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Mental Health Matters

Every $1 spent on mental health actions returns $2.30

Wednesday, 25 August 2021

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm



On Zoom



Sydney First Members Only

Every dollar spent on mental health actions returns $2.30.

The costs to business for inaction on mental wellbeing in the workplace is a financial and moral issue sharply amplified by the extended lockdowns in NSW. An issue few are adequately prepared for.

In this webinar the Hon. Bronnie Taylor MLC, Minister for Mental Health shared with us what the government is doing to help business owners minimise the real dangers posed to individuals and companies in these extraordinary circumstances.

We explored realistic and effective strategies that will help your organisations improve, and maintain, your staff’s resilience and company’s ongoing success with the Minister and a panel of leaders, including our own CEO (and former CFO for NSW Health), Daniel Hunter, Jay Munro, Senior Manager of Country Marketing for ANZ, Indeed and Dr Monique Crane, Associate Professor, Macquarie University.

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The Hon. Bronnie Taylor MLC

Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women

Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women 

The Honourable Bronnie Taylor, MLC is the Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women.

Appointed in March 2019 Bronnie brings a wealth of experience to this important and vital Ministry.

Before entering Parliament in 2015, Bronnie spent 20 years working in health as a registered nurse, specialising in cancer care and palliative care. Her work in these fields saw her become one of the first McGrath Foundation breast care nurses and then became the Director of Cancer Services in the Southern NSW Local Health District.

It was through her work as a cancer nurse where Bronnie’s political career began. Determined to get better services for patients in regional NSW, Bronnie successfully lobbied for a local oncology service for the Monaro. The establishment of the Cooma Oncology Clinic means that regional patients have access to the same quality health care as patients in the city, and they can stay in their communities while having treatment.

Inspired to make more change, Bronnie entered local government serving as the Deputy Mayor of the Cooma-Monaro Shire.  It was here that the National Party could see the passion and drive in Bronnie and in 2015 she was elected to the NSW Legislative Council.

Only a year after being elected as MLC, Bronnie was appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Southern NSW and Regional Communications. In January 2017, she became Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Premier and Southern NSW.

Bronnie is passionately committed to our rural and regional communities, and in particular about health and education outcomes, local government and agriculture.

As Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women Bronnie is working towards ambitious targets of Towards Zero suicides, providing more work opportunities for young people in regional NSW and supporting women with a number of programs building leadership and support networks.  

Bronnie is married to Duncan and they have 2 daughters Hannah and Holly. Home is at Nimmitabel on their sheep and cattle property. 

Daniel Hunter

Chief Executive Officer, Business NSW

CEO, Business NSW

Daniel is passionate about the purpose-driven mission of the organisation, which aims to bring value to members, businesses, the economy and the overall community. Business NSW is uniquely placed to deliver this, whether it’s through advice, advocacy or the successful commercial businesses it owns and operates. Dan strongly believes organisational culture and visible leadership are the key enablers to success. 

His career has spanned finance and operational leadership roles, across both the private and public sector. 

Previously the Deputy Secretary Finance and Asset Management and Chief Financial Officer for NSW Health, Dan managed a $29 billion annual health budget for the state. He is proud to have been a part of the NSW Health system and their world-leading response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to this, Dan had been the Chief Executive of HealthShare NSW, the 7,000-person shared services delivery organisation of NSW Health, since 2015.

Dan also worked at Sydney Water in many different senior roles, including on the project team for the $2.3 billion private refinancing of the Sydney Desalination Plant. He also led Sydney Water’s Human Resources function and was the General Manager of Transformation. In the private sector, Dan has worked with the Intercontinental Hotels Group and with Channel Seven’s Pacific Magazines, as the Company Financial Controller.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Commercial Law from the University of Auckland, a Masters degree from Griffith University and is a CPA.

He grew up in NZ and is the product of a small family farming business. He lives in Sydney with his wife and 3 children.

Jay Munro

Senior Manager of Country Marketing for Australia and New Zealand, Indeed

Senior Manager of Country Marketing for Australia and New Zealand, Indeed

Having worked within the recruitment industry for over 20 years, Jay Munro is Indeed's Senior Manager of Country Marketing for Australia and New Zealand.

During his career, Jay has worked to understand the behaviours and challenges around how people find jobs and how companies identify talent.

He regularly contributes to a range of publications in Australia and internationally and speaks at many industry events on topics ranging from diversity, unconscious bias in recruiting, and the sociology of job search.


Dr Monique Crane

Associate Professor, Macquarie University

Associate Professor, Macquarie University

Associate Professor Monique Crane is the founder of Resilience Research and Training Systems at Macquarie University. She is a registered psychologist, member of the Australian Psychological Society, and academic member of the College of Organisational Psychologists. She directs a program of research seeking to understand human resilience in the workplace context, particularly in the military. Dr Crane has developed a new generation of resilience training tools based on accumulating research and theoretical advancements. Associate Professor Monique Crane has worked with the Australian Defence Force for over 10 years with the goal of generating the foundational knowledge that underpins policy and practice to support the psychological resilience of personnel. She has secured over $1.7 million in total external and internal competitive grant funding for resilience research with national and international collaborators.



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