Executive Officer – NDS National Policy Research Unit / Centre for Applied Disability Research
Gordon Duff has more than 20 years’ experience in human services and advocacy in a career spanning New Zealand, Canada, the UK and Australia, and across academia, government, non-government and business sectors. During the UK Labour governments’ period of reform from 1997-2006, working in government and as an adviser, Gordon led initiatives to develop ‘whole systems’ responses across health, social services, and community development at local and central government levels. Prior to joining National Disability Services in 2008, Gordon worked with the NSW Council of Social Services and the NSW Department of Ageing, Disability and Homecare, managing Sector Development and Program Evaluation. As Executive Officer of NDS’s National Policy Research Unit, Gordon co-ordinates research, sector & workforce development, and led the establishment of the Centre for Applied Disability Research. Gordon supported the development of the NDIS as a member of the Expert Advisory Group on Sector and Workforce Capacity. He holds Honours degrees in Economics and Business Administration from New Zealand universities and a Masters in Social Policy from the London School of Economics.