Robert Fitzgerald AM

Robert Fitzgerald AM is the NSW Ageing and Disability Commissioner. Previously, he served as a Commissioner with the Productivity Commission and a Commissioner of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Robert has also worked as the NSW Community and Disability Services Commissioner and Deputy Ombudsman, as well as a practicing solicitor.

He has served on numerous non-governmental boards, serving as President of the Australian Council of Social Service, Deputy Chair of the Benevolent Society and NSW State President of St Vincent de Paul Society. He’s currently a Board Member at Social Ventures Australia and Caritas Australia. Robert was also the inaugural Chair of the Advisory Board for the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission.

Robert has conducted more than 18 government-commissioned national inquiries into economic and social policy, including the review of the National Disability Agreement and the inquiry into the Care of Older Australians.

He holds degrees in commerce and law from the University of NSW and an honorary doctorate from the Australian Catholic University. He is currently an Adjunct Professor with the University of Western Australia. He was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1994.

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