Code Authority

Administration of the Code is overseen by a Code Authority whose responsibilities include ongoing monitoring, complaints adjudication and compliance training.

The Code has been enforced by the Code Authority since 1 January 2018. The Code Authority is comprised of fundraising experts from around the country.



Code Administration

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



Code Authority members


Dr Ursula Stephens

Dr Ursula Stephens was an Australian Senator from 2012-2014.  Ursula is recognised as  a champion of the not for profit sector, having served as Parliamentary Secretary for Social Inclusion and the Voluntary Sector, leading policy work on not for profit reform, the introduction of the Standard Chart of Accounts, the National Compact and the Productivity Commission into the role and Contribution of the Non Profit Sector, which ultimately led to the establishment of the Australian Charities and Non -Profits Commission (ACNC.) Read more here.


Jennifer Doubell

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

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.


Bill Dee

Bill Dee’s professional background is in the fields of compliance, dispute resolution systems, consumer issues including codes of conduct, regulatory systems and governance. Prior to consulting in these areas he worked for over 20 years with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Australia’s national competition and consumer protection body. Read more here.


Dr Sue-Anne Wallace AM FIACD

Dr Sue-Anne Wallace has worked in the not-for-profit sector almost her entire professional career, in hospitals, universities, museums and peak bodies, with a focus during the past 14 years on fundraising, self-regulation and governance. Read more here.


Roewen Wishart CFRE FFIA

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

The Code 

View the FIA Code here


FIA Code Course

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