Danielle Newport

Chief Executive Officer

Executive Director – Non-Independent

Danielle is a qualified accountant (CPA) and Chartered Secretary (ACIS) and has over 15 years’ experience working in senior finance and corporate roles, with more than five of these years at senior executive level within the disability sector.

Danielle joined Activ in November 2011 and was appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director in April 2016. She strongly aligns with the customer perspective and Activ’s purpose of enabling people living with a disability to pursue a better life. Prior to taking on the role of CEO Danielle led the development of Activ’s Strategy.

Danielle is a member of the Audit & Risk Committee, Governance & Nomination Committee, Activ Grants Committee, Disability Royal Commission Steering Committee and the Service Advisory Committee.

Danielle brings a wealth of experience in strategic governance gained from 10 years of serving on voluntary Boards across education, community services and the arts. Danielle is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

Danielle is an elected director of the National Disability Services National Board, a Director on the Workability International Board and has been appointed to the Ministerial Advisory Council Board on Disability in WA.