From the CEO

NDIA’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), provides regular updates to the sector on the progress of the NDIS rollout, highlights, and future areas of focus.

You can email to provide feedback, including about this regular update. 

February 2020

5 February update includes:

  • Bushfire response
  • Tune Review
  • Transport costs
  • Annual Pricing Review
  • Provider payments
  • NDIA organisational structure
  • Recent media
  • Honours

December 2019

An end of year video message from the CEO, which includes reflection on achievements and insights, as well as a look at the year ahead. 

September/October 2019

16 October update includes:

  • Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety 
  • Portal changes for automatic plan extensions
  • The NDIS Participant Service Guarantee 
  • Disability Related Health Supports 
  • Release of 2019-23 NDIA Corporate Plan

August 2019

21 August update includes:

  • The important role of data in informing our decision-making
  • Participant, family and carer outcomes data
  • COAG Disability Reform Council Quarterly Report – 30 June 2019
  • Collecting, sharing and learning from our data

July 2019

29 July update includes:

  • 6th anniversary of the NDIS
  • Scheme now supporting 300,000 participants
  • appointment of dedicated Minister for NDIS
  • announcements from the Disability Reform Council
  • release of NDIS research and data

May 2019

10 May update includes: 

  • Resignation of CEO, Rob De Luca
  • Release of Quarterly Report
  • Commitment to improving the Scheme

March/April 2019

11 April updateincludes:

  • An update on Scheme rollout
  • Supporting privacy and consent for participants  
  • An improved Early Childhood Early Intervention experience 
  • Pricing to support participant choice and control

February 2019

27 February update includes:

  • Quarterly Report
  • 2019 priorities
  • Recent news
  • Upcoming events

December 2018

20 December update includes:

  • Tasmania Full Scheme Agreement
  • Announcement of Partners in the Community in Western Australia and the Market Review in that state
  • Review of pricing of therapy services and arranegements for very complex support provision

November 2018

25 November update includes:

  • Quarterly report
  • Independent assessment pilot
  • New participant plan format
  • Participant employment taskforce
  • Market Enablement Framework

October 2018

11 October update includes:

  • 200,000 NDIS participants
  • Fraud Strategy Statement
  • Market update for Specialist Disability Accommodation
  • The latest on the pathway reform

August 2018

17 August update includes:

  • Functional design
  • Executive leadership engagement
  • Quarterly Report

July 2018

There were two sector updates in July.

27 July update

  • Agency organisational structure and local leadership
  • Fraud taskforce
  • Autism Advisory Group

18 July update

  • Five year anniversary of the NDIS
  • Transition updates in Western Australia, NSW and South Australia
  • Establishment of an Autism Advisory Group to provide advice and feedback to the NDIA

May 2018

The May update included:

  • The Scheme's progress as described by the latest Quarterly Report
  • Current and future areas of focus to improve the experience of participants and providers working with the NDIS

March 2018

The March update included:

  • An update on the NDIA’s Corporate Plan and the work aligned to our aspirations
  • Future areas of focus to improve the experience of participants and providers working with the NDIS


Read speeches from NDIA's CEO, Martin Hoffman.

This page current as of
9 September 2020