National Council CEO P. Toby oConnor

Toby oConnor was engaged in March 2019 to assist National Council implement its Strategic Plan and to advance contemporary governance practices within a membership-based, federated organisation.


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 & training and out-of-home care programs delivering services in local communities across all states and territories.  He has held 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.