Dawn O’Neil

Dawn O’Neil

Fighting for your life

Dawn O’Neil has a passionate interest in evolving and improving Australia’s mental health and suicide prevention services.


Why you should listen to her

Dawn O’Neil AM has been involved with the Lifeline organisation for over 15 years. Working as the CEO of Lifeline Australia since 2000, Dawn has fostered a period of major governance and service reform across the organisation.

With a Masters of Business Administration, Dawn is also the Deputy Chair of the Mental Health Council of Australia, a member of the Commonwealth’s National Advisory Council on Mental Health, and the Australian Suicide Prevention Advisory Council, a member of the Advisory Council for the Sydney based Centre for Social Impact, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Dawn was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2009, was voted as a finalist in the Telstra Business Woman of the Year ACT in 2008 and Equity Trust CEO of the Year awards for 2005 and 2006.

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