BOARD OF PATRONS

The Board of Patrons was established by the Board of Directors to give The Shepherd Centre access to a group of individuals who would publicly endorse the work of the Centre and offer advice on specific issues. This group has no statutory or governance responsibility.

The Charter of the Board of Patrons is: “To assist and support the work of The Shepherd Centre through the endorsement of the Centre in the general community, with potential benefactors and with government. At times it may be asked to assist with introductions to people and organisations that may in turn support The Shepherd Centre.”

General David John Hurley AC, DSC

General David John Hurley AC, DSC

His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d) Governor of NSW, Companion of the Order of Australia, Distinguished Service Cross (Australia), former Senior Officer in the Australian Army.

Mr John Fraser

Mr John Fraser

Mr Fraser was appointed as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Global Asset Management Business Group of UBS in late 2001. Prior to that, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of UBS Asset Management and head of Asia Pacific, and Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SBC Australia Funds Management Ltd from 1994 to 1998.

Ms Cathy Harris AO PSM

Ms Cathy Harris AO PSM

Ms Harris currently holds the positions of Director of The National Gallery Foundation; Director of the Australian School of Business UNSW; and Commissioner of the Australian Rugby League and Honorary Consul General for Bhutan.

Mr John Mangos

Mr John Mangos

Popular television newsman John Mangos has been a familiar face on Australian television for almost thirty years. Mr Mangos is currently a news reader with SBS and is a media trainer, master of ceremonies and seminar mediator.

Dr Brendan Nelson

Dr Brendan Nelson

Dr Brendan Nelson is the current Director of the Australian War Memorial, having previously served as a Parliamentarian, Minister and Leader of the Opposition between 1996 and 2009 and as Australia’s Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg, the European Union and NATO between 2009 and 2012.

A medical practitioner and former National President of the Australian Medical Association, Dr Nelson was the Minister for Education, Science and Training between 2001 and 2006 then Minister for Defence between 2006 and 2007.

Dr Nelson took up his current position in December 2012.

Mr Maurice Newman AC

Mr Maurice Newman AC

Former Chairman of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Mr Newman is an Advisor to the Marsh Group of Companies; a Director of the Queensland Investment Corporation; Honorary Chair of the Macquarie University Foundation; Chairman of The Australian Fathers’ Day Council; Chairman of the Taronga Foundation; and Director of The Bradman Foundation.

Professor Jim Patrick AO

Professor Jim Patrick AO

Professor Jim Patrick AO was one of the original engineers pioneering the development of the multi-channel cochlear implant and is recognised as a world authority on cochlear implants.

Mr Paul Roos

Mr Paul Roos

AFL premiership-winning coach Paul Roos is one of Australia’s most admired sporting personalities. A former coach of the Sydney Swans and current Head Coach of the Swans Academy, Mr Roos is a newspaper columnist and professional speaker, and is regarded as one of Australia’s leading motivational keynote presenters.