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The State Stewardship Group (SSG) comprises of members from the sector and government, with specific interest, knowledge and resources to be able to influence and effect targeted employment and training solutions and outcomes at a local and state-wide level.

The SSG aims to:

  • Foster purposeful strategic relationships that provide new insights, ideas, ways of understanding and solving problems at the whole of system level and ensure that local networks are supported and connected to the big picture
  • Support the immediate challenges associated with ensuring adequate workforce supply and capability
  • Guide and direct the place based planning
  • Respond to place based needs and emerging issues at a state-wide level
  • Monitor place based and state-wide readiness
  • Ensure a coordinated approach to sector and government activities
  • Set priorities
  • Provide advice and make decisions leading to outcome focussed workforce solutions
  • Identify and coordinate relevant statewide employment and training initiatives
  • Leverage of existing state, national and local programs/initiatives
  • Apply knowledge gained through the progressive roll out of the NDIS



The State Advisory Group is comprised of people drawn from various influential stakeholder groups. This group provides strategic advice to inform development of the Strategy and assist in shaping deliverables associated with the NDIS NGO Workforce Strategy.

Its purpose is to:

  • Ensure strategic advice for project priorities and the long term work of the Strategy
  • Enable high level coordination and collaboration
  • Inform strategic approaches that can tier down and be customised to regions
  • Bring forward workforce intelligence and best practice, and promote understanding


Combined State Advisory Group/Statewide Stewardship Group Members (2019)

Member Organisation
Belinda Drew Community Services Industry Alliance
Ian Montague National Disability Services Queensland Office
Mark Henley Queensland Council of Social Service
Alan Shaw Queensland Health (QH)
Arthur Maudlin Multicultural Affairs Queensland, Department of Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs
Barny Lee National Disability Insurance Agency
Belinda Wise Australian Government Department of Jobs and Small Business
Billie Terry Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors
Brett Hall Jobs Queensland
Debra Cottrell Carers Queensland
Denise Wood Central Queensland University (CQU)
Gavin Leckenby Queensland Department of Employment, Small Business and Training
Guy Valentine Jobs Queensland
Jacklyn Whybrow Queensland Alliance for Mental Health
Joanna O’ Hagan Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships  (DATSIP)
Julie McDougall Multicultural Affairs Queensland, Department of Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs
Joanna Carey Australian Government Department of Social Service
Liz Packer Help Enterprises
Lynette Robertson Director, Client Service Innovation and Reform
Matthew Traynor Australian Council for Private Education and Training
Maureen Fordyce AMPARO Advocacy Inc
Max Wise Queensland Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services
Natalie Goodman-Jones TAFE Queensland
Noel Muller Queensland Voice for Mental Health
Rabieh Krayem Outcome Results
Richard Reid Australian Government Department of Employment
Rebekah Hamed Australian Government Department of Social Services
Rob Knight National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)
Tim Maloney Department of Education and Training

WorkAbility Queensland