Conference speakers

Natasha Mitchell

IIMHL Conference facilitator
Natasha Mitchell is a multi-award winning ABC broadcaster and has presented flagship programs including the national, daily morning show, Life...
Tom Calma

Professor Tom Calma AO

Co-Chair of Reconciliation Australia and former Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission
Opening Plenary - Wide brown land: Australia’s mental health and disability landscape
Fay Jackson

Fay Jackson

General Manager of Inclusion, Flourish Australia and NSW Deputy Mental Health Commissioner
Sub Plenary 1 - Leaders by experience: a call to action Fay Jackson experienced mental health issues from her early teenage years and was diagnosed...
Ian Hickie

Professor Ian Hickie

Psychiatrist, National Mental Health Commissioner, mental health campaigner and co-director of the University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Centre
Sub Plenary 2 - The technology challenge: what leaders need to know about real-time data and online mental health supports(co-speaker) Professor Ian...
Jono Nicholas

Jonathan Nicholas

CEO of reachout.com by Inspire Foundation
Sub Plenary 2 - The technology challenge: what leaders need to know about real-time data and online mental health supports(co-speaker) The technology...

Dr Monique Faleafa

Psychologist and Chief Executive, Le Va, New Zealand
Sub Plenary 3 - Pacific Island Mental Health for Oceania: Igniting communities, creating change Dr Monique Faleafa is the founding Chief Executive of...
Helen Milroy

Professor Helen Milroy

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Commissioner at Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
Sub Plenary 4 - Childhood Trauma and Recovery: learning from Australia’s Royal Commission Helen Milroy is a descendant of the Palyku people of the...
Peggy Brown

Dr Peggy Brown

CEO of the Australian Government’s National Mental Health Commission (co-speaker)
Sub Plenary 5 - Just do it: leadership to achieve the impossible (co-speaker) Dr Peggy Brown is Chief Executive Officer of the National Mental Health...
David Covington

David Covington

CEO and President, RI International; leader, Zero Suicide initiative
Sub Plenary 5 - Just do it: leadership to achieve the impossible (co-speaker)