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Launch of the RiverPatrons Group

Launch of the RiverPatrons Group

The RiverPatrons Group comprises a passionate group of respected community leaders, Chief Executives and Chairs from Australian and global organisations, all who support the restoration, protection and resilience of our rivers. The RiverPatrons group was launched and came together for the first time as part of the International Riversymposium program this year, with the Lord Mayor of Brisbane City as the inagural RiverPatron. The launch event provided RiverPatrons and guests:

  • An opportunity to network with each other and other VIPs;
  • Exposure to Brisbane as a river city and the elements that make Brisbane as such;
  • An awareness to the role of ports, recreation, development and educational institutions; and
  • An understanding of the IRF and its programs;

Our RiverPatrons champion our cause and understand the importance of the stewardship and nurturing healthy and resilient rivers now and for the future. Through our RiverPatrons Group, IRF also offers the opportunity for the employees and stakeholders of Patrons’ organisations to learn, share, inspire and transform rivers through participating in our initiatives and activities.

Our Current RiverPatrons
Cr Adrian Schrinner Lord Mayor of Brisbane City
Martin Albrecht AC Albrecht Foundation
Daphne Wood Wood and Thiess Family
Nicola Irvine Director, BMI Group
Jerry Maycock CEO, Port of Brisbane
Ben Pevreall Regional Vice-President, Asia Pacific, Valmont Group
Peter Varghese AO (Co-chair) Chancellor, The University of Queensland
John McCarthy AO (Co-chair) Director, International RiverFoundation
Douglas Thompson Managing Director, Thiess Pty Ltd


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