Meet our team

Meet our team

craig hodges

Director, Orygen Global

Craig Hodges is Director, Orygen Global with responsibility for implementing Orygen’s global strategy, which builds on the success of the partnership with the World Economic Forum (WEF) in developing a global youth mental health framework which Craig led whilst on secondment to the WEF in Geneva. Prior to this Craig established Orygen’s national program area of work. 

Peter Varnum

Associate Director, Orygen Global

Peter Varnum is the Associate Director, Orygen Global – looking after Orygen's collaboration with the global youth mental health community. Prior to Orygen, he built and led the World Economic Forum's work on global mental health, executing global-scale projects and developing multisectoral communities focused on mental health and youth, tech and the workplace. Peter earned a BA in English from Carleton College and an MA in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School at Tufts University, and he completed the World Economic Forum's Global Leadership Fellows Executive Education Programme. He is based in Oslo, Norway. ​

Jo Fitzsimons

Network and Partnerships Lead

Jo Fitzsimons is the Network and Partnerships Lead for Orygen Global and will be supporting Orygen’s work in the global youth mental health sector and leading Orygen Global’s stakeholder engagement strategy.  Jo has worked across a range of areas within Orygen for over 10 years and has recently been appointed as an executive member of the International Association for Youth Mental Health (IAYMH). 

Ella Gow

Youth Partnerships Lead





Professor Eóin Killackey

Research and Academic Lead

Eóin Killackey is the Research and Academic Lead for Orygen Global and is responsible for the development of the global youth mental health model and the development of the research agenda for Orygen Global with support from colleagues at Orygen; engagement with international research colleagues, and the broader academic and research sector. 

Vivienne Browne

Advocacy and Policy Advisor

Vivienne Browne is responsible for supporting the development of resources that translate this work for public and private sector audiences. This includes the economic briefing for governments, and the advocacy strategy and toolkit to support individuals and organisations in lobbying for increased investments in youth mental health.

Corinne Rugalo

Project and administrative support

Corinne offers project and administrative support to the Orygen Global team and is passionate about achieving positive changes in youth mental health.



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