Member E-Blast: New CEO for National Disability Insurance Agency

Martin Hoffman has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the NDIA.  Mr Hoffman has been both a Commonwealth Deputy Secretary and Secretary of the NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation. He also recently helped create Services Australia, previously the Department of Human Services.  Mr Hoffman also has experience in the private sector, having been Chief Executive of Ninemsn and other senior roles at Fairfax Media, Optus and the Garvan Institute of Medical Research.

In announcing Mr Hoffman’s appointment, the Commonwealth Government gave a commitment to resolving issues with delays in participants accessing their plans with an announcement of an additional 800 public service staff to assist with NDIS operations. About 500,000 Australians with disability are expected to benefit from the NDIS in the next five years, with people continuing to transition from state and territory programs into the Scheme.

Mr Hoffman has been appointed for a three-year term and will commence on 4 November.