Nigel Spence

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.

Adrian is a values-driven leader and advocate committed to the protection of the rights of children. A qualified chartered accountant, Adrian has over eight years senior executive experience in Australia and internationally, most recently as Acting CEO, COO and CFO of UNICEF Australia, where he led the successful implementation of innovative systems across the organisation. Originally from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, Adrian’s breadth of experience across different cultural contexts has allowed him to develop an assured and enabling leadership style that aligns to his sense of purpose and integrity. Adrian is Treasurer and board director of the Refugee Council of Australia.