Management team

On the Line Australia’s management team shares the vision for a society free from suicide, psychological distress and family violence where everyone can access the support they need to promote good mental health, connection to community, and positive relationships.

Angus Clelland CEO
Angus Clelland FCG, FGIA GAICD

Chief Executive Officer

BEc (ANU), BSc (Monash), GradDipAppCorpGov (GIA), GradDipLegalStud (UC), MBA (ANU),


Angus (Gus) joined On the Line in March 2022, after five years as the CEO of Mental Health Victoria, the peak body for mental health which successfully advocated for a Royal Commission into Victoria’s mental health system. As CEO of Mental Health Victoria, Gus was a member of the Victorian Ministerial Mental Health Advisory Committee and the Victorian NDIS Community Advisory Committee and Co-Chair of the Federal Department of Health’s Adult Mental Health Centre (‘HeadtoHealth‘) Technical Advisory Group.

Prior to Mental Health Victoria, Gus held senior roles in the mental health and disability sectors, including as Lifeline Australia’s General Manager responsible for the 13 11 14 crisis service, Secretary of Mental Health First Aid International, and Chief Operating Officer of Guide Dogs Victoria. He also worked for many years as a corporate governance adviser, company secretary and governance educator.

He is Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia, Fellow of the Chartered Governance Institute UK, and Member and Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Jakqui Barnfield-Director of Clinical Services
Dr Jakqui Barnfield FACMHN, MACN

Director of Clinical Services  

RN, BN (Monash), GradCertPsychNsgPrac (RMIT), MHltSci (Nsg) (CSU), MSuicidology (Griffith), DipLeadership&Management (Proteus), PhD (Monash), AltMBA, AdDipNeuroscienceofLeadership (Neurocapability)

With over ten years’ experience as a Director of Nursing and Operations, Jakqui specialises in innovation, strategy implementation and supervision with a strong focus on quality and safety. She utilises a transformational leadership approach and enjoys working closely with individuals and teams to ensure employee satisfaction.

Both personally and professionally, Jakqui has endeavoured to develop the key competencies associated with the three intelligences; social, emotional and attentional which when combined enable her to both provide psychological safety and wield a resilience meter with depth. Jakqui is committed to genuine relationship-building and making deeper, meaningful connections as she strives to be a positive and influential leader, inspiring others to develop their own leadership qualities. Jakqui is an avid reader of texts that blend scholarship and praxis with content and context that ranges from leadership to clinical practice to research and innovation.

As a qualified mental health nurse, Jakqui is a passionate advocate for mental health and wellbeing. She is committed to holistic care, ensuring services strive to meet the needs of consumers, their families and our community.

Jakqui is a Fellow of the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses, a Member of the Australian College of Nursing, a member of the Committee of Management of the Gelantipy Bush Nursing Centre, and a member of the Federation University Human Research and Ethics Committee.