Media Release by Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC

Appointment of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Quality & Safeguards Commissioner

Minister for the NDIS Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC today welcomed the appointment of Ms Tracy Mackey as the new NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commissioner.

Ms Mackey has been the Chief Executive Officer of the New South Wales (NSW) Environment Protection Authority since October 2019 and previously held senior executive positions with the NSW Department of Education and in the Commonwealth.

“On behalf of the Government, I congratulate Ms Mackey on her appointment and thank Ms Samantha Taylor PSM for her significant contribution while acting as NDIS Commissioner since 1 July 2021” Minister Reynolds said.

“Ms Mackey brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her new position as Commissioner, following her previous senior role in the care and support sector and more recently as the primary environmental regulator in NSW.”

As the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commissioner, Ms Mackey will be responsible for upholding the rights of, and promoting the health, safety and wellbeing of, people with disability receiving supports under the NDIS.

Ms Mackey has been appointed for a three-year term commencing 10 January 2022.

The NDIS Commission brings together various quality, safeguarding and oversight functions under a single agency, and drives a nationally consistent approach to the registration, education and regulation of providers and workers in the NDIS market, consistent with its statutory functions under the NDIS Act 2013 and the NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework.