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by Olivia Dunn

CEO, Lifelife Australia

Colin Seery

Cheif Executive Officer, Lifeline Australia

Colin has held leadership positions in the health sector for more than 20 years. Previously he was Chief Executive Officer of Healthdirect Australia and prior to that he held senior executive positions with the National Safety Council of Australia, the Hospital Benefits Association and Sano Consulting.

Colin has worked across a broad spectrum of health sector issues including governance, policy development, stakeholder engagement and advocacy. He spent seven years in management positions at the Sydney Swans Football Club, where he was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2002.


  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Bachelor of Applied Science
  • Diploma of Education
  • Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Guided by a Network of Global Leaders

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.