Ten new Ambassadors were inducted into the Club Melbourne Ambassador Program this week at the club’s 14th anniversary annual dinner.
Held on 26 August, the evening celebrated the 148 international conferences secured by Club Melbourne since its inception, which has contributed more than $930 million to the region.
The Club Melbourne Ambassador Program includes 125 eminent Victorians from diverse disciples of medicine, science and environment, technology, engineering, business and education.
The 10 new ambassadors are:
- Associate Professor Anna Boltong – Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre
- Ms Lorraine Chiroiu – AusBiotech
- Professor Simon Crowe – La Trobe University
- Professor Frank Dunshea – The University of Melbourne
- Dr Mary Lawson – Deakin University
- Associate Professor Bronwyn Levvey- Alfred Health
- Associate Professor Zaffar Sadiq Mohamed-Ghouse – Spatial Vision
- Dr Attilio Pigneri – Australian Association for Hydrogen Energy
- Professor Luk Rombauts – The Fertility Society of Australia
- Professor Emeritus Frances Separovic AO – The University of Melbourne
During the event, the annual Club Melbourne Fellowship was also awarded to Dr Joseph Doyle from the Burnet Institute, who received the $10,000 grant to support his attendance at an international conference of his choosing to enable new opportunities for his research project.
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre chief executive Peter King said the evening was an important opportunity to celebrate and thank the ambassadors for their ongoing efforts.
“Club Melbourne is committed to investing in, and nurturing, new talent and tonight we congratulate our fourth Club Melbourne Fellow, Dr Joseph Doyle along with our 10 new ambassadors,” he said.
“The passion our Club Melbourne Ambassadors have to undertake life-changing work and share new research is the key to maintaining Melbourne’s international reputation as a knowledge hub and leading global city.”
Club Melbourne is owned and led by Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre with support and collaboration from Melbourne Convention Bureau and the Victorian State Government.