David Burroughs

Workplace Psychologist, Australian Psychological Services


With a more than 20-year career as a mental health strategist, consultant, and psychologist advisor, David Burroughs has worked across an array of organisations and industries in Australia and internationally. As Principal Psychologist of Australian Psychological Services, David operates at the nexus of clinical and organisational psychology to help design, implement, and evaluate strategies to support positive workplace mental health and proactively manage mental ill-health.  

A specialist in strategic approaches to psychological health and safety, David has a passion for evidence-based practice, innovation, and challenging convention to improve people’s experience of work. He collaborates with international thought leaders, researchers, and practitioners in workplace mental health, and currently directly supports several Board, C-Suite, and leadership cohorts in several leading organisations. He holds corporate and industry appointments including Chief Mental Health Officer, Westpac Group, a role he took up in 2018 as the first one; SafeWork NSW Mentally Healthy Workplace Ambassador; Champion for Everymind and the National Communications Charter for Mental Health Suicide; Partner at Psychological Safety Australia; and is a co-founder of Mantle Health, the specialist Men’s mental health service.  

David is a sought-after speaker and advisor domestically and abroad and brings a highly pragmatic and strategic approach to managing complex organisational and people issues.