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Chrissy McCallum, CFO, Orygen Limited

Chrissy McCallum is Chief Financial Officer for Orygen, a for purpose youth mental health organisation. Orygen believes that all young people deserve to grow into adulthood with optimal mental health. Everything Orygen does is focused on that outcome. Orygen is a world-leading, impactful organisation defining what’s possible in global youth mental health research, policy, education and clinical care.

As CFO, Chrissy is responsible for the financial, procurement, facilities & maintenance, and fundraising & philanthropic functions across the organisation. The role provides strategic leadership to the overall operations of the organisation, supporting value maximisation in line with Orygen’s strategic and annual financial plans.

Chrissy has extensive commercial and financial experience spanning more than 20 years. Chrissy gained global experience working for large multinational organisations in New Zealand, United Kingdom, and Europe, before settling in Australia. Industries have been varied, and include financial services, energy, aviation, technology, and now mental health.

Throughout Chrissy’s career she has demonstrated a passion for leading and empowering others to reach their full potential. She prides herself in driving value maximisation and positive organisational change.

Chrissy is a Chartered Accountant, and holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Law from Otago University New Zealand, and a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology from The University of Melbourne.

On a personal note, Chrissy loves the outdoors, good coffee and a nice glass of red wine.

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