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Margo Lydon

Director, Shared Value Project

Margo is the Chief Executive Officer of SuperFriend – Industry Funds’ Mental Health Initiative. SuperFriend is a national leading workplace mental health and wellbeing organisation, working with profit-to-member superannuation funds and insurers to achieve mentally healthy workplaces for their staff, employers and members.

Margo has been working in mental health and suicide prevention for 21 years. She has extensive experience in leadership, business growth and strategic partnership and systems change. Margo’s energy and dedication to her role is underpinned by her strong belief that SuperFriend provides unprecedented opportunities to improve the workplace mental health and wellbeing of the millions of Australians who belong to ‘profit to member’ superannuation funds.

Margo holds a Master of Science, Positive Organization Development and Change from Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Ohio. Margo also holds a Bachelor of Business Degree (Marketing) from University of Queensland.

Margo represents SuperFriend on a number of nationally recognised strategic alliances including: The Mentally Healthy Workplace Alliance, Victorian Workplace Mental Wellbeing Collaboration, Leading Well Queensland, Positive Psychology Institute of Australia Advisory Panel, and Roses in the Ocean’s Sector Advisory. Margo is also a Director on Shared Value Project Australia Board.

Through Margo’s involvement and influence in the Mentally Healthy Workplace Alliance, she also Chairs the Stakeholder and Communications Working Group of the National Workplace Initiative – an $11.5 million investment over four years from the Commonwealth’s Department of Health to create a nationally consistent approach to workplace mental health.

Margo is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Beta Gamma Sigma. Margo was a finalist in the 2019 Telstra Business Women’s Awards (Victoria) in the “For Purpose and Social Enterprise” category.