Our Ambassadors

The Fathering Project receives wonderful support from highly credentialed individuals who are passionate and strongly supportive of The Fathering Project. The Ambassadors provide their time and expertise in promoting the benefits of an effective father and the important role that The Fathering Project plays in inspiring and equipping fathers and father figures to be better in their roles.

Justin Langer

Ambassador

Justin Langer is an Australian cricket coach and former cricketer. He is the current coach of the Australia men's national team, having been appointed to the role in May 2018. Being a husband and father of four girls, Justin is dedicated to the most important team of all – his family.

Brad Haddin

Ambassador

Father and former international cricket star Brad Haddin has been an Australian vice-captain, coach and represented Australia in Test, One-Day International, Twenty20 International cricket and is a proud ambassador for The Fathering Project.

Duncan Armstrong

Ambassador

Olympian, sports presenter, public speaker, father - Duncan Armstrong is all these things and more. Duncan approaches everything with the same zestful attitude that helped him win gold at the Seoul Olympics... and has inspired countless others, to achieve their highest corporate and personal goals.

Elijah Boul

Ambassador

“When I was 8 years old my dad said ‘Son, life gives us lemons, but it is up to you to turn those lemons into lemonade.’ In the same way, being a father gives you many learnings and trials, but we can turn lemons into lemonade for our children.” “Fatherhood does not mean to be in an environment where there is no noise, disappointment, trouble or hard-work but be in the midst of those things and still remain calm, caring and loving in your heart.”

Geoff Hutchison

Ambassador

Geoff Hutchison is a Western Australian father and journalist who presents the Morning programme on 720 ABC Perth. Geoff Hutchison has been a proud ambassador for The Fathering Project since 2018.

Petero Civinoceva

Ambassador

Petero is a former rugby league player, who was born in Suva, Fiji. Petero wants to lead by example and inspire and encourage positive attitudes and behaviours when it comes to fathering.

Andrew Scipione AO APM

Ambassador

"Every day in my role as NSW Police Commissioner I saw the impact that a father can have on a child's life. I know what a difference an effective father or father figure can make. The Fathering Project can make a huge difference in our society. I am proud to be a part of it."

David Flanagan

Ambassador

"I want to be the best Dad I can be. I want to learn from the parenting experiences of other Dads and I want to support an organisation that helps young people have their best chance at a wonderful life."

Dennis Cometti

Ambassador

"I’m an only child and with the passing of my father Jim in 1969 I found I had to make some difficult choices in the late 1960s. Choosing broadcasting was the pragmatic step for a nineteen-year-old who loved playing football and broadcasting in equal measure. The sounding board I had always trusted, Jim, was no longer there. In hindsight, it would seem I did the right thing. He taught me well."


Dennis Lillee AM, MBE

Ambassador

"It is a major responsibility to be a father. However, there is no rule book. You need to listen and learn from the people you respect and then formulate your plan from there. Even as kids grow older, it is important to tell them how much you love them, even when things get tense. In the end, this wins through. The Fathering Project can help fathers to be better and it is very important. I am very happy to be a part of it."

Dr Tim Hawkes OAM

Ambassador

A frequent commentator on radio and TV, Dr. Hawkes is passionate about equipping children with the very best start in life. His books, educational career and engagement with "The Fathering Project" are evidence of a passion to ensure that every child is placed on a trajectory of success.

James McMahon DSC, DSM

Ambassador

"The Fathering Project is about your Child, your Family, your Community and your Country."

Nick Farr-Jones AM

Ambassador

Nick Farr-Jones played an integral part in the success of the Wallabies and was an inspiration to his teammates. His effect on the game and influence in sporting circles beyond rugby was recognised in 1992 when he was awarded the AM.

He is now right behind The Fathering Project as the most powerful force in Australia to change the future of our children.

Prof Donna Cross

Ambassador

"My wonderful dad was a pilot, so he was away from our family for a number of days each week.  When he was home, he (and my mother) never missed anything in which my brother and I participated. He recognised the importance of fathers making their children feel special by deliberately spending time with them."

Prof Fiona Wood AM

Ambassador

"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."

Rev Tim Costello AO

Ambassador

Rev Tim Costello AO is recognised as one of Australia’s leading voices on social justice, leadership and ethics. He has spearheaded public debates on gambling, urban poverty, homelessness, reconciliation and substance abuse.