A not-for-profit government owned social enterprise, within the Prime Minister's portfolio responsibilities, NADC has a close working relationship with the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and reports to the Commonwealth Parliament under the provisions of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act (2013). The operations of the company are overseen by a board of Directors appointed by the Prime Minister.
The NADC is generously supported by the Australian Government through the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.
Since the National Australia Day Council was incorporated on 25 October 1990, the role of Chair of the National Australia Day Council has been held by:
- Adam Gilchrist 2008 - 2014
- Lisa Curry Kenny 2000 - 2008
- Kevan Gosper 1996 - 2000
- Phillip Adams 1992 - 1996
- John Newcombe 1990 - 1992
The current Board of the National Australia Day Council is:
- Ben Roberts-Smith VC, MG
- Ms Robbie Sefton
Director - Sefton & Associates
- Ms Janet Whiting (Chair, Audit Committee)
- Professor Samina Yasmeen
Director - Centre for Muslim States and Societies
- Ms Elizabeth Kelly
Deputy Secretary, Governance - Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
- Jason Glanville
- Norman Schueler
- Dr Susan Alberti AO
Chairman, Susan Alberti Medical Research Foundation
- Richard Rolfe
Dealer Principal of Audi Centre Canberra
National Australia Day Council Staff
To contact staff, email addresses are in the format of firstname.lastname@example.org
Chief Executive Officer
General Manager, Programs & Operations
COMMUNICATIONS & CONTENT TEAM
Australia Day Communications Manager
Australian of the Year Awards Communications Manager
Acting Program Manager
Simone Davies-Brown (part-time)
Doris Leake (part-time)
National Australia Day Council and Reconciliation
While acknowledging there is much more to do, the NADC is proud of making a contribution to reconciliation. The NADC have developed, and are committed to a Reconciliation Action Plan, an initiative of Reconciliation Australia which enables organisations to turn good intentions into actions.
NADC thanks the staff of Reconciliation Australia for helping us appreciate the importance of Reconciliation. With their support, we take pride in our leadership role and hope others will join us in making a contribution to the process. Read our Reconciliation Action Plan here.
National Australia Day Council Annual Reports
NADC Corporate Plan
Section 95 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act) requires Commonwealth controlled companies such as the National Australia Day Council (NADC) to prepare a four year corporate plan.
This Corporate Plan clearly articulates the purpose, functions and role of the NADC and associated financial projections, performance measures, risks and operational environment.
View or download the NADC Corporate Plan.