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

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Peter Debnam

Mr 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.

Jennifer Doubell OAM FFIA CFRE

Jennifer Doubell has worked in the not for profit sector for more than 30 years, initially as a social worker and criminologist, and for the past 25 years, in advancement and fundraising.  She is a specialist in fundraising and philanthropy, and not for profit management. Read more here.

Ben Cox FFIA

Ben Cox currently serves on the Fundraising Institute of Australia’s (FIA) Queensland Executive Committee and is an inaugural member of FIA’s Code Authority. He is also a Director of Variety QLD and sits on several fundraising and marketing advisory panels in the not-for-profit sector. Read more here.

Chris Zinn

Chris Zinn, former head of campaigns and communications at consumer peak body Choice, has joined the FIA Code Authority as consumer/donor representative. He is a leader in the emerging marketplace of consumer empowerment, having spearheaded successful campaigns to help consumers in complex markets such as energy, financial services and private health insurance. Read more here.

Roewen Wishart CFRE FFIA

Roewen Wishart is Director of Xponential Strategy, which advises not-for-profits on fundraising strategy, big gift campaigns and gifts in wills programs. Read more here.

Ashley Rose FFIA

Ashley Rose is CEO of MonDial Telephone Fundraising. 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.

FIA Code Course

If you would like to provide us with feedback or you have any questions regarding the Code, please email code@fia.org.au