Club Melbourne Ambassadors

Club Melbourne Ambassadors reflect the calibre of Melbourne's intellectual, medical, academic, business and cultural life.

From 40 original ambassadors in 2005, the program now includes over 100 eminent Victorians from diverse disciplines of medicine, science and environment, technology, engineering, business and education.

Only a select few are invited to join the program each year. They are generally leaders in their fields who hold influential positions and are passionate about Melbourne and its credentials as one of the world's premier conference destinations.

Our Ambassadors

Name Organisation
Associate Professor Greg Adamson
The University of Melbourne
Professor Katie Allen Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
Professor Sanchia Aranda Cancer Council Australia
Professor Leon Bach Alfred Hospital
Mr John Bartlett Private Practice
Professor Phillip Batterham
The University of Melbourne
Professor Robin Batterham AO
The University of Melbourne
Professor Julie Bernhardt
The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
Professor John Bertram
Monash University
Professor Jim Bishop AO
Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre
Professor Richard Boyd
Cartherics Pty Ltd
Professor Anthony Burkitt
The University of Melbourne
Professor Desmond Cahill OAM
RMIT University
Professor Peter Cameron
The Alfred, Monash University
Dr Ken Cato AO Cato Brand Partners
Professor Peter Choong
St Vincent's Hospital, The University of Melbourne
Professor Arthur Christopoulos
Monash University
Professor Flavia Cicuttini
Monash University
Professor Suzanne Cory AC The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
Professor Anthony Costello AM The Royal Melbourne Hospital
Associate Professor Vincent Cousins
Monash University
Professor Robert Cowan The HEARing Cooperative Research Centre
Professor Alan Cowman
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
Professor Brendan Crabb AC Burnet Institute
Professor Jonathan Crowston Centre for Eye Research Australia
Professor Stephen Davis AM The Royal Melbourne Hospital
Professor Susan Davis Monash University
Professor David de Krestser AC Hudson Institute of Medical Research, Monash University
Laureate Professor Peter Doherty AC The Peter Doherty Institute for infection and Immunity
Professor Geoffrey Donnan AO The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
Mr Stephen Durkin Engineers Australia
Professor Peter Ebeling AO Monash University
Professor Richard Eckard The University of Melbourne, Agriculture Victoria
Professor Gary Egan Monash University
Professor Susan Elliott The University of Melbourne
Laureate Professor Rob Evans The University of Melbourne
Dr Cathy Foley CSIRO
Professor Bronwyn Fox
Swinburne University of Technology
Professor Ian Freckelton QC The University of Melbourne
Professor John Funder AC Hudson Institute of Medical Research
Professor Michael Georgeff Precedence Health Care
Dr Patrick Greene OBE Museum Victoria
Professor Milton Hearn AM Monash University
Professor Helen Herrman Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health
Associate Professor Neil Hewson Australian Dental Association
Professor Rodney Hicks Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Professor Douglas Hilton AO The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
Dr Malcolm Hogg The Royal Melbourne Hospital
Professor Yousef Ibrahim Federation University Australia
Professor Graeme Jackson The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
Dr William Jackson
Intellagama Pty Ltd
Professor Paul James University of Western Sydney
Professor Garry Jennings AO National Heart Foundation of Australia
Mr Colin Jordan World Road Association
Associate Professor Mark Kennedy
Primary Care Diabetes Society of Australia
Professor Stephen Kent The Peter Doherty Institute of Infection and Immunity
Dr Horace King Victoria University
Professor Gabor Kovacs AM Epworth Healthcare
Professor Linda Kristjanson Swinburne University of Technology
Professor Jayashri Kulkarni Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre
Associate Professor Robyn Langham Monash University
Emeritus Professor Richard Larkins AO Monash University
Dr Anna Lavelle AusBiotech
Professor Sharon Lewin The Peter Doherty Institute of Infection and Immunity
Associate Professor Ian Macreadie RMIT University
Professor Sarah Maddison
Swinburne University of Technology 
Professor Bruce Mann Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre
Professor Iven Mareels The University of Melbourne
Professor Grant McArthure
Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre
Professor Patrick McGorry AO Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health
Professor Robert McLachlan AM Hudson Institute of Medical Research
Dr Keith McLean
CSIRO
Professor John McNeil AM Monash University
Professor Robert Medcalf Monash University
Professor Danuta Mendelson Deakin University
Professor Ian T. Meredith AM
MonashHeart
Professor Geoffrey Metz AM
Epworth Healthcare
Professor Alistair Moffat
The University of Melbourne
Dr Dean Morris
Australian Synchrotron
Professor Meg Morris
La Trobe University
Emeritus Professor Phillip Nagley AM
Monash University
Mr Brian Negus
Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV)
Dr Andrew Ngu East Melbourne Ultrasound
Professor Kathryn North AM
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
Emeritus Professor Gustav Nossal AC CBE The University of Melbourne
Professor Helen O’Connell
Western Health
Professor John Olver AM
Epworth Rehabilitation
Professor Martin Pera Stem Cells Australia
Professor Jeffery Rosenfeld AM OBE
Monash Institute for Medical Engineering
Professor Nadia Rosenthal
The Jackson Laboratory
Professor Avni Sali AM
National Institute of Integrative Medicine
Professor Graeme Samuel AC
Monash University 
Professor Ravi Savarirayan
Victorian Clinical Genetics Services
Professor Ingrid Scheffer AO
The University of Melbourne, The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
Professor Andrew M. Scott
Austin Hospital
Associate Professor Jill Sewell AM The Royal Children's Hospital
Associate Professor David Shallcross The University of Melbourne

Associate Professor Jonathan Shaw
Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute
Associate Professor William Silvester
The University of Melbourne
Professor Rodney Sinclair
Sinclair Dermatology
Professor Jugdett (Jack) Singh
Swinburne University of Technology
Dr Arvind Sinha Department of Defence
Professor German Spangenberg
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Professor Leon Sterling
Swinburne University of Technology, The University of Technology
Mr Mark Stone AM Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Professor Geoffrey Taylor
The University of Melbourne
Professor Hugh Taylor AC
The University of Melbourne
Laureate Professor Peter Taylor
The University of Melbourne
Associate Professor Jan Tennent
Biomedical Research Victoria
Emeritus Professor Alan Trounson
Hudson Institute of Medical Research
Professor Jose Villadangos The University of Melbourne
Professor Rob Wakefield
RMIT University
Professor Euan Wallace AM
Monash University
Ms Carol Warren Home Economics Victoria
Professor Hans Westerbeek
Victoria University
Professor James Whisstock
Monash University 
Dr Peter Woodgate Australia and New Zealand Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information
Professor Barbara Workman
Monash University 
Mr Dean Zabrieszach HMI Technologies
Professor John Zalcberg OAM
Monash University
Professor Paul Zimmet AO
Monash University