In October 2009, The Duke of Ed Ambassador Program was launched by Her Excellency Prof. Marie Bashir, NSW Governor, and HRH Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, at a ceremony in Sydney.
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 Duke of Ed for young people in Australia. Their support helps to us continue our work to expand and develop the Program Australia wide, especially supporting disadvantaged young people to participate and access the program.
As part of our 50th Anniversary celebrations in 2012 our mission is to grow our Ambassadors Program to secure 50 new Ambassadors around the country .
Who would make 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.
“What your organisation does for the youth of Australia is truly wonderful and we are thrilled to be able to support it.”
Ambassadors Dr Lee MacCormick Edwards and Mr Michael Crane
“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
- To provide a financial donation of $25,000 (100% tax deductible) payable over a five-year period, that goes directly towards supporting Award Projects.
- To introduce active new Ambassadors to the Ambassador Program to broaden the reach of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Australia wide.
- To advocate for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award across all sectors to assist in raising funds and awareness.
If you are interested in the Ambassador Program and would like further information, please contact The Duke of Edinburgh's National Sponsorship Manager, Vivienne Shahin on (02) 8280 8600 (option 3) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr and Mrs Trevor and Judith St Baker
Mr and Mrs Philip and Peta St Baker
Mrs and Mrs Michael and Angelique Boileau
Mr and Mrs Charlie and Anne Bontempo
Ms Kim Brislane
Mrs Sue Maple-Brown
Mr Michael Crouch AO and Mrs Shanny Crouch
Mrs and Mrs Ted and Dianne Egan
Mr Maurice Green AM and Mrs Christina Green
Mr Robert Gerard AO and Mrs Fay Gerard
Mr and Mrs Stephen and Kerrie Hauville
Ms Anita Jacoby
Mr and Mrs Bill and Elizabeth James
Mr and Mrs Haniff and Roseline Kassim
Mr and Mrs Tony and Gwenyth Lennon
Mr David Lovelock
Mr and Mrs Murray and Chaise McHenry
Dr Lee MacCormick Edwards & Mr Michael Crane
Mr Charlie Miller OAM
Ms Jocelyn Murphy AO and Mr Ron Murphy
Sir Eric Neal AC CVO and Lady Joan Neal AM
The Hon Sandra Nori
Mr and Mrs Ross and Jenny Lee Norgard
Mr Rodney Norman
Prof and Mrs Clive and Anna Palmer
Mr David Paradice
Mr Grant Patterson
Mr John Reid AO
Mr and Mrs Gary and Dawn Rowe
Ms Angela Scott
Mr and Mrs Greg and Lorraine Stagbouer
Mr and Mrs Joanna and Bruce Sturgess
Mr Andi Von Zeppelin
Mr Peter Weiss AM and Mrs Doris Weiss
Ms Carla Zampatti AC
Prof Linda English
Mr Andrew Forrest
Mr Nick Paspaley AC
Mr Matthew Power
Mr Robert Moore II
Dr Leslie Green
Mr Paul Swain
Ms Joanna Collins