Our Ambassadors

Our Prince’s Trust Australia’s ambassadors are committed to helping us raise awareness of the work we do across our three portfolios. Our Ambassadors take part in fundraising events, support our campaigns, and advocate on our behalf to their networks and audiences.

Principal, Thomas Hamel & Associates
Founder, Paul Bangay Garden Design
Ken is an accountant who specialises in commercial property, pastoral and agricultural pursuits in his capacity as Chairman of Collinsbank Pty Ltd., a private equity company. Ken has a keen interest and passion for the philanthropic sector, he occupies board and fundraising roles with several key institutions and has a strong commitment to conservation and appropriate built environment.

Ken is Chairman of The Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria and Director of the RBGV Foundation. Chairman, The Australian New Zealand College of Anaesthesia Research Foundation Leadership Circle, Director of the Australian Dental Association Evident Research Foundation, Ambassador Royal Children’s Hospital Leadership Circle, Director, Barwon Health Foundation and Research Leadership Circle, Trustee National Trust of Victoria Foundation, Director Melbourne Opera, Chairman, Northern Bay College Challenge, as well as several other not for profit entities.

Ken was awarded Member (AM) in the general division of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday honours 2016 for significant service to the community through financial support and senior roles with horticultural, social welfare, medical & cultural groups. He was also awarded KSJ by the Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem in June 2019 for service to the poor.