Derry Simpson was the head of brand and strategic communications at the Telethon Kids Institute for over 3.5 years. She was appointed to the board of Youth Focus in December 2020, before becoming its chief executive in February 2023.
Ms Simpson has extensive experience in brand, business and communications roles; and is dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing outcomes for children.
Ms Simpson had previously headed up 303MullenLowe’s strategic arm, with the agency winning Grand Prix Effies in Australia and Asia. With a client background in brand strategy, insights and innovation, Ms Simpson was also part of the company's Global Frank About Women Think Tank.