The forum is funded and managed by employers. With almost 400 members, it represents organisations that employ about 20% of the UK workforce.
Susan Scott-Parker, chief executive of the forum, said: “We would like to thank Dame Julie Mellor for her efforts as acting chair during the past few months and welcome Adam Crozier.
“As chief executive of Royal Mail, he plays an important part in promoting the economic and social inclusion of disabled people as employees and customers.”
Crozier said: “I am extremely pleased to have been invited to take on this role. Ensuring equal opportunity for all is hugely important to us at Royal Mail and I look forward to helping to promote and develop the terrific work which the Employers’ Forum on Disability does with employers throughout the UK.”