Image of Jayson Hanrahan kneeling beside his Guide Dog


With a strong personal interest in the issues facing people with a disability, Jayson endeavours to advocate wherever possible to ensure all people who are blind or vision impaired are able to fully participate in the community on an equal basis. He has a strong desire to inspire and assist others living with disabilities to achieve their goals and ambitions.


Jayson has over 18 years of experience in the Australian disability, community and health services sectors and has personally been a long-time client of Guide Dogs.

Some of Jayson’s previous roles include working with the Organising Committee for the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games, as well as working in senior management roles at the Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind, the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Guide Dogs Victoria, Guide Dogs South Australia and UnitingCare Queensland. Recently he was responsible for contributing to the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) throughout Southern Queensland and Northern New South Wales, giving him a comprehensive understanding of the scheme and how it can benefit people who are blind or vision impaired.