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Julie Waylen wearing a black blazer, gold loop earrings and squarish glasses with black frames, looking at the camera and smiling

Julie Waylen

Chief Executive Officer

I am delighted to be the Diversity South CEO and it is a privilege to be building on the work of so many before me and support the powerful legacy of many family members, people with disability and the local community who have been involved with Diversity South since 1994.

I have a deep commitment to the community of WA and throughout my career, have supported vulnerable people and community-based organisations providing essential supports and services to those in need. 

From 2014 to 2021, I was the State Manager for National Disability Services (NDS) in Western Australia. NDS is Australia’s peak body for non-government disability service organisations and in WA, NDS also provides a range of access and inclusion services including the ACROD Parking Program, Companion Card and support for Changing Places.

I began her career as a Social Trainer working with people with disability with high and complex support needs and have worked for over 30 years in a range of senior executive leadership roles with both the State government and community services sector. This encompasses disability services, child protection, family support, homelessness, domestic violence, community services and health.   

I am a fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia WA and in 2021, was awarded WA Leader of the Year Working in the Not-for-Profit Sector.  I am a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds qualifications in Social Impact, being part of the inaugural postgraduate intake at UWA’s Centre for Social Impact as well as Training and Development. 


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