Our Governance Young Men’s Project Steering Committee

The Young Men’s Project Steering Committee supports, directs and develops strategies for the delivery of the Young Men’s Project. This includes program and policy development, conducting research and developing communication strategies.


Mr Chris Harris, GM Community Engagement, Youth Focus (Co-Chair)

Professor Patrick McGorry, Executive Director, ORYGEN Research Centre (Co-Chair)

Gavin Bain, CEO, Meerkats

Dr Kerrie Buhagiar, Director of Service Delivery, ReachOut Australia

Tye Gerrard, Reservoir Engineer, Woodside

Mark Mallabone, Features Editor, The West Australian

Dr Gavin Marsh, General Practitioner, Queens Road Surgery

Anne Richards, Ministerial Council Suicide Prevention

Steve Richards, Manager, Commercial Energy

Beau Waters, Seven West Media

Melanie Wiese, Chief Strategy Officer, Meerkats

Professor Donna Cross, Winthrop Professor, Telethon Kids Institute

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