About Us

International Development Contractors Community (IDCC) is the formal peak body representing international development consultants and contractors working with the Australian aid program.

There are thousands of technical and professional people who have been working with the Australian aid program for a long time, both in Australia and overseas. Not only are they passionate about improving the lives of people in developing countries, they have a wealth of experience, skills, knowledge and contacts which ensure projects are implemented and sustainable.

The word ‘community’ in the IDCC name is a deliberately chosen word – the IDCC is intended to be an inclusive community of technical and professional aid workers, employed as private sector contractors and consultants – present and past. The IDCC will establish a strong working relationship with the Australian Government, enabling DFAT to develop a more strategic partnership approach to its relationships with contractors.

The idcc aims to

Increase public awareness
Increase public awareness of the achievements of the Australian aid program as delivered by its members

Advocate on behalf of members
Advocate on behalf of members, which includes providing accurate and evidence-based information to policy makers and influencers, on Australian aid delivery and impact

Shape & influence public policy
Shape and influence public policy on Australian aid and international development

Raise capability to respond
Raise member awareness and capability to respond to the evolving legislative and policy requirements of the Australian Government

Our Latest Achievement


    Bernadette Whitelum

    Director, The Whitelum Group

    Richard Moore

    Partner and Principal Strategist, Positive Influence

    Joanne Choe

    Regional Manager PNG and Pacific, Cardno International Development

    Nicky Thatcher

    Director, Sustineo

    Stuart Schaefer

    Board Chair, IDCC


    Therese Faulkner

    Managing Director, IDCC (part-time)

    Project Director GHD (part-time)

    Jane Gresham

    Chief of Operations, JID