Kerrie Duff Consulting

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Director of Kerrie Duff Consulting
Advocate for disability and human rights issues
Paralympian: bronze medalist 400mtrs Freestyle
Human Book
Quirky sense of humour
Craft-o-holic - especially quilting, patchwork, lace-making, modern textiles

Motto: 'To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield.' Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Qualifications: Master of Human Rights: Curtin, 2014; Citizen Centred Leadership: Cornell University, 2014; Certified TAE trainer: Morley Training Centre, 2013; Leaders for Tomorrow graduate: 2013; Bachelor of Arts: Monash University,1983

Goals: Provide leadership and mentor youth and adults with disabilities to assist people to reach their potential.
Seek justice and rights for people whom society often overlooks or ignores.

Dream: write children's books with a human rights message

Represented Australia internationally;
1994: Far Eastern South Pacific International Competition (FESPIC- parallel to Commonwealth Games for people with disabilities), Beijing, Swimming, Gold, Silver; 1984: Paralympics (Games for disabled athletes parallel to the Olympic Games) UK, Bronze 400m f/s; 1982: FESPIC, Hong Kong Gold (2), silver (1), bronze (2); 1981: First Invitational Junior Games for the Disabled, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. National competitions; A.U.S.S.I. Masters: various medals; Australian records.

Employment History: Guides 4 Sight: Administration/Social Media/Support Coordination (p/t); National Disability Insurance Agency: Planning and Support Coordinator (f/t); Western Australia's Individualised Services- Communications officer (p/t); Rocky Bay- training department: casual support trainer; Options Employment: casual trainer; People With disabilities WA: Senior Systemic Advocate; Spina Bifida Association WA: Client Services Coordinator; World Vision Australia; Laserlife Australia

Current Affiliations: KIDS Institute: consumer representative; Fishability: Board member, WA's Individualised Services (WAiS): Board Member

Current Member: Perth Modern Quilting Guild, West Australian Quilters Association

Past Affiliations: Diverse Leaders Inc; Australian Institute of Company Directors; Diverse Leaders Inc; Rocky Bay: Spina bifida and hydrocephalus consumer group
Lady Lawley: Advisory committee; People With disabilities (PWdWA) - Vice President; Women with disabilities Australia (WWDA) - Board member; Diverse Leadership WA - secretary (previous public officer); Telethon Kids Institute/ University of WA School of Population & Health - Consumer representative: Developmental Pathways Project; Women with Disabilities WA (WWDWA): President; Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association WA (SBHAWA): VP; Genetics Support Council WA (now called Genetic and Rare Diseases Network: Treasurer; Spina Bifida Foundation Victoria: Board member; Spina Bifida Association Victoria: President; Yooralla: Board member

From Victoria - now live in WA
Married to Martin. Puppy mummy to Lucy. Aunt to Giselle and Felix.

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