Prof. Bruce Bonyhady

Director, Melbourne Disability Institute

Bruce Bonyhady AM, is Executive Chair and Director of the Melbourne Disability Institute. Bruce is a disability reformer, economist, one of the key architects of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and was the inaugural Chair of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) from 2013 to 2016. Bruce began his career in the Australian Treasury and also worked in economic consulting, funds management and insurance in Australia and the UK, before becoming a non-executive director. His non-executive roles include President of Philanthropy Australia (2006-13).

Bruce is the father of three adult sons, two of whom have disabilities and in the 2010 Queen’s Birthday Honours, he was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia for services to people with disabilities, their families and carers, and to the community as a contributor to a range of charitable organisations.

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This waist height picture of Bruce presents him smiling, wearing glasses and standing in a grey suit, with a white shirt and blue patterned tie. The blurred background suggests a sunny park.
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