Beyond Blue announces Georgie Harman as new CEO

16 April 2014

Beyond Blue is delighted to announce the appointment of Georgie Harman as its new CEO.

After a comprehensive selection process managed by Russell Reynolds Associates, the Beyond Blue Board yesterday selected Ms Georgie Harman from more than 70 applicants.

Georgie Harman is currently the Deputy CEO of the National Mental Health Commission and has had a long and successful career in the public service, community and the Not-For-Profit sectors.

Beyond Blue Chairman The Hon. Jeff Kennett AC said Beyond Blue was fortunate that a candidate with a good knowledge of Beyond Blue and a broad background in government and the mental health sector offered themself for the position.“After interviewing the final three candidates yesterday morning, the

Board unanimously selected Georgie for the role.”

Mr Kennett said that the Board thanked current CEO Kate Carnell AO for her outstanding service to the organisation.

“Kate has left the organisation in a much stronger position than when she arrived, and it is well placed to continue its work in the future.”

Ms Harman said that she was very excited to take up this new position.

“Beyond Blue is a wonderful organisation that has huge potential to continue making a significant difference to those affected by mental health issues,” she said.

“I am looking forward to working with Jeff Kennett and the Board of Beyond Blue together with the staff on behalf of all Australians.”

Georgie will start her appointment in early May.

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