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Leah Van Poppel

Transition Board Member

Leah is a woman with a disability and a feminist who is highly respected for her strong track record as a disability rights advocate, working at state and national levels over the last decade.

Leah's strengths include collaborative leadership, governance, advocacy and policy, to which she applies a gender lens. She is well respected in the industry for her integrity and her extensive networks.

Leah is currently Chair of the National Disability and Carer Alliance, responsible for overseeing the Every Australian Counts campaign to gain national support for the NDIS. She is also a member of the Independent Advisory Council of the NDIS. Leah is currently CEO of Women with Disabilities Victoria.

Her previous roles include Manager, Youth Disability Advocacy Service and a number of positions in disability advocacy including as the CEO of Blind Citizens Australia and as Manager, NDIS Information Loop Project at Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO).

Leah was a member of Domestic Violence Victoria's Board prior to the decision to merge with DVRCV and will continue to serve on the Transition Board overseeing this change during 2020-21.