SUPPPORTERS OF THE PROJECT

Michael Chaney

Michael Chaney

“The Fathering Project has highlighted the central importance of fathers in the lives of all children.”

Michael is Chairman of National Australia Bank, Woodside Petroleum and Gresham Partners and Chancellor of the University of WA. He has four adult children.

Fiona Wood

Fiona Wood

“Having a dad that inspired me to work and live to my potential – “To make choices so that you get up in the morning and enjoy what you do” is a gift that is constantly with me.”

Fiona works as a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in the area of burns and scar management. Through her research and development into tissue culture and tissue regeneration her goal is to achieve scar less wound healing.

Fiona is mother to six children.

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Justin Langer

Justin Langer

Justin Langer (AM) is a former international cricketer who represented Australia in 105 Test matches and is the current Assistant Coach and Batting Coach of the Australian cricket team. His opening partnership with Matthew Hayden was one of the most successful of all time. In January 2007 he retired from international cricket. Named as a member of the Order of Australia in 2008 for his services to Australian Cricket and the community as patron of a large group of charities.

When my first daughter was born I entered into one of the most challenging, yet miraculous and rewarding stages of my life.

Every day new challenges present themselves, while new joys that touch you deeply and rawly, make you feel so special and blessed.

John Anderson

John Anderson

John Anderson served in the federal Parliament as the Member for Gywdir from 1989 until his resignation at the federal election in 2007. He was Deputy Leader of the National Party from 1993 until 1999 and leader from 1999 to 2005, when during which time he served as Deputy Prime Minister.

Since his retirement from public life, John has returned to life on the land near Mullaley in Northern NSW with his wife Julia. The couple have four children, and continue seeking to contribute to the community through numerous not-for-profit organisations, while John also serves as an independent director on two Company boards.

John Howard, then Prime Minister, said of him on his retirement “I have not met a person with greater integrity in public life.”

John Akehurst

John Akehurst

John H. Akehurst, MA (Oxon), FIMechE. Member of the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia; non-executive director of CSL Limited and of Origin Energy Limited. Chairman of the National Centre for Asbestos related Diseases and of the Fortitude Foundation; non-executive director of the University of Western Australia Business School. Formerly Chief Executive Officer of Woodside Petroleum Ltd and Chairman of Alinta Ltd and Coogee Resources Limited.

Peter Bell

Peter Bell

Peter Bell was a former Australian rules footballer for the North Melbourne Football Club and former captain of the Fremantle Football Club. Peter was twice named as a member of the All-Australian Team. He was an acclaimed ball-winner and had more than 30 possessions in a game on 39 occasions in his career. Now retired from football, Peter maintains a keen interest in the game as a commentator. He has numerous business interests and he is married with 3 young children.

Steve Biddulph

Steve Biddulph

Steve Biddulph is an Adjunct Professor of Psychology and has worked with families and encouraging the role of fathers for thirty years. Steve’s books including Raising Boys and Manhood are in four million homes around the world. He is a huge fan of the Fathering Project and its powerful message for men, and proud to be involved with Bruce Robinson and the men doing this important work.

Tim Costello

Tim Costello is one of Australia’s most sought after voices on issues of social justice, leadership and ethics. Since 2004 Tim has been CEO of World Vision, Australia’s largest international development agency. Trained in economics, law, education and theology, Tim has practised law, served as a Baptist minister, and has been active in church and community leadership, local government and national affairs.