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Paul McCormack

Interim Chief Executive Officer

Paul McCormack
Mr Paul McCormack has been the Acting CEO of the National Mental Health Commission since 18 August 2023.

He has over 20 years’ experience in the Commonwealth public service across a range of program management, service delivery, stakeholder engagement, and resource management roles in the Immigration and Health portfolios.

His most recent substantive role was in the Department of Health and Aged Care as the First Assistant Secretary, Financial Management Division where he oversaw the Department’s financial management and reporting, fraud control and investigation, and granting and procurement advisory and assurance functions.
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Acknowledgement of Country

The Commission acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands throughout Australia.
We pay our respects to their clans, and to the elders, past present and emerging, and acknowledge their continuing connection to land, sea and community.


The Commission is committed to embracing diversity and eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of health services. The Commission welcomes all people irrespective of ethnicity, lifestyle choice, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Lived Experience

We acknowledge the individual and collective contributions of those with a lived and living experience of mental ill-health and suicide, and those who love, have loved and care for them. Each person’s journey is unique and a valued contribution to Australia’s commitment to mental health suicide prevention systems reform.