Who We Are
Our People
Our passion for creating infinite value is our purpose

Without our dedicated staff, Board and volunteers, Cufa wouldn’t be able to deliver our inspiring and effective projects that create infinite value alleviating poverty across the Asia- Pacific region.

Here’s what Cufa’s CEO says about Cufa’s staff who work directly in and with the poor communities,

“I deeply acknowledge our field staff, all of whom are indigenous to the countries they work in, and who know the communities they work in intimately. This effectively translates to our field staff having profound cultural insight and sensitivity, in turn earning the trust of the community.”

Dr Peter Mason, CEO, Cufa

Cufa Organization Chart
GPO Box 1016, Sydney NSW 2001.
Office Phone: +61 1300 490 467
Cufa Training Centre #33, St. 420, Sangkat Beong Trobek, Phnom Penh.
Office Phone: +855 23 210 264
Cufa Training Centre: Marconi, Fatuhada, Dili.
Office Phone: +670 331 0573
No.(13), 6th fl, U San Nyunt Street Near Padonmar Stadium, Sanchaung Township, Yangon.
Office Phone: +95 99 7627 5018
Mobile: +95 9 253 261 914
Rural Office No.125, Pyay Road, Tarkwa Village, Taik Kyi Township, Yangon, Myanmar.
Cufa’s board is responsible for the strategic direction and performance of the organisation.
Margot Sweeny
Margot was appointed as Chair of Cufa on 14 September 2010.
She has worked extensively in both the commercial and public sectors, in a variety of fields including construction, computing, accounting, financial management and taxation. She became CEO of Summerland Credit Union in 1999. Margot is an active corporate citizen in the Northern Rivers of NSW and has participated in various regional development organisations and advisory groups over the past two decades.
David Chapman
DIRECTOR / MBA, BBus (Computing & Management Information Systems), Diploma (Data Processing), AAIM, MAMI, MIAPP
David joined Cufa as a Director on 7th of December 2017
David is the Chief Information Officer of Teachers Mutual Bank Limited. Prior to joining Teachers Mutual Bank in 2012 David held several senior positions at large corporates including Program Director roles within both Operations and Risk Divisions for the Westpac Group and Asia/Pacific oversight and accountabilities as Head of Consumer Technologies APA at American Express.
Peter Dowling AM
Peter was appointed a Director of Cufa on 26 April 2013.
Peter is a former Ernst & Young Tax and Business Advisory Partner. He was awarded The Centenary of Federation Medal in the General List by the Governor-General in 2001 for contribution to accounting Made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the General Division on Australia Day 2007 for service to accountancy and the community.
He is currently also a Director of Metro South.
Aleks Duric
DIRECTOR / BA (Communications)
Aleks joined Cufa as a Director on 10 November 2016.
Aleks is an experienced fundraising and development professional, working across both the not-for-profit and education sectors for over 17 years. Specialising in ‘green field opportunities’, Aleks has a successful track record developing and building new programs, including the organisational change required to ensure the long-term viability and sustainability of these programs.
David Jay
David joined Cufa as a Director on 7th of December 2017
David has over 25 years’ experience in Banking and Finance (both domestic and international), having held senior roles with the Commonwealth Bank, AMP, the Sydney Futures Exchange Coal Services and currently as the Chief Executive Officer of Australian Settlements Limited. David was also a Partner of the International Chartered Accounting firm of BDO.