Chris Raine

Founder and CEO, Hello Sunday Morning
October 2019
Each issue we ask someone from the alcohol and other drugs sector to share a little about their work and life.

This weekend I will... Spend as much time at the beach as I possibly can.

I wish I'd never... Got arrested for drink driving when I was 20.

I'd originally planned to work... In advertising.

The qualities I most value in my colleagues are... Pioneering, empathetic, authentic, respectful, supportive.

I'll never forget... How lucky I am.

If I had more time, I'd... Spend it all reading!

I'm most scared of... Being abandoned. 

For my next holiday... Italy! With lots of pasta. 

I can't get enough of... Pasta! I think the last question influenced this one. 

I'm really terrible at... Technical details. I need to be surrounded by people who are great at this. 

Career wise, I’m most proud of... Building a great culture and steering it through major challenges to come through better on the other side. 

My big hope for the drug and alcohol sector is... We stop fighting each other for tiny slices of the funding pie and, instead, increase the size of the opportunity available to us through partnership and innovation. 

The sector's biggest challenge going forward is... Priorities of systems change that are agreed, shared, simple and inspiring.

Chris Raine

Chris is the Founder and CEO of Hello Sunday Morning (HSM) – a non-profit that supports one of the largest communities in the world of people looking to change their relationship with alcohol.

Thanks to the support of several corporate foundations (Google, Macquarie Bank, Vodafone and nib) as well as governments across Australia and New Zealand, Hello Sunday Morning provides free access to peer and/or clinical support for any Australian looking to change their relationship with alcohol, in the moment they need it.

Chris is a Young Australian of the Year (Queensland), a Westpac Social Change Fellow, and received a Skoll Scholarship in Social Entrepreneurship to complete his MBA from Oxford University in 2014 (graduating with a Dean’s Commendation).