Georgie has significant and broad-ranging leadership, policy and service delivery experience in the community, public and private sectors. Georgie was appointed as the CEO of beyondblue in May 2014 where she has led a significant expansion of effort and results in service innovation, suicide prevention and digital solutions. Previously, she helped set up and was the Deputy CEO of the National Mental Health Commission, providing independent advice to government on reform.

From 2006-2012, Georgie had national responsibility for mental health, suicide prevention, substance misuse, cancer and chronic disease policy and programs as a senior executive at the Commonwealth Department of Health. She led the development of a significant whole of government mental health Budget package and the strategy and development of legislation to introduce plain packaging of tobacco products in Australia – a world first. Georgie has also led national reforms to lift Australia’s organ and tissue donation rates and worked in the HIV/AIDS sector in Australia and the UK.

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"Leadership, resilience and hope in a time of crisis"

Education leaders are on the frontline of the COVID crisis, often at great cost to their mental wellbeing. CEO Georgie Harman outlines the support Beyond Blue is providing learning communities through this period of turbulence, and gives her personal insights on self-care, resilience and leading through times of adversity.