The former Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, will replace Jeff Kennett as the chair of not-for-profit mental health organisation beyond blue.
“My father was a psychiatric nurse so I grew with an awareness of and commitment to mental health causes,” Gillard said. “I’m absolutely delighted that Jeff and the board have the confidence in me to take over as chair of an organisation that has made such a difference in the lives of so many young Australians, but there is only ever going to be one founder and without Jeff Kennett there would be no beyondblue at all.”
Beyondblue is an Australian, independent non-profit organisation that works to address issues associated with depression, anxiety disorders and related mental disorders.
Beyondblue’s CEO Georgie Harman said Gillard was elected unanimously to succeed Kennett as chair from the 1st of July 2017.
— Georgie Harman (@georgie_harman) March 21, 2017
“We’ve found someone who’s emotionally committed to the cause & has the ability to cut through the clutter & drive change,” Kennett said.
— beyondblue (@beyondblue) March 21, 2017