Ministerial Advisory Council on Disability - Independent adviser to the WA Minister for Disability Services - Keeping government informed

Mr Kane Blackman

1st Term: 1/01/2020 – 31/12/2021

Kane Blackman is the parent of a child with Angelman Syndrome, a rare disease. Kane is a non-executive Director and Deputy Chair of Rare Voices Australia, a non-executive Director of Therapy Focus, a member of the National Committee of the Angelman Syndrome Association of Australia and a member of the new WA Government Precision Health Council.

In his professional life, Kane has much experience with government policy, strategy, communications, risk, marketing, governance and community engagement. As the Commission Secretary for the Insurance Commission of Western Australia (ICWA), Kane was integral in the process of consulting with people with disability during the design phase of the WA Government’s person-centred lifetime care scheme in 2016, which extended motor injury insurance to ensure people catastrophically injured in crashes were provided lifetime care and support.

Kane is passionate to bring greater awareness, compassion and leadership to the disability community, so much so that he is committed to running seven marathons in seven continents – his aim is to highlight disability.