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Richard Spencer

Commissioner

Richard Spencer was appointed a part time Commissioner with the Productivity Commission on 27 October 2016.

Richard has over 25 years leadership experience in social service delivery, serving in various Chief Executive Officer (CEO) roles in the not-for-profit sector across community services, disability services and cross-cultural education.

He was the CEO of The Benevolent Society (2004-2011), CEO of Cerebral Palsy Alliance (1998-2000) and President and CEO of AFS Intercultural Programs in New York (1992-1998). Richard has also had extensive experience in business and in the legal profession, including with Rio Tinto and Clayton Utz.

Currently Richard is serving on the following Boards:

  • Chair Coordinare, Primary Health Network NSW
  • Director, Women's Community Shelters
  • Director, Social Ventures Australia

Richard is currently working on the inquiry into Human Services and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Costs study.

Richard Spencer

Richard Spencer - Commissioner