Wayne Herbert

Diversity & Disability Expert, LGBTIQ Advocate, MC & Speaker

Wayne Herbert is passionate about human rights. He has devoted his career to ensuring the talents of people with a disability are recognised and that people with a disability are able to fully participate in the workplace and community. As a gay man and deputy chair of the ACT Government LGBTIQ Advisory Council, Wayne is also passionate about advocating for the rights of the LGBTIQ community.

A solutions based thought leader who is renowned for being outspoken, Wayne Herbert is in demand as a keynote speaker, presenter, and MC. Humorous and thought-provoking, he draws on his own experiences to put the spotlight on issues facing people with disability. Wayne has spoken throughout Australia on issues of disability, diversity, and human resources.

More about Wayne Herbert:

Wayne is experienced in all aspects of client relations, human resources, and business administration. He has a keen interest in social and employment policy that ensures the talents and expertise of people with disability are recognised in the workforce and community more broadly. For many years, Wayne has worked within the Disability Employment Services Program (DES and prior to that within the former Disability Employment Network (DEN), where he witnessed the transformative difference well-paid employment can make in an individual’s life. Wayne has consulted to Australian Public Service (APS) agencies on issues facing people with disability.

Wayne has been appointed to the Disability Employment Working Group chaired by the Australian Public Service Commission; he has been appointed deputy chair of the ACT Government LGBTIQ Advisory Council and is a member of the ACT Government Disability Reference Group. He was on the board of directors for Physical Disability Australia.

Wayne has published a book entitled Anecdotes of a Disabled Gay.

Wayne Herbert talks about:

  • Disability
  • Sexuality
  • LGBTIQ+ Issues
  • Workplace Diversity
  • Disability Employment Services
  • Disability Policy
  • Human Resources
  • Workplace culture – the importance of inclusion

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