We are grateful for the support of our Painaustralia Patron and Ambassadors, who endorse the work of Painaustralia and actively help to promote it.
Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK, AFC (Ret’d), Painaustralia Patron
Sir Angus was awarded the Knight of the Order of Australia in January 2015 for extraordinary and pre-eminent achievement and merit in service to Australia through distinguished service in the Australian Defence Force, continued commitment to serve the nation in leadership roles, particularly the national responses to the MH370 and MH17 disasters, and in a variety of roles in the community.
Sir Angus retired from the military as Chief of the Australian Defence Force in July 2011 after serving for 41 years.
In April 2017 Sir Angus was appointed Chancellor for the University of the Sunshine Coast. In addition he Chairs several boards and serves as a board member for numerous companies. He is the Ambassador/Patron for a number of charitable organisations
Lisel Tesch AM MP, Painaustralia Ambassador
Liesl Tesch AM MP is a seven-time paralympian and the first NSW MP to use a wheelchair Liesl has achieved enormous success in her personal and public life, despite living with a spinal cord injury and chronic neuropathic pain.