Down Syndrome Australia Inc was legally incorprated on 1st April as a national organisation representing the interests of people with Down syndrome and their families. Down Syndrome NSW President, Chris Pollock and CEO, Steve Clarke attended the first Down Syndrome Australia board meeting in Melbourne on 4th and 5th May, along with representatives from every Australian state and territory. That meeting was more than 10 years in the making.
Down Syndrome Australia will build strong strategies on its more informal network predecessor’s efforts to advocate strongly for groundbreaking developments such as a National Disability Insurance Scheme and the Better Start initiative.
Angus Graham, Head of Investor Sales at ANZ has been appointed Chairman and Dr Pollock has been appointed Treasurer. Catherine McAlpine, Executive Officer of Down Syndrome Victoria has been appointed part-time CEO of Down Syndrome Australia Inc.