Ms Leah van Poppel


Ms Leah van Poppel is a long term advocate in the disability sector with extensive experience in project and staff management at a high level. 

Ms van Poppel is currently the Manager of the Youth Disability Advocacy Service at the Youth Affairs Council of Victoria, working on both individual and systemic advocacy issues. Prior to this she was the CEO of Blind Citizens Australia, an NDIS Readiness Coordinator and managed the Disability Loop Project for the national peak body, Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO).

With a background in policy development in the not for profit sector, particularly in disability advocacy at a national level, Ms van Poppel has also worked for the Victorian State Government providing information and referrals for people with disability, families and service providers in country and metropolitan Victoria.

Ms van Poppel has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Macquarie University, NSW.