CEO Recruitment

After more than a decade steering our successful growth and development, PWDA will be saying farewell to our amazing Co-CEOs, Matthew Bowden and Therese Sands this year.

We are searching for their successor(s), who will continue our work to achieve our vision of a socially just, accessible and inclusive community, in which the human rights, belonging, contribution, potential and diversity of all people with disability are recognised, respected and celebrated with pride.

Is this you? We are looking for an exceptional leader who shares our vision of a socially just, accessible and inclusive community and has a track record in:

  • Rights-based advocacy
  • Inspiring and motivating teams
  • Winning resources and support
  • Building organisational impact and effectiveness
  • Achieving social and political change

Find out more about PWDA by reading about our vision, strategic plan and our history. We produce a comprehensive annual report each year that covers the wide variety of issues and projects that PWDA works on.

PWDA remains open to innovative management models including Co-CEOs and job share. Download the full information pack below: DOC and PDF

How to Apply

Please include the following in your application:

  • A letter detailing why you are interested the role and how you meet the selection criteria (suggest no more than 4-5 pages).
  • Your full resume.
  • Two referees’ contact details (note, we will not contact your referees without consulting you first).

Submit your application by email to using the subject line: PWDA CEO application.

If you need to submit your application in an alternative format, please email Alison or call her (contact details below).

PWDA is a proud organisation of and for people with disability. We are an EEO employer and we embrace the diversity of our people, such as diversity in disability, race, cultural background, ethnicity, age, gender identity, sexual orientation or intersex status

For More Information

For further information and to apply contact Alison Plant, Consultant assisting the Board:

M: 0412 245 462