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Shayne Connell

CEO, LivingWorks Australia | Executive Vice President, Development

Shayne Connell, MBA, has extensive leadership experience in social cause organizations and as an elected official. He previously served as a manager and coordinator in the cancer research fundraising field and represented the people of Newcastle, Australia, as a city councillor.

As Vice President of International Development, Shayne’s focus includes growing LivingWorks Australia by developing new relationships, strengthening LivingWorks’ quality assurance program, and increasing the organization’s profile on the national stage.

Shayne holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and an MBA from the University of Newcastle, Australia, and has been extensively involved in suicide prevention as both a LivingWorks trainer and coach—where he has delivered over 100 workshops—and as a coordinator and crisis counselling volunteer with Lifeline Australia.

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