Gerry Naughtin is the Strategic Adviser, Mental Health and Psychosocial Disability in the Strategic Advice, Research and Inclusion Division of the NDIA. He brings extensive experience in the community mental health sector to this position. Prior to taking up his position with the Agency, he was the Chief Executive of Mind Australia and brings nine years of sector and policy experience to his position. He was a member of the Independent Advisory Council to the Agency and, along with Janet Meagher, led the IAC’s work on mental health and the NDIS. He has been a member of the Expert Advisory Group to the Mental Health Service Planning Group and was a member of the VICSERV Board for five years. Gerry has an extensive career in human services in the disability and aged care sectors and has a strong history of engagement on consumer and carer participation.