BIO

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Personal Details

Joseph Connellan

Abbotsford. Victoria.  

M:  0438 388 444

E: joseph.connellan@gmail.com

 

Education

   

  • Company Directors Course - Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD)

  • Master of Social Sciences (Housing Management and Policy) -  Swinburne University

  • Bachelor of Business - Victoria College

Work

 

Joseph Connellan has:

  • 35 years’ experience in service development and delivery

  • Proven track record as a consultant and policy advisor  

  • Experience as Executive Officer in four Not for profit agencies

  • A strong background in policy and program development within Government

 

2007 - MC Two Pty Ltd (Own consulting firm)

 

MC Two Pty Ltd (www.mctwo.com.au), the consulting firm operated by Joseph Connellan, provides strategic and operational consulting services specialising in developing better housing and disability services. For the last five years, Joseph has concentrated on the NDIS and especially housing challenges and opportunities for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants, including Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA).  

Joseph’s clients have been diverse spread across the private sector, three tiers of Government and the non Government sector as well as peak bodies.

Projects Include:

  • Housing solutions for NDIS participants with complex care needs

  • Specialist Disability Accommodation Education Program

  • Strategic Planning  

  • Challenges and Opportunities in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

  • Conversion of a funded function into a social enterprise

  • Submission to the Royal Commission and Parliamentary Enquiries

  • Development of Social Housing Policy Framework  

 

From time to time, Joseph has undertaken limited-term roles in organisations, most recently as the Senior Housing Manager at the Melbourne Disability Institute (MDI), a part of the University of Melbourne, which is led by Professor Bruce Bonyhady.  

 

Board Membership

  • Victoria Disability Advisory Council (VDAC) Member 2014 –2017

  • The Tipping Foundation and Vista - Board Member 2015- 2016

  • Doutta Galla Community Health - Chair 2011-2013 & Director 2010-2013

 

Publication

  • “Two Hands: Delivering More and Better Housing for Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Participants” 2018

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