AMBASSADORS

Our ambassadors are individuals in the spotlight who use their profiles and networks to promote FNPW's Australian conservation efforts.

Classical pianist Ambre Hammond is passionate about wildlife and the environment. In late 2011, Ambre accepted an invitation to become an ambassador for the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife.

Ambre  will tell her fans and audiences about the amazing work of FNPW, and will be an ongoing supporter of our organisation.

Ambre gave her first concert at age five, and achieved a world record when she was awarded her Associate and Licentiate Diplomas of Music (AMEB) both within the same year, at age 12.

Ambre performs solo and with orchestras in Australia and internationally.

Visit Ambre Hammond's website at www.ambrehammond.com

Watch a video of Ambre in Schifrin's Double Concerto for Piano & Trumpet, playing alongside James Morrison.

Anthony founded Australian Wildlife Displays nearly twelve years ago and built it into one of Australia’s premier wildlife conservation education services. His team of presenters provides fun and informative displays of Australian animals to many hundreds of thousands of people each year. They also breed a large variety of the wildlife you will see in their shows.

The shows are mobile, safe and great fun, guaranteed to capture the wild imagination of kids and adults alike. And they are more than just reptiles! There are possums, frogs, bats, birds and invertebrates in the ‘hands-on’ animal experience! And yes of course there are crocodiles, pythons and lizards for an incredible experience.

They can take their education programs to childcare centres, preschools, playgroups, primary schools, secondary colleges. Australian Wildlife Displays can bring Australian native animals to any location or event such as environmental festivals, corporate functions, tertiary institutions, agricultural shows, shopping centres, fetes and fairs, and open days. If your child is reptile or animal crazy, then why not have a reptile party, wildlife party, animal party or zoo party? Australian Wildlife Displays can bring reptiles, amphibians, birds and mammals to your house to keep the kids busy and entertained.

Take a look at the different Displays they offer. If you are interested in having their amazing Australian animals attend your next event, proceed to the Bookings and Enquiries page.

Eminè is a Sustainability Ambassador, Interior Designer, Writer and Speaker. She is passionate about Design and Sustainability and intertwines these passions making them easily accessible to everyone, not just the experts. With a focus on ‘spreading the word’, Eminè helps decipher the green maze, bringing it back to ‘grass roots’ level in an easy formula that’s colourful and practical.

She is a Green Star Accredited Professional, Fellow of the Design Institute of Australia and a past President of the Design Institute of Australia New South Wales Council.

Eminè has appeared on television programs including “Bright Ideas” Channel 10, and “Home” on the Lifestyle Channel. Spreading the message of sustainable living, her writing has featured in publications such as Luxury Home Design Magazine and Grand Designs Australia Magazine.

Jake is a professional youth worker, musician and bush craft teacher and is an inspirational “mover and shaker” in the community. Jake supports local charities and individuals with free musical performances and bush craft talks.

Jake is also well known for putting his hand up to help with many fundraisers to support local individuals in their time of need.

Over the years he has spent time fine tuning his survival skills and gaining experience in the 'University of the Bush’ -'clocking up over 1000 nights in the Aussie Bush!

He has spent time with Aboriginal communities learning and sharing knowledge in Kalumburu W.A (Kwiini people), Tennant Creek N.T (Waramungu), Bathurst N.S.W (Wiradjuri) and locally with the Darkinjung, Guringai and Dharuk people.

Jake has spent the past four years tirelessly devoted to the protection of our local environment, most notably the area known as Bambara. Jake has both worked and volunteered in schools and for social justice programs run by local organisations, to help our struggling youth stay on track.

Jake featured in a six part series for the History Channel “Tony Robinson Explores Australia” alongside former Australian of the year, Tim Flannery. Jake was honoured in 2009, with Gosford Councils Australia day award in the section of arts, culture and entertainment for his commitment to the local music scene, his dedication to reconciliation and for his assistance in the development of a curriculum for local Indigenous students.

Julie is a painter, printmaker and designer of textiles. She owns cloth, a small & friendly fabric company sheset up 17 years ago locally producing textiles that are made by hand for the home and boutique commercial interiors.

She gets inspired by the Australian landscape, translating what she sees using sustainable materials and found objects. She works with a small team of people who love what they do making contemporary textiles by hand, the old fashioned way.

She lives by the beach, has a shop in the city and a studio in the Blue Mountains. Her fabric of choice is hemp, her favourite colour is old lady red, she prefers cycling to work and loves being cooked for.

Find out more about Julie Paterson and cloth at www.clothfabric.com.

Leila’s commitment to vulnerable creatures stems from her childhood. Born in Papua New Guinea to an Indian mother and a Manx father, she was raised in Perth, Australia; however thanks to her very adventurous parents, spent much of her childhood travelling. This included time living in Nasrapur, India, a small village 140 kilometres south east of Mumbai. Jeffreys grew up surrounded by wildlife and forest both in Australia and abroad, sparking her interest in the natural world.

Jeffreys began documenting birds by way of photographic portraiture in 2008 when she realised that it was because of their small size that the beauty in the commonplace was being missed.

Her first portrait series focused on the much loved family pets, budgerigars. A series of Australian native cockatoos followed in 2012 and in 2014 she exhibited ‘Prey’ focusing on Australia’s birds of prey.

She is represented by the Olsen Irwin Gallery in NSW; The Cat Street Gallery in Hong Kong and Purdy Hicks Gallery in the UK.

Leila is pictured here with Ivy, the Barn Owl.

Find out more and view Leila's work at www.leilajeffreys.com.

Paul West was born in the Hunter Valley region of New South Wales. He trained as chef at Melbourne's renowned Vue de Monde. He has worked in all areas of food production - from being a WWOOFer (Willing Workers on Organic Farms) in orchards, to working in wholesale markets and at retail fruiterers. Before being chosen to host television series 'River Cottage Australia', Paul worked in various restaurant kitchens near Hobart and as a volunteer with community gardens and permaculture groups. Paul holds a certificate in Permaculture Design.

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