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SuperFriend CEO Margo Lydon Steps Down

MEDIA RELEASE: 23 MARCH 2022

Leading workplace wellbeing not-for-profit organisation, SuperFriend, has today announced the departure of its Chief Executive Officer, Margo Lydon.

Margo Lydon has been at the helm of SuperFriend for over eleven years and dedicated her tenure to creating positive change in mental health and suicide prevention in Australia.

Furthering her work in delivering practical and impactful solutions, actionable insights and advocating for positive change in workplace mental health, Ms. Lydon will remain connected to SuperFriend as their Chief Mental Health Advisor until mid-August.

On her departure, Margo Lydon says:

“It has been a privilege and an honour to lead the team, and I am immensely proud of the work that we have achieved together. It is terrific to see SuperFriend at the forefront of workplace mental health, working collaboratively with our Partner super funds, life insurers, business and industry and of course, the mental health sector, to deliver positive outcomes for Australian workers and workplaces. I will be remaining in the industry dedicated to progressing Australia’s mental health and suicide prevention work, and keen to continue my career focus on strategic and systems change that delivers positive impact.”

SuperFriend Chair, Elizabeth Proust, AO, says:

“The Board acknowledges the significant and important contributions Margo has made to SuperFriend, the superannuation and life insurance industry, and to workplace mental health and wellbeing in Australia. Margo’s work, leadership and influence has resulted in significant positive changes at organisational, industry, state and national levels.

Margo has been a leading light in this field, and we know that, whatever she chooses to do next, will continue to make an impact. The Board congratulated Margo on her important achievements.”

Margo Lydon has been the CEO of SuperFriend since June 2010. Under her leadership, SuperFriend has created innovative solutions, influenced national policy agendas and led the development of the Indicators of a Thriving Workplace Survey, Australia’s largest workplace survey completed by over 10,000 employees annually.

Ms. Lydon’s resignation is effective from 14th April 2022. Dina Goebel, SuperFriend’s General Manager of Strategy and Innovation, is the acting Chief Executive Officer until the appointment of a new CEO.

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