Patrons & Ambassadors

Advance Patron

Prime Minister of Australia

Past Advance Patrons

Former Prime Ministers of Australia

Advance Founding Patrons

Those very first ripples of support some seventeen years ago was the beginning, and was made possible by the vision and generosity of our Founding Patrons.


Advance Ambassadors

We are truly honoured to have the support and involvement of our Advance Ambassadors, whose generosity allows us to take our important work to the next level and continue to help the next generation of global Australians. For more information about this program, please contact

Advance Lifetime Ambassadors

Advance Lifetime Ambassadors have a special place in our hearts as past Advance Board of Directors and Special Advisors, who have kindly given their time over the years to provide strategic guidance and leadership. 

Christopher Aitken, Managing Director, Borondi Group
Simon Allen, CEO, CohBar Inc
Nina Blackwell, Executive Director, Fireflight Foundation
Glen Boreham AM, Director
Rosalind Coffey, Division Director, Human Resources, Macquarie Group
John Cullity, Principal, Torreya Partners
Micko O'Donnell, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Elena Douglas, Convenor, UWA Religion and Globalisation Initiative, Vice Chancellery
Simon Fraser, Partner, Ashurst
Tan Kueh, CEO-Designate, Wealth Management, UBS Securities China
Paul MacIntosh, Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
Tim Maher, Investor Relations, Paulson & Co
David Malliband, Partner, Baker & McKenzie
Samuel May, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP  
Dr Larry Marshall, CEO, CSIRO
Liz O'Connell, Director, Liz O'Connell Consulting
Tim O'Connor, President & CEO, Elyptol Inc, Inc
Paul O’Donnell, CEO, Lisdoonvarna
Sylvana Caloni, Founder and Senior Consultant, SC Executive Coaching
Margaret Rose AM, Joint Founder, Rose Property Group Pty Ltd
Adrian Turner, CEO, Data61
Gene van Grecken, Head of Architecture - APCA and Japan, Asurion
Richard Webby, VP Technology, The Walt Disney Group
Donna Whittaker, Investment Manager, Private Investment Company
Derek Youdale, Director - Business Intelligence, Reporting and Insight at Telstra
Carla Zampatti AC, Executive Chairman, Carla Zampatti