National Council CEO - P. Toby oConnor
P. Toby oConnor BA(Hons), MA, MSocPol, FAICD, MFIA
Toby oConnor assists National Council to implement its Strategic Plan and to advance contemporary governance practices within a membership-based organisation where councils exist to facilitate the good works delivered by members.
He has 40 years’ experience and knowledge of Australia’s public policy frameworks informed by working in Australia’s federal and state social services. Over this time, he designed and managed residential and in-home aged care, disability, social housing, employment and training and out-of-home care programs delivering services in local communities across all states and territories. He has held senior executive leadership roles in the not-for-profit, private and government sectors and has consulted across the human services sector.
Toby is a member of the Commonwealth National Coordination Group, which advises on the delivering of emergency relief, food relief and financial counselling services especially during the crisis and recovery phases of natural disasters; Community Sector Advisory Group; Blueprint Expert Reference Group and the National Emergency Management Agency Charities Roundtable.