He will be the first person with a disability to chair the board of the agency which oversees the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
She will be the first permanent female chief executive of the NDIA.
“We need the NDIA to be a success for the country to be what we believe it is.”
When asked if the NDIS excluding applicants aged 65 and over was discriminatory, minister responsible Bill Shorten said the quality of care for that cohort was a “challenge” but it was a matter for the government to talk through.
Former Victorian Liberal premier Denis Napthine will return as a board member.