The Board of SANE Australia is delighted to announce that Rachel Green has been appointed to the role of CEO and will be taking up the position in mid-January 2021.
Rachel brings a wealth of experience and expertise across the mental health, not for profit and government sectors, with a passion for championing the voice of people with lived experience.
While working at the National Mental Health Commission, Rachel joined with SANE Australia Patron Janet Meagher AM to develop the Contributing Life Framework and she was the author of Australia's first national consumer paid participation policy in 2012.
Rachel worked on the design of national initiatives including Partners in Recovery, and the establishment of the National Mental Health Commission, and she served on the staff of Federal Health Minister Nicola Roxon.
At the Black Dog Institute, Rachel led large scale translational design and implementation projects, including as Director for the LifeSpan suicide prevention initiative.
In her most recent role as CEO at Independent Community Living Australia (ICLA), Rachel led the organisation through a period of significant growth more than tripling revenue from $4m to $15m in only two years.
The Board values Rachel's track record in leading innovation and working collaboratively with researchers and high performing teams to bring big visions, which prioritise consumer and carer experiences, into reality.
Chair of SANE Australia Lucy Myer says, 'We warmly welcome Rachel to the role of CEO of SANE Australia. We were very taken by her passion and drive for SANE's mission coupled with her impressive leadership, management expertise and commitment to social justice. We are excited that Rachel will join the team at SANE in the new year and look forward to her leading SANE Australia through its next chapter of growth. We have every confidence that Rachel will build substantially on the legacy of those before her so that SANE Australia continues to make a real difference in the lives of people affected by complex mental health issues'.
Rachel lives in Sydney and is a mum to three young kids.