Krystian Seibert MAICD

Chair, Mental Health First Aid

Krystian Seibert is Chair of Mental Health First Aid Australia, a Melbourne-based charity whose innovative programs equip people with the knowledge and confidence to support someone who is experiencing a mental health problem. 

Over 5 million people in 24 countries around the world have undertaken practical and evidence-based training courses developed by Mental Health First Aid Australia, in a diverse range of workplace and community settings.

Krystian has worked across government, academia and the not-for-profit sector, with extensive experience shaping policy and regulatory frameworks.

In February this year, he was appointed as an Associate Commissioner with the Productivity Commission. Krystian is part of the team leading the Commission’s philanthropy inquiry, with its final report to be provided to the Australian Government by May 2024.

Prior to this, Krystian was an Industry Fellow at the Centre for Social Impact at Swinburne University of Technology and a Policy and Regulatory Specialist at Philanthropy Australia.

Krystian was an adviser to a former Assistant Treasurer in the Australian Government. In this role he managed the delivery of major not-for-profit sector reforms, including the establishment of Australia’s charities regulator, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission, in 2012.

Krystian has completed a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science focusing on regulatory policy, and a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) from Deakin University.

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