Dr Hass Dellal OAM is Executive Director of the Australian Multicultural Foundation. Dr Dellal has considerable experience in multicultural affairs and sits on several boards, including the National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies Consultative Committee; the International Steering Committee, the International Metropolis Project (Canada); Deputy Chair of the Victoria Police Multifaith Council; and Chair of the Centre for Multicultural Youth. He is Deputy Chair of the SBS Board and was a member of the Australian Multicultural Advisory Council until June 2011.
Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston AC, AFC (Ret’d) was announced as Chair of the Anzac Centenary Advisory Board in 2011 shortly after his retirement from 41 years service in the Australian Defence Force. Mr Houston was the Chief of the Defence Force from 2005 until 2011. Prior to that he was Chief of Air Force for four years. Mr Houston is also Chair of Airservices Australia and Chair of the Council for the Order of Australia. He is a Board Member of the Australian Cancer Research Foundation.
Jane Kennedy has worked in the media in Australia for over 25 years as an actress, writer and producer. She is a member of the Working Dog team who has produced some of this country’s most popular films and television shows including ‘The Castle’, ‘The Dish’, ‘Frontline’ and ‘Thank God You’re Here’. Starting her career in radio in the late eighties at 3UZ in Melbourne, Jane went on to became an integral part of a number one rating breakfast show on Triple M FM where she met comedy performers The D-Generation. She then became a cast member of ABC TV’s much loved ‘The Late Show’. Forming Working Dog Productions with members of ‘The Late Show’ in the early 90’s, Jane and the guys produced ‘Frontline’, the award-winning satirical series about the cutthroat world of commercial current affairs television. Together they wrote, directed and acted in this series, Jane playing the role of manipulative broadcast journalist Brooke Vandenberg. She also was an original producer of Network Ten’s ‘The Panel’ and is currently casting and music director of Working Dog. She is the author of two best-selling cookbooks focusing on healthy eating and is a weekly columnist with News Limited’s Sunday Style magazine. Clearly taking their commitment to comedy too far, Jane and partner Rob Sitch have five kids under the age of 12.
Naomi Milgrom is recognised as one of Australia’s most outstanding business leaders and mentors for her achievements as Executive Chair and CEO of Australia’s largest speciality women’s fashion retailer, the Sussan Group – comprising Sussan, Suzanne Grae and Sportsgirl. She was awarded an AO in 2010 for distinguished services in a wide range of fields. One of Australia’s top business entrepreneurs, Ms Milgrom has combined business leadership with leadership in the arts, sciences and women’s health, as Chair of the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), Former Chair of the Melbourne Fashion Festival, and director of the Howard Florey Institute. Ms Milgrom was the first woman to deliver the Batman Oration on Australia Day 2006. The Centenary of Federation Medal was awarded to Ms Milgrom for her outstanding contribution to business and the fashion industry. In 2011 Ms Milgrom was the first woman to receive an Honorary Doctorate in Business from RMIT.
Host of the Seven Network’s hugely successful Deal or No Deal, and co-anchor of the top-rating Weekend Sunrise, Andrew O’Keefe is one of Australia’s most well-known and versatile performers. Recognised for his sharp wit, improvisational expertise, kinetic energy and genuine warmth, Andrew multi-skills as a host, actor, radio talent, and classically trained singer (A MusA). Andrew also studied Law, following in the footsteps of his father, the former Supreme Court Judge Barry O’Keefe, and worked in commercial litigation for 5 years with top-tier Australian firm Allens Arthur Robinson. Outside of his career in entertainment, Andrew is a passionate advocate of social justice causes, most notably in his roles as ambassador and chairman of the White Ribbon Foundation (Australia), a nationwide not-for-profit organisation dedicated to eliminating all forms of violence against women.