Graeme Innes AM

Lawyer | Author | Company Director | NDIA Director

Graeme Innes AM
Graeme Innes AM; Lawyer | Author | Company Director | NDIA Director
Presentation: Keynote Interview

Speaker Bio

Dr Graeme Innes AM is a lawyer, author, and company director who was Australia's Disability Discrimination Commissioner for nine years. He has been a human rights practitioner for more than 30 years and has been responsible for issues relating to disability, race and human rights.  Graeme was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his work on the development of the Disability Discrimination Act and was a finalist for Australian of the Year. On the international stage, he was a member of the Australian delegation that participated in negotiating the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities.  Graeme is a current NDIA Board Member who is chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Strategic Direction and Participant Outcome Committee. Previously, he led the merger of four blindness agencies to form Vision Australia and chaired the board of that agency. He is Chancellor of Central Queensland University and a Director of the State Insurance Regulatory Authority, regulating workers' compensation and motor vehicle accident insurance in NSW. His autobiography 'Finding A Way' achieved popular acclaim in 2016.

Graeme is married with two adult children, loves cricket as a spectator and sailing as a participant, and relaxes by enjoying fine Australian white wine.