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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. 

“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.


Further Information

If you are interested in the Ambassador Program and would like further information, please contact CEO Peter Kaye on (02) 8280 8600 (option 3) or

Our Ambassadors

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 OAM 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 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