The MHFA Australia Board | Mental Health First Aid

Professor Tony Jorm, Chair

BA(Hons) (UQ), MPsych (UNSW), PhD (UNSW), DSc (ANU), FASSA
Tony Jorm is a researcher with particular interest in building the community’s capacity to take action on mental health. He is a Professorial Fellow and NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow at the Centre for Mental Health, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne. With Betty Kitchener, he was a co-founder of Mental Health First Aid. He has had numerous honorary positions, including President of the Australasian Society for Psychiatric Research, Editor-in-Chief of the Australasian Journal on Ageing and Board member of the Mental Health Council of Australia. He has had a long association with Australian Rotary Health, including as Chair of its Research Committee.


Felicity Dougherty

LLB BMedSc (UTS), GradCert Legal Practice (UTS), LLM Innovation, Technology and Law (Edinburgh)
Felicity Dougherty is a lawyer who works in commercial strategy, technology, and intellectual property. She has experience in commercial negotiations, intellectual property management, dispute resolution, contract management, commercial strategy and innovation strategy, interspersed with work overseas in volunteer roles in development.


Benjamin Stretch

B Ec (Hons) JD (Hons) (Syd), MBA (London, Chicago)
Ben is an Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company. His expertise is focused in Corporate Finance, Strategy and Transaction Advisory – as well as organisation design and effectiveness. Previously, he was a Principal at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), and Senior Vice President at Macquarie Group in Sydney and New York. Ben holds a Bachelor of Economics (first-class honours) and J.D. (high honours) from The University of Sydney; and MBA from London Business School and The University of Chicago GSB.


Tony Natoli

BCom (Melbourne), CA
Tony Natoli is a Chartered Accountant and Director with PPB Advisory’s Forensics team, specialising in valuation and forensic accounting. Tony has over 30 years’ accounting experience focusing on business and equity interest valuations; assessing consequential loss claims; dispute advisory services; corporate advisory, due diligence, investigations and litigation support. Tony has been engaged as single expert, shadow expert and consultant in numerous matters. Preparation of critiques of other experts’ reports is also a significant part of Tony’s practice.


Krystian Seibert, Investment Committee Chair

LLB, BCom (Econ) (Deakin), MSc Regulation (LSE)
Krystian Seibert is a researcher, educator and advocate focused on public policy, philanthropy and the not-for-profit sector.

He is an Industry Fellow at the Centre for Social Impact at Swinburne University of Technology, which is a multi-disciplinary research centre focused on promoting positive social change through improving the systemic and organisational conditions that shape communities. Prior to this, he was the Advocacy & Insight Manager for Philanthropy Australia, the peak body for the philanthropic sector in Australia. He has also worked as an adviser to a former Australian Assistant Treasurer, a role in which he oversaw the delivery of major not-for-profit sector reforms such as the establishment of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.

Krystian is a frequent commentator on matters relating to public policy, philanthropy and the not-for-profit sector, with his writing featuring in publications such as The Age, The Australian, The Conversation, the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Alliance Magazine and Pro Bono Australia News.

He has completed a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science focusing on regulatory policy, and a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) from Deakin University.


Angus Clelland, Company Secretary

BEcon(ANU), BSc(Monash), MBA(ANU), MDefStud(UNSW), GradDipACG(CSA), FCIS, FGIA, GAICD, MACS CP
Angus (Gus) is a Chartered Secretary and independent corporate governance advisor with senior executive experience spanning the government, private and NFP sectors. He is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia, Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators (UK), Graduate and Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and Certified Professional Member of the Australian Computer Society.


Darren Abbruzzese

B.Comp (Monash), Grad. Dip Applied Finance (Finsia), MBT (UNSW), GAICD
Darren is a technology executive with experience leading large teams and delivering complex programmes across financial services and manufacturing. With international experience across Asia and the UK, Darren has a passion for delivering great customer experiences and helping businesses develop and implement strategies that further their reach and effectiveness through technology.


Nicki Batagol

B Ec Hons (Monash), Grad Dip Asian Studies (Monash), GAICD, WCLP 2018
Nicki is a Management Consultant specialising in change management with 16 years of experience in Australia and London leading global organisations through workforce transformation programs. She has worked across a range of industries including resources, professional services, government and the not-for-profit sector. She is the Chair of PANDA (Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia) and holds a number of voluntary roles in the community including committees and working groups. Nicki is passionate about raising awareness for mental health, reducing the associated stigma and encouraging early intervention.


Marcia Gough


Marcia Gough is the Vice President, Human Resources at Swinburne University. She has significant Human Resources and Leadership experience, gained across a number of sectors, including, education, manufacturing, consulting, professional services, telecommunications and high technology. She has held global responsibility for Human Resources for a number of years, most recently with RMIT and the Leica Group. Marcia is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a qualified Psychologist with Post Graduate qualifications in Human Resources and Psychology.