The Royal Humane Society of Australia

Our People

Patron in Chief

His Majesty King Charles III


Senior Patron in Australia

His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd)
Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia

Patrons

Governor of New South Wales

Her Excellency the Honourable
Margaret Beazley AC KC

Administrator of the Northern Territory

His Honour Professor the Honourable
Hugh Heggie AO PSM

Governor of Queensland

Her Excellency the Honourable
Dr Jeannette Young AC PSM

Governor of South Australia

Her Excellency the Honourable
Frances Adamson AC

Governor of Tasmania

Her Excellency the Honourable
Barbara Baker AC

Governor of Victoria

Her Excellency Professor the Honourable
Margaret Gardner AC

Governor of Western Australia

His Excellency the Honourable
Chris Dawson AC APM

and Mrs Darrilyn Dawson

Vice Patrons

Adelaide

Her Right Honourable The Lord Mayor of Adelaide Dr Jane Lomax-Smith AM

Brisbane

The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor of Brisbane Councillor Adrian Schrinner

Canberra

Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory Andrew Barr MLA

Darwin

The Right Worshipful The Lord Mayor of Darwin Kon Vatskalis

Hobart

The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor of Hobart Anna Reynolds

Melbourne

The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor of Melbourne Sally Capp

Perth

The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor of Perth Basil Zempilas


Honorary Representatives

Australian Capital Territory

Commissioner Australian Federal Police

Reece P Kershaw APM

Northern Territory

Commissioner of Police and CEO of Fire and Emergency Services

Jamie Chalker APM

Queensland

Commissioner of Police
Queensland Police Service

Steve Gollschewski APM

South Australia

Commissioner of Police

Grant Stevens APM

Tasmania

Deputy Commissioner of Police

Jonathan Higgins APM

Victoria

Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police

Shane Patton APM

Western Australia

Commissioner of Police
Western Australia Police Force

Col Blanch APM


Executive

President

David Arden RFD

Vice Presidents

Janne Bowen

Frances Evans OAM


The Right Honourable Lord Mayors of Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart and Darwin

Treasurer

Penny Callaghan

Official Secretary

Shelley Schade


Directors

A J Murphy AFSM Assistant Commissioner of Police
Tim Hansen APM
David Arden RFD
David De Souza Frances Evans OAM Ian Knight
Dr Ingrid Brooks Janne Bowen Major General
David J McLachlan AO AO Mil. Retd.
Neil Carabine Penny Callaghan Professor Stephen M Cordner AM PSM
Trevor White AFSM Dr Robert Webster OAM

Relief Fund Directors

David Arden RFD

Janne Bowen

Penny Callaghan

Frances Evans OAM

Ian Knight

Advisory

Executive

President

Vice President

Treasurer

Secretary

Ambulance

Ingrid Brooks


Aviation

David Arden

David De Souza

Finance

Penny Callaghan

Fire

A J Murphy

Trevor White

Legal

Neil Carabine

Medical

Stephen Cordner

Natural Disasters

Janne Bowen

Trevor White

Police

AC Tim Hansen

Surf

Frances Evans

Ian Knight

Weapons

David Arden

Timothy Hansen

David McLachlan


Presidents

1876-1889 John Wilks JP 1947-1951 Major-General Sir Julius Bruche KCB CMG 1999-2013 Ross M Campbell
1889-1893 Sir Arthur Nicholson Bart 1951-1971 L.R. Stillman OBE MC 2013-2023 Associate Professor John H Maynard
1893-1925 George Lush 1971-1986 Everard Bailieu CBE 2023- David Arden RFD
1925-1937 Thomas Brentnall 1986-1992 Sir Bernard Callinan AC CBE DSO MC
1937-1947 Rupert Wilks 1992-1999 Sir Rupert Clarke Bt AM MBE

Life Members

Robert W Bett Rosalind T Bodley OAM Ian D Cairns RFD RD
Ross M Campbell Roger T Jones OAM Graeme Keys RFD
Caroline Larkins John H Maynard Denis A Roche
Letitia M H Shelton