Nieves Murray

Nieves Murray

CEO

​“Challenging stereotypes about vulnerable people drives me.”

Nieves commenced as CEO of Suicide Prevention Australia in May 2018.

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Mike Fryer

Mike Fryer

Director Finance & Administration

Mike commenced as Director, Finance & Administration in August 2018.

Mike has a strong background in senior corporate services roles, commencing his career as a Management Consultant at Coopers & Lybrand.

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Kylie Ruth

Kylie Ruth

Director, Policy, Advocacy & Government Relations

Kylie is an experienced policy and government relations manager, with a strong track record in policy development and analysis, government and consumer relations, and issues management across the public, private and

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Jonathan Leeming

Jonathan Leeming

Director Membership & Community Engagement

A deeply empathetic individual with a lived experience, Jonathan is passionate about mental health and preventing suicide. He joined SPA after thirteen years in the corporate sector working in media, where he had a wealth of experience in developing mutually

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Julie Heraghty

Julie Heraghty

Director, Quality & Innovation

Prior to joining SPA, Julie Heraghty served for 13 years as Chief Executive Officer of Macular Disease Foundation Australia. Under Julie’s leadership the Foundation evolved into a world leader in awareness of macular degeneration and a major provider of funding for research for the eye disease.

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Alan Woodward

Alan Woodward

Strategic Advisor, Quality & Innovation

Alan has worked in the fields of mental health, crisis support and suicide prevention for 20 years as an executive leader, a service and program developer, a researcher and as an expert advisor to governments and peak bodies.

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Carolyn Yazbeck

Carolyn Yazbeck

Finance & Administration

Carolyn joined the Finance and Admin Team in August 2018.  Carolyn is an experienced administrator with a history of working across broad range of industries and professions specialising in HR, Operations & Planning and CRM Management.

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Amanda Bagnall

Amanda Bagnall

Project Manager, Events and Community Engagement

With over five years’ experience in events management, Amanda joined SPA as Project Manager, Events and Community Engagement in November 2018. Her background encompasses managing conferences, corporate and ministerial luncheons, exclusive VIP

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Samuel Fuller

Samuel Fuller

Coordinator, The Suicide Prevention Hub

Samuel supports communities to build knowledge and capacity, to improve the quality of suicide prevention programs and services across the sector. He holds a Bachelor of Communication Studies and has extensive experience coordinating Hub models that support

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Hannah Kilada

Hanna Kilada

Finance & Administration

As a dedicated and detail-oriented CPA,  Hanna has been meeting the needs of many companies for over 15 years. Her focus on timely, efficient, accurate and meaningful reporting means that she is always looking for ways to make improvements and

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Lisa Fausti

Lisa Fausti

Executive Assistant

With over fifteen years of experience in hospitality, Lisa has developed the ability to connect and understand people’s needs.  Lisa brings to SPA a real empathy for people which creates the opportunity to make a difference in the way they

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