Ken Teale


Ken Teale

Senior Engagement Manager - Mental Health

Ken leads Orchard's Mental Health practice. 

Prior to joining Orchard, Ken led the Financial Services practice at Derwent Search, one of Australia’s largest executive search firms, specialising in C-level appointments.

Ken has a deep understanding of the challenges inherent in the provision of mental health services to consumers. As someone with lived experience of mental illness, Ken is passionate about partnering with service providers, enabling them to access high calibre talent and to secure candidates that enhance service delivery – leading to better mental health outcomes for the community. 

When the opportunity arose to join Orchard, Ken saw this as an ideal chance to apply the skills he learned working for one of Australia’s premier search firms to help deliver a purpose driven offering, for a firm already achieving significant social impact, within a sector that assists some of the most vulnerable members of the community.

Ken holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Masters of Applied Finance