Dr Ken Baker AM


Dr Ken Baker AM is the Chief Executive of National Disability Services (NDS), the peak association for non-government disability service organisations, representing more than 1100 non-government service providers. In that role, he provides information, representation and policy advice.

Dr Baker has been a member of numerous committees advising government on disability policy matters, particularly employment. He has worked in social policy and public affairs for over 30 years and has personal experience as a carer. He campaigned for the introduction of the NDIS and is keen to see it implemented well across Australia.

Dr Baker is a member of National Disability and Carer Alliance, Disability Employment Advisory Committee (NSW Public Service Commission), Disability Employment Services Reference Group (Department of Social Services), Community Services Advisory Group (Department of Social Services), CEO Forum (National Disability Insurance Agency) and Service User Group Australian Charities and Nor-for-profits Commission.

Dr Baker was a member of the first IAC from 2013-2017, and was reappointed as an Expert Adviser in July 2017.

Dr Baker stepped down as Chief Executive of NDS in September 2018.