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Our patron and ambassadors

Our patron

Governor of Queensland WebsiteOur patron is His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland, who will support our organisation for the duration of his term.

We are honoured His Excellency has chosen to support our mission to enhance the lives of people with a spinal injury and promote their independence.

For more information about His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, including biographical information, visit the Government House Queensland website.

Our ambassadors

Our ambassadors actively promote and create awareness of our organisation. We are grateful for the longstanding support we have received from the Classic Wallabies.

Bill Ross OAM

Bill is a former Wallaby great who has lent his face, name and profile to our organisation since 2002. His support is in the memory of his mother, Jean Ross, who was instrumental in establishing Backstop, a respite centre for families of boys who had sustained spinal injuries while playing rugby union.

Bill is the main organiser of the extremely successful Classic Wallabies Rugby Lunch. He has also been instrumental in ensuring we became the beneficiary of annual Vintage Reds luncheons and golf days.

Bill Ross - Ambassador for Spinal Life Australia

Greg Cornelsen OAM

Greg is one of Australia’s sporting greats, playing for the Wallabies from 1974 to 1982. Greg first became involved with Spinal Life Australia more than 10 years ago, having seen firsthand the repercussions of life-long spinal injuries.

Over the past decade, Greg has attended countless SEAT Community Safety Program presentations, where he speaks to students about his background as a Wallabies great, and how important the SEAT message is to carry with you throughout life.

Greg Cornelsen - Ambassador for Spinal Life Australia

Tim Horan AM

Tim Horan is possibly the greatest centre Rugby Union has seen. He enjoyed a 12 year career with the Wallabies. Tim is actively involved with our SEAT Community Safety Program  and is also an ambassador for the Aunties and Uncles Charity.

Tim-Horan - Ambassador for Spinal Life Australia

Erin Brockovich

Erin Brockovich has been a proud ambassador of our Peer Support team since 2014. A global consumer advocate, when in Brisbane Erin visits the Spinal Injuries Unit at the Princess Alexandra Hospital to show her support and with meet people who are undergoing rehabilitation.

In 2000, the film ‘Erin Brockovich’ demonstrated Erin’s unwavering determination to stand up for what she believes in.

Erin Brockovich - Ambassador for Spinal Life Australia