State MP for Malvern, Michael O’Brien has welcomed the appointment of Andrew Macready-Bryan of Glen Iris to the Victorian Disability Advisory Council.
Andrew is a founding member of the James Macready-Bryan Foundation, which focuses on improving life for young people with an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). He has worked in a range of fields, including information technology, education and finance, and is a strong advocate and commentator on issues associated with disability.
“Andrew will be a valued member of the council; he has proven himself as a self-starter and as a passionate advocate and commentator for people with disability,” Mr O’Brien said.
“I am confident that the skills and experience he brings to the council will make a real difference in improving outcomes for people with disability, their families and carers.”
The 14-member council advises the Victorian Government and works with community and government advisory groups on policies and strategies to increase the participation of people with disability in the community.
The new council commenced its term on 1 July 2013. It includes nine new members from a variety of backgrounds, including: people with disability, family members of people with disability, advocates, business owners, academics and long serving community sector and local government representatives.