SurfAid is incorporated as a non-profit organisation in New Zealand, the United States and Australia. The field program offices are in Medan, North Sumatra; Tua Pejat, the regional capital of the Mentawai Islands; Sikakap, the sub-district capital of Pagai, Mentawai Islands; Gunungsitoli, the capital of Nias; Padang, West Sumatra; Sumba; and Bima, Sumbawa.

2012 - 2013 Annual Report

SurfAid continues to be fortunate in attracting dedicated and passionate people to work for us, both in the field in Indonesia and in our affiliate organisations in Australia, New Zealand and the United States of America. Check out the annual report.

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Program 77%

Fundraising 17%

Admin 6%

International Board of Directors

SurfAid has an International Board of Directors, drawn from each country board, and comprised of a diverse group of people with broad experience in the fields of commerce, science and law.


Steve Hathaway (NZ)

Director, NZ Ministry of Agriculture & Forestry


Ray Wilson (AU)

Director, Plenary Group


Karl Luber (US)

Director, Kaiser Foundation Hospital, San Diego

Phil Dreifuss (NZ)

Partner, Rishworth Wall and Mathieson

Harry Hodge (AU)

Founder and Chairman Emeritus Quiksilver EU

Paul Riehle (US)

Partner, Sedgwick Detert Moran and Arnold

New Zealand Board

  • Phil Dreifuss, Chairman
  • Steve Hathaway, Secretary
  • Harry Hill
  • Dan Russell
  • Ross Corbett
  • Brendan Finn

Australia Board

  • Ray Wilson, Chairman
  • Charlie Lanchester, Treasurer
  • Paul Mitchell, Secretary
  • Harry Hodge
  • Jason Collins
  • Matt Gilmour
  • Stephen Nolan

USA Board

  • Karl Luber, President
  • Aaron Behle, Treasurer
  • Chris Clarke
  • Malcolm Appelbaum
  • Rick Peters
  • Paul Riehle
  • Frank Ragen

Comments, Complaints & Compliments

SurfAid International Australia is a member of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) and is a signatory to the ACFID Code of Conduct. The Code requires members to meet high standards of corporate governance, public accountability and financial management. Complaints relating to alleged breaches of the Code of Conduct by any signatory agency can be made by any member of the public to the ACFID Code of Conduct Committee.

More information about the ACFID Code of Conduct can be obtained from SurfAid International and from ACFID at: W: E:

SurfAid International Incorporated (New Zealand) is a member of the Council for International Development.

You can contact us with your feedback, comments, complaints and compliments at:   |   (AU) + (61) 2 9965 7325   |   (IN) 061 822 6857

You can also download our complaints policy (English/Bahasa)