Sue Murray, Author at Insurance Thought Leadership



Sue Murray

Sue Murray

Sue Murray has a background in education and specialty in health promotion and has been a passionate advocate for improving the health and well being of the community throughout her career. Murray has more than 25 years experience in the community sector and held positions with responsibility for education, media, communications, fundraising and organisational leadership.

After 10 years leading the National Breast Cancer Foundation where she positioned the organisation as one of the most highly recognised in the community sector and raised more than $100 million for breast cancer research, Murray moved to build on her experience to create the George Foundation for Global Health. Now Murray has taken on the challenge of suicide prevention as the CEO of Suicide Prevention Australia.

Murray is Chair of Macquarie Community College, a director of Charities Aid Foundation, a graduate of the AICD and a member of both the advisory council for the Centre for Social Impact and Chief Executive Women

Recent Articles by Sue Murray

Why Invest in Suicide Prevention?

While no detailed and independent data exists on the cost of suicide and suicidal behavior to the Australian economy, every death does have a financial impact. A cost estimate produced by Mendoza and Rosenberg in 2010 proposed a plausible estimate to the Australian economy of $17.5 billion per year. This figure included estimated productivity costs. […]

Using the Workplace to Prevent Suicide

Most deaths by suicide are among people of working age. Suicide is the leading cause of death for males aged 25–44 years and females aged 25–34 years. The proportion of suicides that are work-related is unclear. One Australian study found that 17% of suicides in Victoria from 2000–2007 were work-related. Applying this estimate to deaths across […]

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