Brad is the CEO of MIEACT, an organisation that is dedicated to delivering education programs that increase community mental health literacy. Previously, for over a decade, Brad was a researcher and lecturer at the University of Melbourne, where his area of substantive expertise was social and health Program Evaluation. In this role, Brad evaluated a wide range of small and large scale programs including mental health and mental health education programs. He then worked over the next nine years for the International Baccalaureate Organisation, with postings to the IB’s Singapore and the Hague global offices, where he was Head of the organisation’s Research Division. Returning to Australia with his family during the COVID-19 pandemic, Brad commenced working with MIEACT in September 2021 as Deputy CEO. Brad joined the community sector to make a positive impact on community mental health.
I find that, having entered the community sector, very enriching and rewarding is the people I get to work with. The people you work with are there with a passion. I would say nobody in my workplace is simply rolling up in order to clock out at five o’clock. You have their people who are passionate about what they do and being around that is a wonderful positive energy.