Evaluating disability diversity and inclusivity in Australian workplaces

Fiona Kalaf, from APM, will review findings from the latest APM Disability Diversity and Inclusivity (DDI) Index in this session, including the continued barriers people with disability face in the workforce in Australia.

The DDI Index sheds light on the challenges that people with disability face in finding employment, staying in employment and pay prospects. The Index also highlights disparity in not just finding a job, but in ongoing job security.

As the Australian economy starts to rebuild and businesses face candidate shortages, new research acknowledges the need to ensure people with disability aren’t left behind.

Now in its third year, the APM Disability Diversity and Inclusivity Index (DDI Index) is the largest holistic research project of its kind in Australia.


Fiona Kalaf General Manager, Projects, APM, Australia

Fiona Kalaf is General Manager Projects at APM, the world’s leading mission-driven human services business, operating in eleven countries. Fiona is responsible for the APM Group’s research projects, including the APM Disability Diversity and Inclusivity Index of Australian Workplaces.

Fiona is an experienced CEO and senior executive, and has worked across a broad range of sectors, including financial services, private health insurance and mental health. She was CEO of Lifeline WA and Youth Focus, and worked in executive roles at Wesfarmers and HBF. She was also Chair of the Art Gallery of WA and a Director of Healthway. Fiona is a current Director of the Perth Festival.

Fiona holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Architecture and a Master of Business Administration (Advanced). Fiona has also completed the Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management course at Harvard Business School.