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Appointment of CEO to the National Mental Health Commission

Appointment of CEO to the National Mental Health Commission

Minister for Health, the Hon. Greg Hunt, announced yesterday the appointment of Ms Christine Morgan as the new Chief Executive Officer of the National Mental Health Commission.

The Commission has a key role in supporting the Australian Government ensure investment in mental health is both efficient and effective and improves mental health and social and emotional wellbeing for individuals and the community.

Chair of the Commission, Lucy Brogden welcomed the appointment.

“Christine brings a wealth of experience to lead the Commission and drive cross-sector collaboration and whole-of-life approaches to mental health and suicide prevention

“Christine will build on the Commission’s work to enable people to achieve the best possible mental wellbeing and to live contributing lives,” said Lucy.

Ms Morgan is the former CEO of The Butterfly Foundation. She is also the National Director of the National Eating Disorders Collaboration.  In the not for profit sector, Ms Morgan was General Manager at Wesley Mission, over the areas of Corporate Services; and Community & Family Development.

Prior to joining Wesley Mission, Ms Morgan was Executive General Manager responsible for managing the strategic direction and business unit effectiveness of the Wholesale, Broadband & Media Business Unit at Telstra.

We look forward to welcoming Ms Morgan in the Commission in March 2019.

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Acknowledgement of Country

The Commission acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands throughout Australia.
We pay our respects to their clans, and to the elders, past present and emerging, and acknowledge their continuing connection to land, sea and community.


The Commission is committed to embracing diversity and eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of health services. The Commission welcomes all people irrespective of ethnicity, lifestyle choice, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Lived Experience

We acknowledge the individual and collective contributions of those with a lived and living experience of mental ill-health and suicide, and those who love, have loved and care for them. Each person’s journey is unique and a valued contribution to Australia’s commitment to mental health suicide prevention systems reform.