Co-Patrons

Major-General the Honorable Michael Jeffery AC, CVO, MC

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Major-General the Honorable Michael Jeffery AC, CVO, MC is a retired senior Australian Army officer who was the 24th Governor-General of Australia, serving from 2003 to 2008, and the 30th Governor of Western Australia, serving from 1993 to 2000.

From Perth, he graduated from the Royal Military College, Duntroon, and served in the Malayan Emergency and the Vietnam War, being awarded the Military Cross during the Vietnam War. Major-General Jeffery was at various stages commander of the Special Air Service Regiment and the 1st Division, and subsequently Deputy Chief of General Staff, before retiring from active service in 1993.

Having previously served in the equivalent viceregal role in Western Australia, Jeffery was appointed Governor-General of Australia in 2003, following the resignation of Peter Hollingworth. The first career Australian Army officer to hold the position, he was succeeded by The Honorable Dame Quentin Bryce.

Since leaving official Office Major-General Jeffery commenced two influential Australian Projects-Future Directions International and Soils4Life.

Dr. Chau Chak Wing

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Dr. Chau Chak Wing is the Founder and Chairman of the KINGOLD Group, and the Chair of the Asia-Pacific Region World Leadership Alliance – Club de Madrid President’s Circle.

Born in the Guangdong province, he migrated to Australia in the 1980s and has extensive business interests in property development, real estate, hospitality, pharmaceuticals, media and consulting services in Australia and in China.

Dr. Chau was a pivotal link in the negotiation and lead up to the signing of the 2002 agreement of the Guangdong Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) project with BHP Billiton, China’s first LNG project. 

Dr. Chau Chak Wing has been active in giving back to communities in China and Australia, including donating a Business School building to the University of Technology Sydney, donating to build a new museum at the University of Sydney, and funding the Soils for Life program. Soils for Life aims to facilitate positive and sustained change in how the Australian landscape is managed to ensure a thriving natural environment for the benefit of all Australians.

Dr. Chau has a commitment to making a positive difference, both now and for future generations.