Ashley de Silva
Chief Executive Officer at ReachOut
Ashley de Silva was appointed as CEO of ReachOut Australia, the most accessed online mental health service for young people and their parents in Australia, in September 2018.
He has worked in community, public and private sectors in strategy, operations and communications roles. Previously, he was Deputy CEO of ReachOut and Head of Strategy and Marketing at the Biennale of Sydney.
Ashley is passionate about using technology to help young people be well, and stay well. He is a Board Director for Mental Health Australia and a member of the Global Leadership Council for the eMental Health International Collaborative. He is also Co-Chair of Telstra’s Technology and Wellbeing Roundtable – a long-running alliance of 40+ organisations from across the corporate, not-for-profit, government and academic sectors that provides a space to share knowledge, build relationships and find opportunities for collaboration.
Ashley holds an Executive MBA from the AGSM (Sydney), and Marketing and Management degrees from Monash University (Melbourne).
Ashley can talk to topics relating to:
- Mental illness
- Mental ill-health prevention
- Mental ill-health data
- MBA (Executive) BBus (Mkt) BBus (Mgt)
- Mental ill-health
- LGBTIQ+ people
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