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Collaboration • Knowledge • Leadership

MHV to farewell CEO Angus Clelland

Dec, 2021

Mental Health Victoria CEO Angus Clelland will depart the role on 22 February after five years with the organisation.

In March he will take up a new role as the CEO of On the Line Ltd, a counselling and social health organisation.

Mr Clelland's tenure began in 2017 as he oversaw MHV's establishment as the peak body for the Victorian mental health sector, with a brief to pursue system level reform.

Under his leadership MHV, in collaboration with its members and stakeholders, led the push for reform of the Victorian mental health system.

"I am amazed by just how much we have achieved together," said Mr Clelland in a statement to members and stakeholders.

"I have no doubt that through all of our collective efforts, Victoria will have the best mental health system in the country and will one day be held up as a shining example of what can be achieved when diverse stakeholders collaborate and work towards a common purpose."

Mr Clelland extended thanks to MHV's Board, to its Patron, Professor Allan Fels AO, and to its Ambassador, Professor Patrick McGorry AO, for their support.

He also acknowledged the support of Minister for Mental Health, The Hon James Merlino MP, Minister for Health, The Hon Martin Foley MP, and the Department of Health’s mental health senior leadership team led by Deputy Secretary Katherine Whetton.

He noted that in commencing his new role with On the Line he was “not going far” and “will remain heavily invested in mental health system reform”.

Mental Health Victoria's Board will shortly provide an update on the process to select the next CEO.

Pictured: Angus Clelland stands Melbourne's Royal Exhibition Building on the day the Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System handed down its final report.

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