Mary Hawkins

Director of Engagement, Employment Outcomes
National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)

Mary is a qualified Rehabilitation Counsellor who has occupied senior management positions in WorkCover NSW, the Motor Accident Authority of NSW and with CRS, a large national provider of vocational rehabilitation services.

Mary has held a number of roles with the NDIA, including assisting with the roll out of the early transition of the NDIS in Nepean/Blue Mountains in NSW, with the start-up of the full scheme in NSW and also worked as Director Stakeholder Engagement for the NSW Central region and Director Strategic Initiatives, Provider & Market Engagement. In the past 12 years, Mary has received the inaugural Award for Outstanding Contribution to Injury Management by an Individual from the Personal Injury Education Foundation and she remains a significant contributor to their education and events subcommittees. Mary has also been made a fellow of the Australian Society of Rehabilitation Counsellors, having been one of the initiating members of that Society and her work was recognised by the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Health Sciences who granted her the Alumni Award for Services to Humanity.