Elizabeth McGarry is a respected professional with many years of public policy and leadership experience. Her qualifications include Social Work and Management. Elizabeth’s career has included responsibility for both disability and multicultural community service organisations (Director of a Migrant Resource Centre and the CEO of the Association for Children with a Disability). She has held numerous State and national representative roles, significantly influencing policy development in education, disability and multicultural affairs.
Lifelong disability is also part of Elizabeth’s experience both as a sibling and now as a grandmother. Although Elizabeth holds strongly to the view that people with a disability must be supported to realise their full potential, she recognises the challenges that a changing marketplace poses for organisations and professionals committed to implementing this practice approach.