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Ambassadors - Prince's Trust Australia
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Mr Thomas Hamel

Principal, Thomas Hamel & Associates
The Prince’s Trust Australia Ambassador


American-born and internationally recognised interior designer Thomas Hamel is at the helm of celebrated Sydney-based design firm, Thomas Hamel & Associates.


After receiving degrees in New York and London, Thomas crafted his talent in New York City at the legendary interior design firm Parish-Hadley, Thomas moved to Australia and established his eponymous company Thomas Hamel & Associates.


Thomas’ regular travels around the world are a continuous source of inspiration and underpin his design ethos. The result is an international, sophisticated style that is truly timeless. “Cross pollination” and “intelligent editing” are the hallmarks of his unique style.


Thomas’ work is regularly featured in many of the world’s foremost interior design magazine. His acclaimed book, Residence (published in 2010), showcases many favourite residential projects from around the world.

Paul Bangay OAM

Founder, Paul Bangay Garden Design

The Prince’s Trust Australia Ambassador


For 25 years Paul Bangay has fulfilled his clients’ aspirations for gardens that are expressive of the timeless elegance and classic simplicity for which he is internationally renowned.


Widely regarded as the foremost garden designer in Australia today, Bangay’s clients include a roster of the most prominent figures in business and culture. His extensive list of projects spans private and public commissions in Australia and New Zealand, as well as further afield in Europe, North America and the West Indies.


Bangay holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Horticulture) from the University of Melbourne. In 1994 he was granted a Melbourne Arts Centre travelling scholarship to further his study of landscape design in Europe and the Americas. He won the Mobil Pegasus Award for the best contribution to the Melbourne International Festival of the Arts (1989). In 2001, Bangay was awarded the Centenary Medal for his contribution to public design projects.


Bangay’s distinctive approach has been featured in countless publications, and he is a sought-after guest on gardening and lifestyle programs. His personal insights have informed a successful series of lavish and widely anticipated books, beginning with The Defined Garden (1996) and most recently ‘Paul Bangay’s Country Gardens’.