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Oceanic Palliative Care Conference 2023
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Laurie Leigh

CEO - National Disability Services

Keynote Speaker

Professional Bio

Laurie Leigh is the CEO of National Disability Services, a national association representing disability providers across Australia.

Since initially training as a registered nurse in the UK, Laurie has worked across many facets of health and human services, from mental health, safety and quality, primary health, aged care and disability. The focus of her current work is ensuring that people with disabilities have high quality services which supports them to be included in society, and that the NDIS works well to deliver the services needed. 

Laurie is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and brings many years’ experience of corporate and clinical governance. She is a registered nurse, has a Mathematics BA(Hons) and a Masters in Health Services Management.


National Disability Services Australia  
National Disability Services (NDS) is Australia's peak body for non-government disability service organisations, representing over 1100 non-government service providers.  Collectively, NDS members operate several thousand services for Australians with all types of disability.
NDS supports disability service organisations through:
  • Advocating for our members with a focus on being politically non-partisan
  • Collaborating with our members to champion the rights of all people with disability
  • Promoting and recognising our members’ expertise, experience, and commitment.

The NDS Vision is for an inclusive Australia where all people with disability live safely and equitably. 

We believe that every person with disability has the right to live their life to their full potential, exercise control over their own lives and live their life free from abuse or neglect. This vision drives our focus, working towards a sector that is vibrant, innovative, and truly inclusive.

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