SuperFriend, mental health advocacy group for the superannuation and insurance sector, has appointed three new members to its board.
Sarah Guthleben from Equip Super, workplace health expert Professor Niki Ellis, and mental health campaigner Mitch Wallis (Australia & New Zealand Mental Health association Ambassador) will commence immediately as directors.
Ms Guthleben will join as partner fund representative. She has more than 19 years’ experience in the human resources and financial services capacities, currently being executive officer, of people, capability and engagement at Equip Super.
Professor Ellis is taking the role of independent director. She has worked as an executive across both public and private health sectors for more than two decades.
The third appointment, Mr Wallis, has been selected as an independent director. He recently founded an international not-for-profit campaign to combat stigma around mental health, the ‘Heart On My Sleeve Movement’.
Mr Wallis was also appointed the first ambassador for the Australia and New Zealand Mental Health Organisation.
“Sarah, Niki and Mitch’s appointments will complement our longstanding and thriving board. These important appointments complete our Board growth from four Directors to eight as part of our growth strategy and governance review,” David Atkin, chair, Superfriend said.
“Their experience and collective passion for supporting mental health in workplaces will amplify our shared vision that all Australian workplaces are mentally healthy.”
Sarah Simpkins is a journalist at Momentum Media, reporting primarily on banking, financial services and wealth.
Prior to joining the team in 2018, Sarah worked in trade media and produced stories for a current affairs program on community radio.
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