Patron – Ita Buttrose AC OBE

Animal Welfare League QUEENSlANd Patron

Ita Buttrose AC, OBE is a legendary media trailblazer, businesswoman, best-selling author, committed community and welfare contributor and former Australian of the Year. In 2019, Ita was appointed as Chair of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Ita balances this high profile role with advocating for seniors in the community and has come to understand the special challenges facing those in this age group and how, more often than not, they are related to health, mobility and socialisation, and being lonely. It is for this reason, along with her passion for animals, Ita is proud to be the Ambassador for AWLQ’s Golden Hearts Seniors’ Support Program in addition to her patronage.