Susan was elected as ACFID’s President on 1 November 2017 at ACFID’s annual general meeting at the start of its annual conference in Melbourne. Prior to her appointment, Susan Pascoe AM was the inaugural Commissioner for the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). Ms Pascoe was previously the Commissioner of the State Services Authority in Victoria. In this role she chaired or co-chaired reviews into the regulation of the not-for-profit sector (2007-08) and the design and governance of regulatory bodies in Victoria (2008-09). In 2009, Susan was appointed as one of three Commissioners for the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Black Saturday Bushfires.

Ms Pascoe has been recognised for her public service. In 2007, she was appointed Member of the Order of Australia for service to education. At the end of 2016 Susan was awarded the prestigious Outstanding Contribution in Public Administration Award and in 2017 was awarded Influencer of the Year at the Third Sector awards.