Nominations open now 

Are you interested in being a part of the core representative group of ADDC that provide strategic direction and governance to our network?  

Our network is governed by the ADDC Executive Committee that is elected by Australian-based ADDC members every two years. After a remarkable tenure of the Executive Committee, we thank our current elected members and open nominations for the committee. 

Nomination process

To nominate a member or be nominated for a role on the Executive Committee complete the nomination form linked below and email to Linda at Nominations are open now and close on Friday 5th July 2024 at 5pm AEST. 

Download the nomination form here: Form – ADDC Executive Committee Nomination  

Executive Committee membership 

Elected positions are appointed for two years. 

There are three categories for elected roles on the Executive Committee: 

  • Representative of an Australian international development organisation
  • Representative of other organisations
  • Individual members.  

Not sure of your membership status? Contact Linda to confirm on

Roles and responsibilities of the committee members

The ADDC Executive Committee roles and responsibilities are outlined in the Governance Framework. They include;

  • To maintain the viability of ADDC and the effectiveness of its governance.
  • To set and amend the strategic policies and strategic directions of ADDC in consultation with the broader membership.  
  • To establish working groups on specific issues as required and participate in and support working groups, practitioner interest forums and webinars as required.
  • To appoint representatives and delegations to government, intergovernmental and other organisations to represent ADDC.   

For more information on the roles and responsibility of the ADDC Executive Committee, read: 

Voting process

Voting will run online from 9am on 15th July to 5pm on 21st July 2024. All members will receive an email inviting them to vote. 

An individual ballot will be conducted for each elected role with every registered ADDC Member who is Australia-based being issued a ballot for each position via an online voting system. The ballot will be emailed to Australia-based members when voting commences. 

Nominees under each category who receive the highest number of votes are elected. 
Once formed, the first task of the committee is to elect a Chair and Deputy Chair. 

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Thank you to current elected members 

Our current Executive Committee has strategically directed ADDC to advocate, engage and educate on disability equity over the past two and a half years. Thank you to all those who have served in elected roles over the past two and a half years, including as elected members: Christina Parasyn, Ben Clare, Louise Coventry, Cashelle Dunn, Alexandra Gartrell, Eva Lee, Alison Thornburn, Fifi Rashando and Fleur Smith.

Thank you for sharing your expertise, time and passion championing disability equity.  ADDC would not be where it is today without their contributions.

More information

Contact Kerryn Clarke, ADDC Executive Officer on