The Royal Humane Society of Australia

Our People

Former Patron in Chief

Her Majesty The Late Queen Elizabeth II


Senior Patron in Australia

His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd)

Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia

Patrons

Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC KC

Governor of New South Wales

Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Margaret Gardner AC

Governor of Victoria

Her Excellency the Honourable Dr Jeannette Young AC PSM

Governor of Queensland



Her Excellency the Honourable Frances Adamson AC

Governor of South Australia


His Excellency the Honourable Chris Dawson AC APM

Governor of Western Australia

and Mrs Darrilyn Dawson

Her Excellency the Honourable Barbara Baker AC

Governor of Tasmania

Administrator of the Northern Territory

His Honour Professor the Honourable Hugh Heggie PSM

President

David Arden RFD

Vice Presidents

The Right Honourable the Lord Mayors of Melbourne,
Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart and Darwin.
Janne Bowen

Frances Evans OAM

Penny Callaghan Professor Stephen M Cordner AM PSM Ian Knight Major General David J McLachlan AO AO Mil
A J Murphy AFSM Cameron Ross Dr Robert Webster OAM Trevor White AFSM

Secretary & Office Manager

Shelley Schade

Life Members

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

Auditors

McLean Delmo Bentleys Audit Pty Ltd

Representatives of the Society

The following are the Honorary Correspondents of the Society:

Queensland - Katarina Carroll APM, Commissioner of Police Brisbane, South Australia - Grant Stevens APM, Commissioner of Police Adelaide, Victoria - Shane Patton, APM, Commissioner of Police Melbourne, Western Australia  - Col Blanch APM, Commissioner of Police Perth, Tasmania - Jonathan Higgins APM, Deputy Commissioner of Police Hobart, Australian Capital Territory -  Reece P Kershaw APM, Commissioner Australian Federal Police Canberra, Northern Territory - Jamie Chalker APM, Commissioner of Police Darwin

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

Relief Fund

David Arden RFD

Director R.H.S. Nominees Pty Ltd

Janne Bowen

Director of R.H.S Nominees Pty. Ltd

Frances Evans OAM

Director of R.H.S Nominees Pty Ltd

Penny Callaghan        

Director of R.H.S. Nominees Pty Ltd

Advisory

Finance

Penny Callaghan



Executive

President

Vice President

Treasurer

Secretary

Fire

A J Murphy

Trevor White

Natural Disasters

Janne Bowen

Trevor White

Marine

 

Weapons

David Arden

David McLachlan

Medical

Professor Stephen Cordner




Surf

Frances Evans

Ian Knight

Aviation

David Arden

Cameron Ross

Ambulance