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ITS Australia Summit 2022
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Tony Burns OAM

General Manager Employment - Multicap

Professional Bio

At a young age Tony’s parents instilled in him the mantra that giving back is the best reward in life. Taking their advice, Tony dedicates his time to making life better for others. Tony has raised over $800,000 for the John Maclean Foundation and was previously CEO of Helping People Achieve (HPA). Tony and has been an Executive Director for the peak Body NDS and also a member of the NDS National Committee on Supported Employment for over 9 years. 

Tony has now joined Multicap Employment, where his team likes to say, “For Purpose” – We always focus on possibilities, not on disabilities, and the possibilities are expanding. It is here that he is the leading force in providing training, work experience and inspiration to people who are physically and/or intellectually challenged.

His passion for the disability sector is infectious and Tony leads his team with an enthusiasm that is undeniable. Tony’s unwavering drive has contributed to HPA making history in becoming the first charity to win the Telstra 2016 NT Business of the Year Award.  He was also a Finalist for the NT Australian of the Year Award in 2017 and an Ambassador for 2019 Australia Day Awards. In June 2021 Tony was Awarded the Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division for service to people with disability, in recognition of his extensive work and philanthropy in the sector over a number of years.

With a zest for life, Tony’s infectious passion inspires all of those around him.

Tony's Presentations

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Special Interest Session
18 August 2022 11:05 am
Plaza Auditorium
Sustainable & Ethical Procurement Special Interest Session - Panellist