State Advisory Committee 2015-2018, AMI Awards Judge from 2017-2023 and AMI Mentor from 2018 – 2023.

Allan is currently a member of the RSPCA WA State Awards committee, FIA Awards committee, FIA Membership committee and board member of the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation.

In 2019, was awarded the Australian Long Service Order Medal from Royal Life Saving Society Australia.

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