Simon McKeon AO

2011 Australian of the Year and Executive Chairman of Macquarie Bank Melbourne

Sharing his extensive expertise as Chancellor at Monash University, Simon McKeon shares a deep commitment to giving back to his community. Retiring from the Macquarie Group after a 30 year career that culminated in his position as Executive Chairman, Simon has also been involved with CSIRO, MS Research Australia, Global Poverty Project Australia, VisionFund Australia and World Vision Australia.

Smiling Mind is thrilled to have Simon as an ambassador, where he can continue to share this passion for supporting people. Simon’s experiences have enabled him to make the most of each day, a belief that perfectly aligns with our vision to provide programs that support the wellbeing of young people.

(2011 Australian of the Year & Chancellor of Monash University)

After encountering numerous, outstanding not-for- profit initiatives over the years, I am very excited about Smiling Mind. It is a complementary, pre-emptive mental health program that people of all ages and walks of life can access at no cost. I am pleased to support Smiling Mind and believe it will ensure happier, healthier young Australians.