Industry Chief Executive Forum

The purpose of the Industry Chief Executive Forum (ICE), formerly the Industry Reference Group (IRG), is to advise on improvements to the NDIS, which support development of a competitive market with innovative supports and services, and empower participants to pursue their goals in inclusive communities and workplaces, with particular reference to:

  • building participant readiness to implement and manage their plans, navigate new markets and consumer empowerment 
  • continuing to develop provider sector capability to operate in a market-based system
  • developing and shaping the market as it matures to better respond to participant demand
  • advising on initiatives for developing the disability workforce 
  • advising on the development and implementation of key strategies such as future payment platforms, thin market action plans and intermediaries service guides advising on the supply and operation of key NDIS supports such as  home modifications, assistive technology and other supports 
  • intermediary services and their influence on the development of the market
  • initiatives that foster innovation, growth and competitiveness 
  • NDIA performance data
  • assisting the NDIA to keep abreast of emerging market trends and challenges


ICE Forum membership is comprised of the NDIA CEO, senior NDIA staff, invited CEOs or equivalent, from industry bodies, professional associations and other strategic alliances with national reach. This includes representatives from:

  • Ability First Australia
  • Alliance20
  • Allied Health Professions Australia
  • Australian Community Industry Alliance
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors 
  • Consumers Federation of Australia
  • Disability Intermediaries Australia
  • Independent Advisory Council
  • National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
  • National Assistive Technology Alliance
  • National Disability Services

2021 meeting dates

  • 22 April 2021
  • 17 August 2021
  • 13 December 2021

Meeting minutes

Minutes from the ICE Forum are available in the right hand menu on this page.

This page current as of
4 November 2021