Ticket to Work Team


The Ticket to Work Team is made up of all the members of the local Ticket to Work Networks that are delivering great outcomes in their local communities. See Locations for a listing of those Networks.

Ticket to Work at National Disability Service

Michelle Wakeford is the National Ticket to Work Manager. Michelle has 20 years experience in developing, implementing, and researching innovative practices. She has been key in developing award winning partnerships and programs that support social and economic inclusion. Michelle has been a passionate advocate for opportunities and support for young people transitioning from school to employment. She has a particular focus on increasing expectations and opportunities of young people with disability through career and workforce development and inclusive and meaningful community participation.


Samantha Trent is the National Ticket to Work project officer. Samantha has over 6 years’ experience working within the Disability Employment Service sector, in which she developed an interest in making a difference in the lives of others. Working with the Disability Employment Services area has given Samantha experience in working within the local area and liaising with parents and discussing post school options. Samantha was part of the original Ticket to Work pilot project in 2012, which has given her the knowledge to support other Ticket to Work networks.

Kerrie Langford National Employment Manager, National Disability Services.  Kerrie has over 30 years’ experience working in the not-for profit sector in direct service, policy development, senior management and executive roles.  Prior to joining National Disability Services in 2013, she was the CEO of a leading Disability Employment Service for over 10 years.  In her current role with NDS, Kerrie has oversight of the disability employment services portfolio including Disability Employment Services, Australian Disability Enterprises, Social Enterprises, transition to work programs including Ticket to Work and the interface with the National Disability Insurance Scheme.