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Farewell Dr Peggy Brown AO

Farewell Dr Peggy Brown AO

Last week we said farewell to our Chief Executive Officer, Dr Peggy Brown AO.

The Chair, Mrs Lucy Brogden said “under Peggy’s leadership, the Commission has remained a trusted adviser to government and a genuine advocate for the mental health sector.

I would like to thank Peggy for the important contribution she has made to our organisation and the mental health sector. Her authentic leadership, expertise and dedication to improving the lives of those living with a mental illness, their families and support people has been valued by all of us.”

I am pleased to announce that our Deputy CEO, Ms Maureen Lewis, has been appointed interim CEO of the Commission.

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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.