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Meet our ambassadors


Australian Red Cross is lucky to have the support of a wonderful team of Ambassadors who give their time and talent to help build our supporter base and raise awareness about our vital everyday work.

Whether they're reaching out to their networks, engaging with our supporters, or appearing in the media, they make a valuable contribution to the vital mission of Red Cross to improve the lives of those most in need, whoever and wherever they are, without discrimination.

Our Ambassadors focus on the growing need for Red Cross to attract regular monthly donors, who we increasingly rely on to deliver our diverse range of programs and plan for the years ahead. They also promote Red Cross during disaster appeals, encourage people to donate clothing to our expanding network of Red Cross Shops and get behind our supporter events and community fundraising campaigns. We're proud to introduce them to you!

His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd)

Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia
Australian Red Cross Patron


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Abdi Aden

Author and former refugee
Australian Red Cross Ambassador


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Dr Munjed Al Muderis

Leading orthopaedic surgeon and former refugee
Australian Red Cross Ambassador


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Chris Bath

Journalist and News Presenter
Australian Red Cross Ambassador


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Maggie Beer

Culinary Icon, author and presenter
Australian Red Cross Ambassador


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Pamela Clark

Australian Women's Weekly Editorial and Food Director
Australian Red Cross Ambassador


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Bob Handby

Australian Red Cross water and sanitation specialist aid worker
Australian Red Cross Ambassador


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Neville Jetta

Melbourne AFL Football Club player
Australian Red Cross Ambassador


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Prof. Melanie Oppenheimer

Chair of History, Flinders University
Australian Red Cross Ambassador


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Rowie Dillon

Founder of Rowie's Cakes
Australian Red Cross Ambassador


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Julie McCrossin

Comedian and celebrity presenter
Australian Red Cross Ambassador


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Adrian Richardson

Celebrity Chef
Australian Red Cross Ambassador


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Kate Ritchie

Actress and TV Personality
Australian Red Cross Ambassador


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Dr Andrew Rochford

Doctor and television presenter
Australian Red Cross Ambassador


Dr Andrew Rochford came to prominence in 2004 after appearing on and winning the second series of The Block, with his partner Jamie.

His TV profile increased with his presenting roles on What's Good for You, Waiting Room, You Saved My Life, and Amazing Medical Stories. He moved into radio, co-hosting the Mix 106.5 breakfast show, then became a regular host of The Project. Andrew recently moved to Channel 7 to take up a role as the National Health Editor across Seven News and Sunday Night. He is a devoted husband and father of three young children.

Andrew has a keen interest in promoting Red Cross' unique role as the custodian of International Humanitarian Law, or the Geneva Conventions. He supports the Blood Service and our Save-A-Mate program, which provides alcohol and other drug emergency first aid information, education and health promotion to young people.

Stefano Manfredi

Celebrity Chef
Australian Red Cross Ambassador


For three decades Stefano Manfredi has been instrumental in defining Sydney dining, introducing regional Italian cuisine and wines in Australia, pioneering innovative restaurant design, breeding a new generation of leading chefs and creating awareness around sustainable produce. Stefano is proud to take part in the annual Big Cake Bake fundraiser to support the essential community work undertaken by Red Cross across Australia.

Alex van Os

Celebrity Fashion Stylist
Australian Red Cross Ambassador


A rising celebrity fashion stylist and op shop devotee, Alex van Os has worked on the style teams for popular Australian TV programs including The Bachelor, I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, Home and Away and The Voice. Alex has also toured Australia and internationally with Ricky Martin, and looked after the international coaches on The Voice.

As an Ambassador for our national chain of 147 Red Cross Shops, Alex is a master at styling designer and op shop pieces, and her passion for mixing vintage op shop finds with new clothes to create a unique on-trend look has given a huge boost to our stores.

Poh Ling Yeow

Celebrity Chef
Australian Red Cross Ambassador


Poh Ling Yeow is a Malaysian-born Australian celebrity chef, artist, actress, and the runner-up in the first series of MasterChef in 2009. Poh hosts her own cooking show Poh's Kitchen on the ABC, and has a cookbook, Poh's Kitchen - My Cooking Adventures. Coming from a huge family of proud Chinese Malaysian home cooks, Poh prefers to be called a cook. She hopes for nothing more than to get Aussies excited about cooking and eating a variety of cuisines and fostering an awareness of food wastage.

Poh is a keen supporter of our Big Cake Bake fundraiser and is helping to raise the profile of our everyday work supporting the health and wellbeing of vulnerable families.

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Dianne Collins

Community Worker
Australian Red Cross Community Ambassador


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