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Don Abell

Former Chairman of Moonee Valley Racing Club

Don Abell was born in Melbourne and lived and grew up in Essendon. He studied at Essendon High School and the University of Melbourne. He has worked in the accountancy profession for over 30 years and is a recently retired partner at KPMG, an international...

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Pamela Adams

2013 Victorian Local Hero

Pam Adams volunteers eight hours a day, five days a week at the Albury Wodonga Foodshare Centre. The Centre collects food from local supermarkets and producers before sorting and distributing to emergency relief agencies. Pam coordinates the volunteers...

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Mohammed Shabbir Alam

Humanitarian, Volunteer, Soldier and Law Enforcement Officer

Mohammed Shabbir Alam, a Humanitarian, a Volunteer, a Soldier and a Law Enforcement Officer came to Australia in 2004 as an international student from Bangladesh. He studied business, marketing and management. After completing his studies in 2008, he...

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Matthew Albert

2005 Victorian Young Australian of the Year, Founder of Sudanese Australian Integrated Learning (SAIL) Program

Matthew Albert is the co-founder of the Sudanese Australian Integrated Learning (SAIL) Program, a volunteer, non-profit, secular organisation that provides free English support and community services to the Sudanese refugee community in Melbourne, Sydney...

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Lindy Allen

Former Director Regional Arts Victoria

Former Director of Regional Arts Victoria (2004-2012) and Director of Regional Arts Australia (2013-2014), Lindy has demonstrated a long-term commitment to the development of cultural activity and investment in community-based cultural programs in regional...

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Dr Noel Alpins

Clinical Researcher, Doctor, Medical Innovator, Ophthalmic Surgeon, Software Developer

Dr Alpins has been practising cataract surgery and refractive surgery since founding NewVision Clinics in the 1990’s. He nationally and internationally recognised as a leading cataract and refractive surgeon and a leading world authority on myopia and...

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Stan Alves

AFL Coach, Businessman, Media Personality, Premiership Footballer

AFL coach, elite athlete, media personality entrepreneur and successful businessman, Stan Alves is one of those rare individuals whose multifaceted ability has taken him from the elite sporting arena, into that of business management, back to sport and...

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Tori Anderson

2013 Victorian Australian of the Year Finalist

Tori Anderson has ten years of international development experience, based in Thailand, Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, Canada and the United States. She has established and managed several organisations across the globe, include running a national organisation...

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Stella Axarlis AM

Community advocate, Mathematics teacher, Opera Singer

From mathematics teacher to internationally acclaimed opera singer, managing director, Board member and community advocate, Stella Axarlis’ career has been one of diversity, determination and inspiration. She consults with organisations that are undertaking...

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Dennis Banfield

Advisory Board Member for Starlight Children's Foundation, Senior Executive

Dennis is General Manager of Tech Rentals Australia and South East Asia. Tech Rentals is one of the region’s leading providers of Test & Measurement equipment and is owned by VP plc. Tech Rentals’ focus is to provide the best Test & Measurement...

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Dominic Barbuto


Dominic Barbuto is an art director and a graduate in film and television with over 30 years’ experience in the entertainment, advertising and media related industries. Prior to establishing ‘Visible Ink Design’, he freelanced in graphics production,...

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Angela Barker

2011 Victorian Young Australian of the Year, Advocate for Young People in Nursing Homes, Campaigner Against Relationship Violence

Life for Anj Barker changed forever when she was brutally bashed by her ex-boyfriend. She suffered severe brain injury and spent three gruelling years in hospital, rehab and a nursing home before being able to return home, still needing full time care....

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Associate Professor Debra Bateman

Associate Professor in Education

Associate Professor Debra Bateman is a passionate and committed educator. She has worked across educational sectors, including schools and Universities. Debra’s research has focussed on how young people think about their futures, and the important role...

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Tony Beddison AC

Chairman of The Beddison Group, Former Chairman, Australia Day Victoria Committee

Tony Beddison AC is the Chairman of The Beddison Group which includes HOBAN Recruitment, Clicks IT Recruitment and Index Consultants, one of Australia’s leading personnel services firm. Besides his business activities, he is a Director of the Australian...

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Bruce Bonyhady AM


Mr Bruce Bonyhady is Chairman of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and President of Philanthropy Australia. He is also Chairman of Acadian Asset Management Australia Limited and a Director of Dexus Wholesale Property Limited. In the 2010 Queen’s...

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Philip Brady

Media Personality

Philip Brady is an Australian media personality. Born in Melbourne, Brady was involved in the early days of television. Phillip Brady went straight from Xavier College to Channel Nine in 1958. He spent 13 Years at the station working on In Melbourne Tonight...

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Mike Brady AM


Mike Brady was born in England and moved with his family to Australia when he was 11 years old. His recording career began in the mid 60’s with the formation of MPD Ltd (Mike, Pete & Danny). MPD Ltd went on to become one of Australia’s most successful...

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Damian Brown

Olympic Athlete

Damian Brown is an inspiring personality with outstanding sporting success; representing Australia in Weightlifting, at 3 Olympic Games and 4 Commonwealth Games (winning 4 Gold, 1 Silver and 3 Bronze medals); and competing in twelve consecutive World...

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Sally Browne

Businesswoman, Fashion Designer, Futurist, Keynote Speaker, Philanthropist

Sally Browne is a small business dynamo, fashion designer and philanthropist. She has received a myriad of awards for excellence in fashion design and for outstanding business leadership. From her humble beginnings she built a multi million-dollar business,...

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The Hon John Brumby

Former Premier

The Hon John Brumby was the former Premier of Victoria (2007-2010) and has immense experience in public life serving for more than 10 years as Treasurer and then Premier of Victoria, 6 years as Leader of the Victorian Opposition and 7 years as Federal...

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