Stan brings wide experience over a range of fields as an independent director to the Board of Suicide Prevention Australia. He has worked in Commonwealth Departments of Prime Minister and Cabinet and Health. As an experienced public servant Stan managed various programs including in the areas of chronic disease, ageing and mental health. Stan has also worked as federal ministerial adviser and chief of staff.
He is committed to achieving, demonstrable, people focused outcomes (including people with lived experience) in the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of suicide prevention programs with an emphasis on social determinants and whole of government approaches as reflected in Suicide Prevention Australia’s Policy Platform.
Stan has a particular interest in the evolution of programs meeting the needs of people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Suicide Prevention Australia Policy Committee member since 2015, Chair of Policy Committee since February 2018. Chair of the LIFE Awards Committee.