Membership of the IAC consists of the Principal Member and not more than 12 other members. The Acting Principal Member of the IAC is Mr John Walsh AM. Mr Walsh was appointed Acting Principal Member in April 2019, following the resignation of Professor Rhonda Galbally AC. Professor Galbally had been Principal Member of the IAC from its inception in 2013, and was re-appointed as Principal Member for a second term from 1 July 2017.
From 1 July 2017, the IAC has also been supplemented by 5 Expert Advisers engaged by the NDIA to provide advice to the IAC from the perspective of the key national disability and carer peak bodies and the Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Commissioner.
The term of the current IAC expires 30 June 2020. Membership consists of:
Mr John Walsh AM, Acting Principal Member (appointed from 09 April 2019)
Professor Rhonda Galbally AC, former Principal Member (July 2013 - resigned April 2019)
Dr Gerry Naughtin (resigned 31 Dec 2017)
The IAC is supplemented by five Expert Advisers, engaged 01 July 2017 in their respective roles for a period of three years:
Mr Alastair McEwin, former Disability Discrimination Commissioner (Served as Expert Adviser July 2017- April 2019)
Mr Chris Tanti, former Chief Executive of National Disability Services (served as Expert Adviser September 2018- February 2019)
Dr Ken Baker AM, former Chief Executive of National Disability Services (served as Expert Adviser July 2017- September 2018)
Inaugural IAC 2013-2017
The Inaugural IAC was appointed in 2013 and completed their term in June 2017. Members were:
Prof Rhonda Galbally AO
Dr Gerry Naughtin
Ms Jennifer Cullen
Ms Janet Meagher AM
Ms Sylvana Mahmic
Mr Kurt Fearnley OAM (resigned March 2016)
Ms Joan McKenna-Kerr
Dr Ken Baker AM
Mr Dean Barton-Smith AM
Mr Michael Taggart
Mr Dale Reardon
In July 2017, Professor Rhonda Galbally, Dr Gerry Naughtin, Ms Jennifer Cullen, Ms Janet Meagher and Ms Sylvana Mahmic were reappointed as members of the IAC. Dr Ken Baker was engaged as an Expert Adviser.