Mary Hawkins is the Director Employment Outcomes in the Market Innovation and Employment branch of the 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 leading the Branch which created the arrangements for providers including pricing, quality and safeguards, registration and complaints management for the commencement of the Scheme in 2013. Mary subsequently assisted with the roll out of the early transition of the NDIS in Nepean/Blue Mountains in NSW, followed by the roll out of full scheme in NSW.
Mary received the inaugural Award for Outstanding Contribution to Injury Management by an Individual from the Personal Injury Education Foundation. She is a fellow of the Australian Society of Rehabilitation Counsellors 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.