Panellist: Vaughan Dodd

A man (Vaughan) seated in an office, with his black labrador Guide God, Archer, at his feet.

About Vaughan

Senior Advisor, Whaikaha - Ministry of Disabled People

Vaughan Dodd is a seasoned leader with nearly 35 years of experience within the disabled persons' community, notably with Blind Citizens New Zealand.

Committed to social change, Vaughan advocates for the well-being of disabled individuals through a rights-based approach, valuing their active participation in shaping the future. Before joining the Office for Disability Issues in 2019, he worked as a Regional Disability Advisor in Auckland, providing valuable guidance to parents of disabled children accessing relevant Work and Income services.

Currently, Vaughan is making a significant impact as part of the team at Whaikaha, Ministry of Disabled People.

Auckland is his home, where he enjoys interests in music, politics, cricket, and technology, alongside his beloved black Labrador guide dog, Archer, and Siberian cat, Ariana.