Patron and Ambassadors
Foodbank WA is honoured to enjoy the support of our Patron as well as our fantastic Ambassadors who understand the important role good nutrition plays in helping people achieve their best.
Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC
Governor of Western Australia
Mrs Kerry Sanderson AC has had a distinguished career in government and business and was named an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2004 for service to the development and management of the port and maritime industries in Australia, and to public sector governance in the areas of finance and transport in Western Australia. Read Her Excellency’s Letter of Endorsement here
Foodbank WA is represented by the following Ambassadors.
Anna Gare is recognised as one of the most popular chefs on Australian television, most notably as a judge on Channel Ten’s Junior MasterChef, and co-hosting Channel Nine’s Great Australian Bake-off. The Fremantle born and raised foodie holds an impressive collection of accomplishments including a Logie nomination, hosting top rated programs on the Lifestyle Food Channel, publishing a number of cook books, designing a kitchenware range, running one of WA’s most successful catering companies, being a member of the 1980 rock band the Jam Tarts, and she even cooked for the Queen!
Shannon is one of the best rebounding defenders in the AFL and a natural on-field leader at the West Coast Eagles.
In December 2014, Shannon was appointed to the role of Captain. He has played more than 150 games with the Eagles since joining the club in 2006.
Originally from regional South Australia, Shannon embodies leadership and a work ethic that is admired by all.
Damian is the Captain of the 2014 NBL Champions, the Perth Wildcats. He is one of the best basketball players in Australia and has been awarded the leagues Best Defensive Player for the past four years.
Originally from regional NSW, Damian has played in Perth since 2009. Prior to that he played in Sydney and also studied and played in the US.
Scott is the owner and publisher of Menu Magazine.
Menu Magazine commenced in 2005 and is published every six months. The magazine is largely distributed via hotel rooms, cafes and the food service industry.
Scott is community focused and he has published a cook book to support Cystic Fibrosis.
In his Ambassadorial role, Scott will be speaking to food suppliers and restaurants to promote food donations to Foodbank WA.