Deputy Commissioner, Regulatory Policy, Insights & Review
Alisa Chambers started as General Manager Policy, Markets and Insights 2022. Her role provides strategic policy development and advice, which focuses on the regulatory framework, participants rights, the provider market and workforce quality, data and analysis activities, the grants program and other major projects and initiatives.
Throughout her career, Alisa has worked in areas that deal with highly sensitive and complex social issues, such as aged care, child protection services, early childhood education and environmental regulation. She is committed to improving communities, particularly for the most vulnerable. Alisa has designed and delivered major reform and cultural change programs on behalf of government and organisations. She has an inclusive leadership approach, coupled with qualifications in change leadership, which allow her to skilfully manage diverse stakeholder priorities to deliver the best outcomes.
Deputy Commissioner, Regulatory Operations (Registrar)
Catherine Myers is an experienced regulator, having most recently headed up the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) as their Chief Executive Officer. Catherine has held various Committee of Management and Board positions for not-for-profit organisations. She holds a Bachelor of Education and a Master of Business Administration and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Catherine is passionate about people and performance. She has a focus on building strong organisational culture, leading transformation and inspiring teams to deliver outstanding results. Catherine has leveraged her experience in change management and communication to deliver practice improvements in regulation. She has overseen the design of risk-based regulatory tools and implemented significant change programs resulting in improved capability, service delivery and regulatory outcomes.
In 2019, Catherine’s contribution was recognised by the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) in the Top 50 Public Sector Women (Victoria) which recognises women for their leadership, inspiration and accomplishment. Also in 2019, her organisation was awarded the IPAA (Vic) Innovative Regulation Award for the development of a new digital risk assessment tool.
Deputy Commissioner, Practice Quality & Clinical Advisory
Kenneth Teoh is the acting Deputy Commissioner, Practice Quality & Clinical Advisory. Ken’s substantive role is the NDIS Commission’s General Counsel and Assistant Commissioner, Legal & Internal Integrity. He joined the NDIS Commission in November 2022.
Ken has over 20 years' experience working in legal roles within Commonwealth regulators, and has also spent time in regulatory and enforcement roles. Prior to that, he was a solicitor at the Australian Government Solicitor specialising in administrative/government law litigation.
General Counsel and Assistant Commissioner, Legal & Internal Integrity
Myra Kochárdy is the NDIS Commission’s acting General Counsel and Assistant Commissioner, Legal and Internal Integrity. Myra joined the NDIS Commission in July 2023.
Myra leads the provision of legal advice to the NDIS Quality & Safeguards Commissioner and the full range of legal services across the NDIS Commission. She also oversees the Commission’s accountability functions such as handling of complaints about the Commission, requests under the Commonwealth Freedom of Information Act 1982, disclosures under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013, and review of decisions made by the Commission.
Myra has over 12 years' experience working in legal roles within Commonwealth agencies, including regulatory and enforcement roles. Prior to that, Myra worked in private practice specialising in health law, professional disciplinary and coronial matters.