Mr David Gray appointed as Chair of the Board of Youth Focus

Mr David Gray has been appointed Chair of the Board of Youth Focus.

Mr Gray, partner at Herbert Smith Freehills, who has been a Board Director since 2008, replaces Mr Peter Harold who stepped down from the Board on June 30.

Mr Harold, who is the Managing Director of Panoramic Resources Limited, was a Youth Focus Board Director for nine years, including the last five years as Chair.

Youth Focus is a leading Western Australian organisation that aims to reduce youth suicide by lowering depression, anxiety and self-harm in 12 to 25-year-olds.

Mr Gray said he was honoured to have been appointed Chair.

“My time at Youth Focus has emphasised to me the critical nature of our mission and how we are working to make a real difference. I look forward to working with the Board and all at Youth Focus to continue to advance our important role in the community. I would also like to offer our sincere thanks to Peter who has overseen a significant period of growth and evolution for Youth Focus,” Mr Gray said.

“When Peter started as a Director, Youth Focus was seeing more than 800 young people and their families, had more than 30 staff and was raising more than $600,000 through its major fundraiser and iconic cycling event, the Hawaiian Ride for Youth.

“Today, Youth Focus cares for 2,500 young people and their families, has nearly 100 staff. has expanded its offices, services and programs and is the lead agency for headspace Centres in Geraldton, Albany and Midland.

“And this year the Hawaiian Ride for Youth raised a record-breaking $2.5 million.”

















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