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


The 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.

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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 May 2021

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

In Memoriam

Michael Crouch AC

Dr Lee MacCormick Edwards

Robert Maple-Brown AO

Andi Von Zappelin

Joanna Sturgess

Doug Kefford AO

Peter Weiss AO (c)

Sam Gannon OAM

Carla Zampatti AC