Congratulations to Jonathan Peatfield from youth mental health organisation, batyr, as the recipient of the McCarthy Mentoring NFP Executive Scholarship. He will be mentored by Petra Buchanan, non-executive director and former CEO of McGrath Foundation.

Now in its seventh year, the scholarship offers a standout professional in the sector the opportunity to work one-to-one with an experienced mentor from our network to strengthen leadership skills, manage challenges, clarify goals and increase their capacity to affect change in the community. The program includes resources, tools and access to our boardroom networking events.

In his role as Head of Partnerships, Jonathan drives key relationships to support the organisation’s long term financial sustainability against the significant growth in delivery they are experiencing. Batyr aims to “smash the stigma surrounding mental ill health and empower young people to reach out for support.”

Jonathan was among a very high calibre group of applicants shortlisted, highlighting the demand for guidance on the challenges and opportunities NFP executives face.

“Evidence shows the significant benefits effective mentoring has on leadership, performance and careers. We are pleased to support an impressive executive who has already made an impact in his space and is keen to grow and learn to make a greater contribution in the future,” said McCarthy Mentoring Executive Director, Sophie McCarthy.

“Working in the NFP space we rely on mentors to help bring a new perspective and insight to what we do. This is not only a great experience for me but will have a knock on effect for my team and batyr in general,” said Jonathan. “Thanks for backing me!’

Visit our scholarships page to find out more about past recipients and future opportunities.


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