Ms Quentin Bryce has enjoyed a rich and distinguished career as an academic, lawyer, community and human rights advocate, senior public officer, university college principal, and vice-regal representative in Queensland, and Australia.
On 5 September 2008 Quentin Bryce was sworn in as Australia’s twenty-fifth Governor-General. As the first woman to take up the office, she was a pioneer in contemporary Australian society, and yet one who brought more than 40 years of experience in reform, community building and leadership to the role. Her term concluded on 27 March 2014.
In August 2014 she was appointed by the former Queensland Premier, Campbell Newman to chair a Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence. Ms Bryce presented the report of the Taskforce, Not Now, Not Ever, to Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk on 28 February 2015.
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.
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.