Interview — Susan Pascoe: Reflections from departing Commissioner

Zilla Efrat speaks with Susan Pascoe AM as her tenure as Commissioner of the ACNC comes to an end.

Susan Pascoe

Susan Pascoe has had one of the rarest jobs: establishing a regulator from scratch.

It began when she was appointed as the head of the Implementation Taskforce for the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) and continued when she became the ACNC’s inaugural commissioner.

The ACNC was a new initiative introduced as part of reforms announced in the 2011/12 Federal Budget. It opened its doors in December 2012.

Since then, Pascoe has helped to build it up into a valued regulator that oversees a sector with income of over $134 billion and which employs over 1.2 million Australians. In fact, it became so respected that the very groups it regulates launched a passionate campaign to save it when its future was in doubt a few years back.

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