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2nd October 2023 | Read Time: 3 minutes

The New Look of Leadership at zero2hero

zero2hero welcomes top Western Australian executive talent as new-look Board, overseeing the next phase of growth and impact on young people’s mental health in the state.

Recognising zero2hero’s position as a developing leader for youth mental health education and programs, impacting close to 50,000 young people from 263 schools between July 2021 – December 2022, the organisation has attracted new executive talent to join the Board of Directors and oversee the next phase of life.

Paul Larsen Takes the Helm as Chairperson

Paul Larson leads the board as the new Chair of zero2hero. Paul is a highly respected member within the transport and infrastructure industries. With an illustrious career, including 12 years as CEO and director of Arc Infrastructure from 2007 to 2019, Paul brings extensive leadership experience to the organisation. His current board roles at Centurion Transport, Perron Group, and Qube Property reflect his dedication to corporate involvement and passion for community that he will be bringing to the zero2hero team.

“I am honored to take on this role as Chairperson for zero2hero. Mental health issues among our youth are a pressing concern, and I look forward to working with the dedicated team at zero2hero to make a meaningful impact,” Paul said.

Leigh Dyson Appointed as Treasurer

Leigh Dyson, owner of Dyson Advisory Group joins the board with significant experience in leading litigation and accounting support for complex family law matters. Leigh’s experience spans various sectors including health, technology, property, construction development, mineral, oil and gas, and funds management. His financial acumen and strategic insights will be invaluable as zero2hero continues to grow its programs and reach year over year.

Leigh expressed his enthusiasm, sharing; “I’m excited to join zero2hero as Treasurer and contribute to the organization’s financial stability, ensuring that we can continue to provide essential support for youth mental health.”

Stephen Daly Enhances Board Expertise

Stephen Daly, an accomplished finance and operations executive and a seasoned expert in the not-for-profit sector, has also joined zero2hero’s board. Having previously held the position of Chief Operations Officer at the Minderoo Foundation, Western Australia’s largest philanthropic organisation, Stephen brings a wealth of operational knowledge and experience to the board and currently serves on the board of Western Force, formerly as the Chair.

Jodie Perram Joins the Board

Jodie Perram, a respected figure in the recruitment industry, and the founder of the Perth-based agency Itch, has also been appointed as a new board member. Jodie brings a wealth of network experience and not-profit-expertise, including a role with the Board of Starlight Foundation.

These new board members will work in collaboration with zero2hero’s existing team comprising of Zaheer Mohamed, Neil Sadler, Dr Kaine Grigg, and CEO Ashlee Harrison for 2023 onward, together leading the organisation to impact more young people across more schools in WA, to empower a greater understanding of their mental health and prevent suicide in the community.