Congratulations to our CEO, Margaret Bowen on your 30 years at The Disability Trust! Margaret has led The Trust to great success over the past 30 years. Starting out with the Trust in 1987 when it’s earliest role was in developing and bringing together local services in the Illawarra and advocating for more effective ways to meet community needs.
The Trust has grown and become more diverse but has retained its connection with people with disabilities and their families and h…as continued to place a client-focused ethos at the heart of its operations.
Through Margaret’s Leadership during the 1980’s and 1990s The Trust provided services from Attendant Care Programs, Post School Options, employment services and many more innovative programs, designed to support people with disabilities. All of these services represented significantly new service types at the time and were a prelude to programs that are ongoing at The Trust today.
More recently Margaret has steered the organisation through some significant changes to the disability sector with the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The Disability Trust has lobbied hard for the NDIS and is ready to meet the needs of both current and future service users. It is the vision of The Disability Trust to build on the strengths afforded by our local connections and partnerships with people with disabilities, their families and friends. We are committed to continuing to explore ways to enhance the lives of people with disabilities and to seeking ways to create a more inclusive world through the roll out of the NDIS.
Without the strong leadership and commitment of Margaret to The Disability Trust and the sector the organisation would not be the dynamic, innovative, adaptable and trustworthy as it is today. Margaret celebrated today with some of her many colleagues with cake and a glass of champagne.
Congratulations once again Margaret what a brilliant achievement.