Nigel Spence

Chief Executive Officer
Photo: Nigel Spence, CEO
"The evidence is clear that we are making significant progress for the world’s poorest children and their families. Australians should feel very reassured that long-term development programs are helping reach important goals to reduce extreme poverty. It is within our power to eliminate global child poverty through a sustained and intensive effort."

Since joining ChildFund Australia as CEO in 2006, Nigel has overseen the expansion of its child-focused development programs in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea and Vietnam, as well as continuing aid and development work through ChildFund Alliance partners in Africa, Asia and the Americas. Nigel has a long history of working with vulnerable and marginalised children, both in Australia and internationally. Prior to his role at ChildFund, he was CEO of the Association of Children's Welfare Agencies (ACWA), and Director of Children and Youth Services with Centacare, Catholic Community Services, Sydney.