NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commissioner Graeme Head is stepping down after concluding his term.

Graeme Head

Mr Head was appointed to lead the National Disability Insurance Scheme regulator in July 2018 for a three year statutory term.

Disability Services Minster Linda Reynolds said Mr Head had helped establish and lead the commission through a critical phase and oversaw a significantly more comprehensive approach to the regulation of disability supports and services.

“Under his leadership, the NDIS Commission worked to support people with disability in voicing concerns they have about their supports and services, and to strengthen the capability of the sector to uphold the rights of people with disability, and ensure the services and supports provided through the NDIS are safe,” Senator Reynolds said.

“In addition to establishing each of the commission’s functions and transitioning almost 20,000 providers into the system, the NDIS commission has major initiatives underway addressing the needs of those people with disability who are at heightened risk of abuse and neglect.”

She also acknowledged his contribution in submissions he made to the disability royal commission and for ensuring the commission continued to operate during covid-19.

A selection process will be undertaken to fill the position.

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