OECD Local Development Forum: Better strategies for stronger communities


Sally Sinclair

National Employment Services Association, Australia



Sally Sinclair is the CEO of the National Employment Services Association, the peak body for the Australian employment services sector. Sally has been instrumental in informing key stakeholders both domestically and internationally on addressing employment and inclusion challenges including strengthening the integration of employment, education and training, and increasing employment of disadvantaged job seekers including Indigenous job seekers, people with disability, long term unemployed, youth and mature aged. Sally has over three decades of domestic and international expertise in the design, development and delivery of employment and related services. Her experience spans the not-for-profit and for-profit sectors, as well as numerous government appointments and industry expert groups. Among her expert roles, Sally is a member of the Minister’s Disability Employment Advisory Committee, the Federal Government's Employment Services Advisory Group, the Government's Vocational Education and Training (VET) Stakeholder Committee, the Disability Employment Services (DES) Reference Group, and is Chair of the DES Mature Age Working Group. She was a member of the Australian Government’s Welfare Reform Reference Group, the G20 Civil Society 20 (C20) Steering Committee, and chaired the C20 Inclusive Growth and Employment Working Group. Sally is a Board member of the OECD Local Development Forum and is an expert advisor to the OECD LEED Program’s Employment and Skills Strategies in Southeast Asia (ESSSA) initiative. Sally holds a BSc (Hons) from the University of Melbourne, majoring in neuropsychology.

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