Anne Riches AM is an award-winning international speaker and educator on change leadership and workplace mental health. Anne develops leaders to be self-aware, model self-care and empathy, and build sustainable, productive, mentally healthy workplace cultures.
For over 30 years, Anne has worked globally with organisations as diverse as airlines, agribusiness, finance, defence, aerospace systems, multi-beverage, the professions, government departments and property development.
Some would say Anne has an impressive career and list of achievements. What many people find encouraging is that this was accomplished with a lifetime of lived experience and family history of mental health issues.
It is this real life experience together with her depth of expertise and wisdom that make her programs so compelling.
Anne is a Mental Health First Aid Instructor, a Black Dog Institute workplace facilitator and an RUOK? Ambassador. She has also completed training in ASIST Suicide Prevention Skills and SafeTALK – suicide alertness training.
Anne was invested as a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia for significant service to community mental health organisations in 2023.
And on top of all that, she is a passionate scuba diver and adventurer!