Deaf Australia Board

The Board of Deaf Australia is made up of seven people elected by Deaf Australia Ordinary (Deaf) members to represent the Deaf community in Australia. To be elected to the Board, a person must be an Ordinary (Deaf) member of Deaf Australia.

Board members serve Deaf Australia as volunteers for a period of two years and are ultimately responsible to the members of Deaf Australia who elected them. Board members can be re-elected after their two year term is finished.

The Board works with a three year strategic plan that outlines the goals to be achieved. Board members work with the staff of Deaf Australia to achieve the goals as outlined in the strategic plan. The Board meets at least four times a year.


Todd Wright (NSW)


    President since 2013
    Board Director since 2010
    Board Director of Deaf Society of NSW since 2010
    Employed currently as an IT Services Manager at IBM
    Elected for 2017 – 2020

    Todd’s vision: “A Stronger Deaf Australia making a Better Australia for Deaf People.”

    Debbie Kennewell (SA)

    Board Director

      Board Director since 2015
      Employed currently as Manager at Deaf Can Do
      Elected for 2018 – 2021


      Adrian Doyle (Vic)

      Board Director

        Board of Director since 2016
        Elected for 2017 – 2020


        Rodney Adams (NSW)

        Board Director

          Board of Director since 2018
          Elected for 2018- 2021



          Board Director

            This position is currently vacant, term expires 2019


            Co-Opt Directors (x2)

            Board Director

              This positions are currently vacant, term is only for one year expires at next Annual General Meeting, if interested to serve as Co-Opt Director, please email at info(at)



              Deaf Australia Constitution

              Download a copy of the current constitution document (PDF 530KB)