Ambassador - Simon McKeon AO

Simon McKeon AO 2011 Australian of the Year and Executive Chairman of Macquarie Bank Melbourne

After encountering numerous, outstanding not-for- profit initiatives over the years, I am very excited about Smiling Mind. It is a complementary, pre-emptive mental health program that people of all ages and walks of life can access at no cost. I am pleased to support Smiling Mind and believe it will ensure happier, healthier young Australians.

Simon McKeon is renowned for his ability to combine business skills in investment banking with a deep commitment to people and charities. He has chaired numerous companies including Macquarie Group (Melbourne), MS Research Australia, CSIRO and Business for Millennium Development. His determination and drive are not confined to the boardroom; Simon is also a record-breaking yachtsman.

Smiling Mind is thrilled to have Simon as an ambassador, where he can share in his passion for supporting people. Simon’s experiences have convinced him to make the most of each day, a belief that accords well with our vision to provide pre-emptive and positive programs that support the happiness and health of young people.