Tom Baxter is a successful senior executive with Board, CEO and Divisional Head experience across the not-for-profit disability, payments, postal and health insurance sectors.

For the past three years, he has established a strategic advisory practice in the disability and technology sectors, providing support to boards and executives as they transition their organisations under the National Disability Insurance Scheme and new Disability Employment Services Framework.

Prior to that, Tom was CEO of Ostara Australia, Australia’s largest mental health specialist disability employment services provider, and Divisional Head of the Business Enterprises group at Scope Australia, a major not-for-profit service provider in the disability sector.

Tom came to the disability sector after a long career as CEO of BPAY operator, Cardlink, and senior executive at Australia Post. Tom and his wife Ulli lived for 20 years in the Monash area bringing up their two daughters and now live in Rye on the Mornington Peninsula.

“I am delighted to be joining the OC Connections Board as Chairman at a pivotal time in the organisation’s history. The NDIS has presented to us real challenges and great opportunities to enable development of the individuals we support. I’d like to acknowledge the leadership of Peter Willcocks, the outgoing Chairman, with the support of the Board and team lead by CEO Therese Desmond, in bringing the organization to such a strong position today.” T.Baxter