Panellist: Geoff Trappett OAM

A caucasian man (Geoff) wearing a beige jacket and button up shirt, in a wheelchair.

About Geoff

Disability Inclusion Lead, Woolworths Australia

Geoff Trappett OAM is a former Paralympic Athlete. Competing in 2 world championships, Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004 Paralympics. Winning Gold in Sydney, being the first person to dip under the 14 second mark for the 100m wheelchair sprint, holding this world record through his retirement in 2005. Accolades include receiving an Order of Australia medal and named Queensland Paralympian of the Year during a 10-year professional athletics career.

Following on from sport Geoff has transitioned to working professionally in multiple senior executive roles within the disability sector spanning both human service providers and disabled person run advocacy organisations. After 10 years of senior management experience in the human services environment and serving as a board member of Australian Federation of Disability Organisations and Physical Disability Australia, prior to joining Woolworths he devoted his passion and expertise to his social policy change venture Inclusion Moves, speaking out on human rights and disability inclusion related issues. Major pieces of work completed by Inclusion Moves included consulting to the Federal government task force modernising the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport and as chair of the National Inclusive Transport Advocacy Network.

Geoff is 16 months into the role of Disability Inclusion Lead at Woolworths ensuring that the lens of disability inclusion is across all that we do for both team and customer.