Chief Corporate and Commercial Officer - Fisher Leadership
Various Locations
Close Date: 25/04/2024
REF: NDIccc0124
Applications for this listing are closed

Chief Corporate and Commercial Officer

Various Locations
Close Date: 25/04/2024
REF: NDIccc0124
  • Newly created senior executive appointment
  • Support a better life for over 600,000 Australians with a significant and permanent disability
  • Significant scope to influence and impact at scale


Pivotal corporate services role – Band SES 2

The NDIA is seeking a proven senior executive candidate to fill the Chief Corporate and Commercial Officer role to lead procurement and corporate services across the agency.

The role has three direct reports and will provide leadership oversight across a portfolio of 150 staff covering three branches and a property footprint of over 150 offices nationally.

The Branches encompass:

  • Procurement
  • Corporate, Information and Workplace Services
  • Enabling Services Transformation and Improvement – a newly established function that delivers internal consultancy and digital transformation services.


The role plays a critical part in improving employee experience and driving improved outcomes for the agency’s corporate services.


Where you can add value

You will come with a track record of driving a corporate services culture that is customer-focused, data-led, accessible, and responsive.

You will build the NDIA’s commercial and strategic sourcing capability to drive improvements in value for money, service provider relationships, contract management, systems development and streamlining of processes.

In the context of an agency with a significant, the role has an outstanding opportunity to influence social procurement outcomes in the marker more broadly.


Our ideal candidate

This position will suit those who can demonstrate a track record of success in delivering outcomes in a large-scale complex environment. Ideally, you will bring a blend of broad and deep experiences leading across commercial or procurement functions with a deep working knowledge of public sector procurement frameworks.

You will have a demonstrated capacity to quickly develop an extensive understanding of the strategic and operational requirements of the NDIA. Your success will have come through delivering improvements in customer experience and the ability to cut-through and build deep relationships in the face of difficult or challenging situations. You will have either lived experience of disability or a strong commitment to improving the lives of people with disability.

To be successful you will exemplify the Australian Public Service values and model curiosity, integrity, innovation, and collaboration. You will be self-aware, positive in considering and respecting a range of ideas and the perspectives of others.


About the NDIA

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is an independent statutory agency. We are responsible for implementing the world leading National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), which is one of the biggest social reforms since Medicare.  The NDIS is designed to enhance the quality of life and increase economic and social participation for people with disability and provide peace of mind for every Australian.

To support our focus and an engaged and capable NDIA, the Agency supports flexible working arrangements – this underpins a diverse, adaptive, and high-performing workforce.


What you should know

To be eligible for employment with the NDIA, you must be an Australian citizen. A candidate’s suitability for employment with the Agency will be assessed through a pre-employment screening process. This will include a criminal history check and the ability to obtain and maintain an Australian Government security clearance, at the Negative Vetting 1 level. This will be arranged for you, if successful.

The NDIA will provide reasonable adjustments for candidates to participate equitably in the recruitment process and discuss workplace adjustments to fulfil the requirements of the role.

We strongly and actively encourage applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, including people with disability, First Nations peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds and LGBTIQA+ people.


Application Instructions

To apply, click on ‘Apply Now’ using reference NDIccc0124 and addressing your application to Andrew Norton. Alternatively, please email application to

Your application should include:

  • A complete current resume.
  • A one-page pitch (maximum 750 words)

Your pitch should highlight relevant examples and accomplishments that demonstrate:

  • Why you want to work for us.
  • What you will bring to the role.
  • Demonstrated experience in driving improved corporate and procurement outcomes


The closing date for applications is 25 April 2024.

RecruitAbility applies to this vacancy. Under the RecruitAbility scheme, you will be invited to participate in further assessment activities for the vacancy if you choose to opt-in to the scheme, declare you have a disability and meet the minimum requirements for the vacancy. All requests for reasonable adjustments will be considered and managed in consultation with you.

Further information can be found at

If you wish to opt in under the RecruitAbility scheme, please clearly state this intention at the beginning of your one-page pitch.

For enquiries, or if you would like help understanding this document or would like to receive it in another format, please contact Andrew Norton or David Baber of Fisher Leadership via phone: 1300 347 437 using the National Relay Service 133 677 if required or email

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