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.
The Hon. Kim Beazley, AC
Governor of Western Australia
The Honourable Kim Beazley, AC is the 33rd Governor of Western Australia.
Mr Beazley was elected to the Federal Parliament in 1980, and in 1993 became a Minister in the Hawke and Keating Labor Governments holding various portfolios. He was Deputy Prime Minister from 1995 to 1996, and Leader of the Australian Labor Party and Leader of the Opposition 1996 to 2001, and 2005 to 2006.
Mr Beazley took up an appointment as Ambassador to the United States of America from February 2010 to January 2016. Upon returning to Australia he was appointed as President of the Australian Institute for International Affairs (2016-17), Co-Chairman of the Australian American Leadership Dialogue (2016-18), Distinguished Fellow at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, and a Director and Distinguished Fellow at the Perth USAsia Centre.
Mr Beazley was born in Perth. He completed a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts at the University of Western Australia. He was awarded the Rhodes Scholarship for Western Australia in 1973 and completed a Masters of Philosophy at Oxford University. He has honorary doctorates from the University of Notre Dame Australia, and Murdoch University.
In 2009, Mr Beazley was awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia for service to the Parliament of Australia through contributions to the development of government policies in relation to defence and international relations, and as an advocate for Indigenous people, and to the community.
Mr Beazley is married to Ms Susie Annus and has three daughters, Jessica, Hannah and Rachel.
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!
Reliable West Coast Eagles midfielder Jack Redden takes over the reins as Ambassador from WCE Captain Shannon Hurn and will look to own the stoppages at West Coast in the years to come as well putting pressure on, in the battle to fight hunger.
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.