The Australian Prostate Centre is supported and championed by ambassadors who generously donate their time and effort to our cause.
Bill is a well-know Melbourne businessman and active supporter of charitable causes in the community. The APC was Bill’s brainchild and it was through his fundraising efforts that the idea for a prostate cancer clinic for all men could be realised. Bill is Chairman/Director of Guest Group and has held many senior corporate roles and also served as Director of the Melbourne Football Club. He also services as the Chairman of the Board of FightMND. Bill is the Patron of the Australian Prostate Centre.
Ross Stevenson came into broadcasting literally by accident. As a practicing lawyer he teamed up with a fellow lawyer and produced a show called Lawyers Guns and Money for a community radio station. The show was a big hit. Ross has spent the past 26 years at 3AW, where he currently hosting Breakfast with Ross and John which is Melbourne’s top rating radio program. Ross is the mastermind and host of the popular ‘Love Letter to Football’ event, which raises funds and awareness for the APC.
Fred Schepisi began his career in advertising before is foray into feature films. His body of work includes The Devil’s Playground and The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith to international features including Plenty, The Russia House, Roxanne, Six Degrees of Separation, Last Orders, and most recently, Words and Pictures. In 2004, Fred was awarded the Order of Australia. Fred was diagnosed with prostate cancer ten years ago, and under the care of surgeon Professor Tony Costello underwent keyhole surgery that saved his life. It is from his personal experience that Fred understands the importance of medical research and the advancements that can be made in the treatment and care of the many men this disease affects.
Born and raised in New York City, Mary graduated from Boston University School of Fine Art and subsequently worked as a booker for the Ford Model Agency and The Wilhelmina Model Agency. In 1984, Mary married Fred Schepisi taking on six step-children to whom she is very close. They have one child together and share two grandchildren. Mary paints and exhibits both in Melbourne and New York. Together with Fred, Mary has been a key supporter of the Australian Prostate Centre. Mary champions, organises and hosts a biannual art auction of works donated by leading Australian Artists to raise funds for the APC. The auctions are a pivotal source of fundraising for the APC.
Best known for presenting Nights with Steve Price on 2GB and regular appearances on The Project, Steve Price is a popular household name across thousands of homes in Australia. With a career that has spanned almost 40 years, Steve has covered all the major news stories since the seventies and been a multi-award winning national Program Director of the year, as well as Australia’s current affairs Commentator & Talk Presenter of the year on numerous occasions. Steve lives between Melbourne and Sydney with his wife, Wendy, and two young daughters, Lucy and Kate. He joined the APC as an Ambassador in 2014.
Melbourne born and bred, Brett McLeod is a household name in Australia, coming into television after a radio career in the late ‘90’s. Brett currently presents the News on Channel 9. On supporting the Australian Prostate Centre, Brett says “Like most men, I knew virtually nothing about prostate cancer until it touched my family. First my brother was diagnosed, and shortly afterwards so was I. I am fortunate to have a great level of support from my family and medical professionals. Not everyone is so lucky. I want to do my part to ensure every man has access to proper diagnosis and care. No man need ever die from prostate cancer. “
Tiffany is an Australian sports broadcaster, best know as the AFL’s first female boundary rider on Fox Footy. She co-hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics and presented the 2010 Commonwealth Games, as well as the 2012 Olympics in London. Tiffany is also a qualified Physiotherapist and accomplished national hurdler. Next to her professional achievements Tiffany has dedicated herself to numerous charitable causes and joined the Australian Prostate Centre in 2015 to lend her voice to the promotion of our work as Ambassador.