The ACNC's Stakeholder Engagement Framework outlines our commitment to engaging with, and being responsive to, the charities we regulate and other stakeholders.
Consulting with the sector ensures that we understand different points of view and are better equipped to make informed decisions about how we will meet our objects.
The ACNC's Adviser Forum forms an important part of our sector consultation efforts.
The Adviser Forum's membership is made up of invited professional advisers to the charity sector, primarily from the legal and accounting professions. The forum brings this membership together with ACNC representatives and invited observer members.
The Adviser Forum is able to comment on matters that will help the ACNC improve its regulation of charities and to be open and accountable about the way we operate.
The ACNC can seek comment and feedback from members of the Adviser Forum on:
- emerging issues impacting the sector and the provision of service to the sector
- approved forms
- education and guidance materials.
Participation, membership and tenure
The ACNC Adviser Forum meets twice a year - once separately to the Sector Forum and once combined with it.
Adviser Forum members are invited to participate for a two-year term. This term can be extended by invitation of the ACNC.
Forum membership is capped at 35 and reflects the diversity of the sector.
|William Buck||Andrew Marks - Director|
|Gadens||Biljana Apostolova - Partner|
|HLB Mann Judd Advisory and Accounting||Aidan Smith - Partner|
|Prolegis Lawyers||Jae Yang - Partner|
|Platform Legal||John Altmann - Principal Solicitor|
|Maddocks||Paul Ellis - Special Counsel|
|CPA Australia||Ram Subramanian - Senior Manager|
|Australian Audit||Robert Campbell - Director|
|Mills Oakley||Vera Visevic - Partner|
|Herbert Smith Freehills||Alice Macdougall - Special Counsel|
|Corney & Lind Lawyers||Jessica Lipsett - Director|
|Justice Connect||Amy Williams - Principal Lawyer|
|Gilbert + Tobin||
Elizabeth Lathlean - Lawyer
|NFP Legal and Governance Network||Elaine Leong - Chair and Convenor|
Eric Passaris - Partner
Elizabeth Lucas - Partner
|Law Council of Australia - Charities and Not-for-Profits Committee||Seak-King Huang - Partner|
|Lewis Holdway Lawyers||Elizabeth Shalders - Special Counsel|
|Governology Pty Ltd||Jonathan Casson - Principal|
|Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers||Josephine Heesh - Partner|
|Mayes Law||Lesleigh Mayes - Principal Solicitor|
|Mutual Trust - representing the Tax Institute||Maria Lui - Partner representing The Tax Institute|
|Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ)||Melanie Scott - Senior Policy Advocate|
|Add-Ministry Inc||Noel Harding - Senior Consultant|
|Paxton-Hall Lawyers||Paul Paxton-Hall - Director|
|Saward Dawson||Peter Shields - Partner|
|Moores||Rebecca Lambert-Smith - Practice Leader|
|Arnold Bloch Leibler||Bridgid Cowling - Special Counsel|
|Fowler Charity Law Pty Ltd||Mark Fowler - Principal|
|Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD)||
Simon Mitchell - Senior Policy Advisor
|Governance Institute of Australia Ltd||Catherine Maxwell - General Manager|
|Victorian Bar||Jennifer Batrouney AM KC|
|Macpherson Kelley||Sarah Johnson - Principal Lawyer|
|Hundt Law||Richard Hundt - Principal Lawyer|
|Not for Profit Accounting Specialists (NFPAS)||Ellie Paterson - Consulting Chief Financial Officer|
|Australian Taxation Office (ATO)||Jennifer Moltisanti - Assistant Commissioner|
Jacky Rowbotham - Assistant Secretary
|Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB)||Fridrich Housa - Deputy Technical Director|