Nigel Spence

Nigel Spence is the CEO of ChildFund Australia, a child-focused international development organisation working to reduce poverty and promote children’s rights in the Asia-Pacific and beyond.

Since joining ChildFund 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.