Ambassadors – Dukeofed


HRH The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex KG GCVO, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation

The Duke of Ed Ambassadors are both leaders and grass-root members of the community who use their talent, position and/or network to promote the value, relevance and importance of the Award for young people in Australia. Their support helps us to continue our work to expand and develop the Award Australia-wide, especially supporting disadvantaged young people to participate and access the program.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Ambassador Program was launched in October 2009 by Her Excellency Prof. Marie Bashir, NSW Governor, and HRH The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex KG GCVO, at a ceremony in Sydney.


Who makes a good Ambassador?

Ambassadors need to be passionate about young people and understand how The Duke of Ed can assist and ensure young people achieve their full potential.

“Developing young people to their maximum potential is one of the most important goals for

today’s society and therefore The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is more relevant than ever,
and I encourage everyone to support this great organisation.”

– Ambassador Mr Gary Rowe, CEO, Safety Action Pty Ltd


ambassador thumbnailThe Commitment of our Ambassadors

  1. To provide a financial donation of $25,000 (100% tax deductible) that goes directly towards supporting Award Projects.
  2. To advocate for The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award across all sectors to assist in raising funds and awareness.
  3. Ambassadors after 5 years are invited to become continuous donors towards project and research work supporting disadvantaged youth.  Ambassadors prefixed with (c) are called continuous donors.


Further Information

If you are interested in the Ambassador Program and would like further information, please contact CEO Peter Kaye on (02) 8241 1500 (option 3) or

Download Ambassador Brochure and Ambassador List

To join please complete the attached  Award Ambassador Commitment Form  and return to


 Our Ambassadors as at January 2020

Robert Ahrens OAM and Marjory Ahrens James Levinson and Kerry Larsen
Stefan Ahrens Mark Livesey QC
Antoinette Albert David Lovelock
Michael and Loretta Anthony Norman Mackay
Neelofer Awan Cheryl Macnaught
Saqib Awan Sue Maple-Brown AM (c)
Philip Bacon AM Peter Mason AM and Kate Mason
Peter Benson AM Robert and Pamela McCabe
Patricia Bohnenn-Sproule Sam and Jessica McCabe
Michael and Angelique Boileau Callum MacLachlan
Charlie and Anne Bontempo Andrew and Katherine McMahon
Kim Brislane David and Jane McMahon
Damien and Anna Brown Glen and Barbara McMahon
Hamish Brown and Elizabeth Palmer Ken and Joanna Meddows-Taylor
Ken and Barbara Brown Hilton and Lynda Misso
Simon Brown Nick Mole
Todd and Arabella Brown Bill and Elizabeth Morrison
Wendy Brown John and Jacky Mousellis
Charlie Buchanan Jocelyn Murphy AM and Ron Murphy
David and Penny Buckland Andrew Murray AM and Primula Murray
Dr Betty Byrne Henderson AM Gary Nairn AO & Rose Nairn
Bruce Carter and Dina Matters The Hon. Sir Eric Neal AC CVO and Lady Joan Neal AM
Alistair Cavill James Neal
Joanna Collins (c) Jonathan Nitschke
Glenn and Caroline Crane The Hon. Sandra Nori
Andy Turnbull and Sharyn Crawford Ross Norgard
Paul Crawford and David Crawford Rodney Norman APM
George Crouch (c) Andrew Nunn and Alexandra Dimos
Shanny Crouch Greg & Alwyn Nunn
Paul and Anna Davison Creagh and Patricia O’Connor
Rodney Detmold David Paradice AO
Ron and Elizabeth de Wit The Hon. John Pascoe AC CVO
Ted and Diane Egan (c) Nicholas Paspaley AC (c)
Scott and Zoe Elvish Grant Patterson
Prof Linda English Mark and Eugenia Pickard
Hamish Findlay David and Sophie Pittman
Nicholas and Rainey Floreani Geoff and Jennifer Robertson
Andrew Forrest AO John Robinson AO (c)
Quintin and Donella Freeman John J Robinson
Sam Gannon OAM and Chris Gannon Warwick and Margot Ross
Robert Gerard AO and Fay Gerard OAM (c) Christopher Rowe (c)
Elizabeth Gilchrist AM Gary Rowe (c)
Dr David Grabovac David and Dallas Sanders
Dr Leslie Green Angela Scott
Maurice Green AM and Tina Green Gavin Sigley
Perry Gunner Philip and Peta St Baker
Malcolm and Andrea Hall-Brown Judith St Baker (c)
Deborah Hamilton Trevor St Baker AO (c)
Craig Hammond Paul and Bronwyn Smith (c)
Stephen and Kerrie Hauville Gregory and Lorraine Stagbouer
Nicholas and Melissa Heard Nigel Stewart (c)
Dick Honan Penelope Stewart
Anita Jacoby AM (c) Josephine Stone AM
Andrew James The Hon. Shane Stone AC PGDK QC
Bill and Elizabeth James (c) Campbell Taylor
Tom Jeavons-Fellows Edward Taylor
Alan Jones Rob Thomas AO
John Kain Tony Trevisan (c)
Haniff and Roseline Kassim Lucy Turnbull AO
Barbara Kefford Dr Euahna Varigos
Doug Kefford AO Peter Weiss AO (c)
Anthony and Deborah Lennon Jim Whiting OAM
Prof Michael Henderson and Jody Lennon Jim Williams and Clare Dunlop
Nicholas and Amanda Lennon Carla Zampatti AC
Rebecca Lennon
Tony and Gwenyth Lennon
 Kay Leverington

In Memoriam

Michael Crouch AC

Dr Lee MacCormick Edwards

Robert Maple-Brown AO

Andi Von Zappelin

Joanna Sturgess

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