SA Mental Health Commissioner to take up new role as Hutt St Centre CEO
SA Mental Health Commissioner Chris Burns has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Hutt St Centre.
Commissioner Burns will take up the role in January, 2020 after the conclusion of his current term as South Australia’s inaugural Mental Health Commissioner and Chief Executive of the SA Mental Health Commission.
SAMHC Executive Director Amelia Traino has paid tribute to Commissioner Burns’ dedication, hard work, strategic leadership and unwavering advocacy of people with a lived experience of mental ill-health.
“We will all miss him enormously at the Commission,” Ms Traino said.
“But we are pleased the Hutt St Centre will now benefit from his skills, knowledge and experience as he continues to champion the wellbeing of people who are disadvantaged by ill health and poverty.
“We are looking forward to working with Chris in his new role.”
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