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Our Ambassadors

Our Ambassadors play a pivotal role within the Valuing Children team by raising awareness and gathering support for valuing children. These remarkable individuals volunteer their time to contribute unique perspectives to child advocacy. They bring personal, sector-specific, and evidence-based experiences to the table, all with the shared goal of prioritising children and young people.

Collectively, our ambassadors represent a diverse range of sectors, including community, health, global initiatives, not-for-profit, corporate, and education. Their united passion for the future of Australian children and young people forms the foundations of our mission.

Tony fini

Tony Fini

Tony Fini AM has always believed that if you can give back to the community, then one should. Tony came to Australia, like many people post World War 2 with very little, he is very grateful for the opportunities Australia has allowed him and grateful that he is in a position to ...
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Indigo ellis

Indigo Ellis

Indigo Ellis is a proud Noongar Nunga girl who has already made a name for herself in the music industry as a powerful singer/songwriter. She has been performing around Perth from the age of 7 at numerous festivals, events and in competitions both locally and nationally with man...
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Kaylene kerr

Kayelene Kerr

Kayelene Kerr is the founder of eSafeKids and is recognised as one of Western Australia’s most experienced specialist providers of Cyber Safety, Digital Wellness and Pornography education workshops. Formerly a Detective with the West Australian Police, Kayelene is passionate abo...
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Joshua patrick

Joshua Patrick

Joshua Patrick is a Member ‘Australian Youth Affairs Coalition’, National SWAN Sibling Ambassador, Carers Australia Media Ambassador, Carer/Disability Advocate & Speaker. Josh’s journey as a carer began very early in life when his sister Charlotte was born with an undiagnose...
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Colin pettit

Colin Pettit

Colin Pettit is the former Commissioner for Children and Young People in Western Australia, a position he held from November 2015 to January 2022. During his time as Commissioner for Children and Young People, Colin wholeheartedly dedicated himself to the wellbeing of children i...
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Glenda kickett

Dr Glenda Kickett

Dr Glenda Kickett, a Whadjuk and Ballardong woman from the Bibbulmun Noongar Nation, is an outstanding advocate for children and young people. Glenda said, “I am passionate about our culture, our children and young people and the possibilities of what can be achieved when we tal...
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Adj. Professor Anita Ghose

Adjunct Professor Anita Ghose has spent over twenty years at both state and national levels designing, developing, delivering, transforming and evaluating services and systems to enhance outcomes for children and young people. This has included Non Executive Director and Board r...
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Dr sandy chong

Dr Sandy Chong

Dr. Sandy Chong, a Harvard University Alumna is the winner of 2017 US Stevie Awards for Women in Business; 2015 Singapore Management Consultant of the Year; 2016 WA Multicultural Recognition Awards. An active contributor of the Sustainable Development Goals, Sandy strongly belie...
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Claire orange

Claire Orange

Claire Orange is a mum of 4 boys, an author, media spokesperson, director of DiGii Social and BEST Programs 4 Kids, speaker and is passionate about striving for better outcomes for children everywhere. From writing social and emotional wellbeing resources for children, their fam...
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Dr sue packer

Dr Sue Packer

We are delighted to announce that Dr Sue Packer, AM; Australian of the Year is supporting the Valuing Children Initiative as an Ambassador. With over 40 years of valuing children – Dr Packer is a true Valuing Children Champion! Since starting her career as a paediatrician in 19...
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Madeleine Dobson

Associate Professor at Curtin University
As a Senior Lecturer at Curtin University's School of Education, Dr Dobson is a champion for children and young people through her teaching and researching roles.Passionate about our future generations, Dr Dobson's recent research explores trauma-informed practice, wellbeing and...
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