Samantha Taylor is the Acting NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commissioner. She commenced in the role of Registrar in March 2018, and worked to establish the commencement of the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission in New South Wales and South Australia from 1 July 2018. In her role as Registrar, Samantha established and led the provider registration function, national compliance and investigation policy, national worker screening and the NDIS Commission’s state and territory operations.
Samantha has worked extensively in disability and human service portfolios at the Commonwealth and state level for more than two decades, and has held senior executive roles for 20 years. Prior to joining the NDIS Commission, she was Executive Director of NDIS Implementation in the NSW Department of Family and Community Services, where she led the implementation of the NDIS in NSW. She also advised on the transfer of NSW Government-operated specialist disability services to the non-government sector. In 2017, Samantha was awarded a Public Service Medal for her leadership in disability reform in NSW.