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Our People


Our people uphold the Inclusion Melbourne core values, in combination with a range of person centred care experience in disability and related sectors. Most importantly, our people are hardworking, approachable and ‘friendly people’.

Who We Are

Helen Williams

Helen Williams

Chief Executive Officer
  • Helen is a visionary leader who brings a wealth of knowledge, lived experience and deep understanding of the complexities, and needs of people with an intellectual disability and the disability sector. A highly experienced Executive Leader with over 25 years of diverse industry experience, Helen brings a balanced focus on vision and practicality, and a genuine passion for continuous improvement and service excellence.

Nathan Despott

Nathan Despott

Head of Policy, Research and Advocacy
  • Nathan is the manager of Inclusion Designlab, Inclusion Melbourne’s engine room for policy, projects, quality and communications. Since 2015, he has coordinated pioneering projects in community development, NDIS readiness, inclusive oral health, electoral equality, choice for people with intellectual disability and supported decision making. Nathan also supports the quality and communications functions of Inclusion Training.

    Nathan is eager to use applied research and communication strategies to target the key areas of life and practice that will lead to inclusion and transformation in the lives of Australians with intellectual disability. He began his journey in the disability sector working with adults and children with intellectual disability in residential and respite settings.

    A fierce LGBTIQ rights advocate, Nathan has graduate qualifications in communications, social science, theology, and linguistics. He’s also slightly obsessed with science fiction and Eurovision.

Gaye Berry

Gaye Berry

Manager, Community Support (Volunteers)
  • Gaye joined Inclusion Melbourne in 2021 after many years’ experience working in corporate and community services.

    Most recently Gaye has worked within the aged care and disability sector and she has significant expertise working within the fields of vocational rehabilitation, training and development and employment services.

    Gaye is passionate about ensuring that services provided for people living with a disability are meaningful, are delivered to the highest standard possible and assist these people live healthier, happier and more independent lives within our community.