“As Chief Executive Officer of Self Advocacy Sydney, I am proud to lead a team that supports people with intellectual disability speak up for themselves and achieve their self advocacy goals; work towards SAS’ mission of creating a community where all people with intellectual disability are valued.
I have more than 25 years experience in service delivery, advocacy, policy development and management. I enjoy working alongside SAS’ members, striving together to build a more inclusive and welcoming community.”
Bachelor of Adults Education, University of Western Sydney, 2005
Master of Management, University of Western Sydney, 2006.
Justice of the Peace appointment 30th May 2007.
Graduate Certificate of Research Studies, University of Western Sydney, 2009
Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training (TAE40110), 2011
Senior First Aid Certificate, St Johns Ambulance 2017.
Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management (FAIM).
Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia (FGIA).
Arthur has been the Executive Officer of Self Advocacy from 1996 to 2007, and after a short break was back as CEO in January 2012. Arthur runs the day to day operations of SAS Inc and reports to our Executive Board monthly meetings.
Blacktown City Council Disability Access Advisory sub-committee Board Member 2004-2007, 2012-2017
Blacktown City Council CBD sub-committee Board Member 2004-2007, 2017-current.
Disability Advocacy Network Australia (DANA) Board of Director 2014-2018.
Arthur received THE JOAN TIMPERLEY AWARD FOR SERVICES TO PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY awarded by Councillor Leo Kelly OAM, Mayor of Blacktown City Council, for outstanding contributions to People with Disability on the 3rd of December 2013, at the International Day of People with Disability at Blacktown City Council.
Arthur received a Medal of the Order of Australia on the Queen’s honour list, 13th of June, 2016, for service to people with a disability through a range of organisations that was awarded by His Excellency General, The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd).