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by Olivia Dunn

CEO, ReachOut Australia

Ashley De Silva

CEO, ReachOut Australia

Ashley de Silva was appointed as CEO of ReachOut Australia, Australia’s most accessed online mental health service for young people and their parents, in September 2018.

He has worked in the community, public and private sectors in strategy, operations and communications roles. Previously, he was Deputy CEO of ReachOut and Head of Strategy and Marketing at the Biennale of Sydney.

Ashley is passionate about using technology to help young people be well, and stay well. He is a Board Director for Mental Health Australia and Co-Chair of Telstra’s Technology and Wellbeing Roundtable – a long-running alliance of 40+ organizations from across the corporate, not-for-profit, government and academic sectors that provides a space to share knowledge, build relationships and find opportunities for collaboration.

Ashley holds an Executive MBA from the AGSM (Sydney), and Marketing and Management degrees from Monash University (Melbourne).

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Our Global Leadership Council

Our Global Leadership Council provides thought leadership from a diverse range of professional backgrounds and experience.

Louise Bradley

Former Chief Executive Officer, Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC)

Fran Silvestri

President and CEO, International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL)

Ashley de Silva

CEO of ReachOut Australia

Colin Seery

Chief Executive Officer at Lifeline Australia

Professor Chee Ng

Professor and Healthscope Chair of Psychiatry at The Melbourne Clinic

Jay Buckey

Professor of Medicine at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Graziella Thake

CEO of Optimisation Hub

Andrew Slater

CEO of Whakarongorau Aotearoa

Ed Mantler

SVP Chief Program Officer, Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC)

Nicholas Watters

Director of Access, Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC)

Mary O'Hagan

Executive Director Lived Experience, Department of Health, Victoria, Australia

Charles Curie

Principle and Founder, The Curie Group, LLC

Juanita Ryan

Deputy Chief Executive at Ara Poutama

Victoria Hornby

CEO, Mental Health Innovations, United Kingdom

Victoria Hornby

CEO, Mental Health Innovations, UK

International Phone and Text Helplines

Victoria is CEO of Mental Health Innovations, the charity behind SHOUT, the UK’s first 24/7 crisis text service. From 2011 to 2017, she was Director of Programmes at The Royal Foundation, building a portfolio of projects including the Invictus Games, Coach Core, United for Wildlife and Heads Together.