Our Ambassadors are an important part of the WWG team. They are outstanding change-makers who help to create awareness and drive impact through their support.
Judith Lucy is a well-known Australian comedian, actress, author, television and radio presenter, known primarily for her stand-up comedy. She is also a great humanitarian and brings her humour and influence to serious social and environmental issues. She is an Australian household name and has been on Australian TV for 27 years! Judith was the head-line act in 2017 and 2018 in WWG’s comic fundraiser events.
Dr Al Muderis is a leading orthopaedic surgeon in Australia where he pioneered a life changing surgical technique called osseo-integration that helps amputees to regain function they previously lost. He is a great humanitarian doctor who travels the world performing surgery on the world’s forgotten citizens. Dr Al Muderis was himself a person seeking asylum in Australia some 20 years ago and today is an adjunct Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Medicine, Sydney Campus at the University of Notre Dame Australia and a clinical lecturer at Macquarie University and the Australian School of Advanced Medicine. He is also the New South Wales Australian of the Year 2020.
Dinesh Palipana OAM is an emergency medicine doctor at Gold Coast University Hospital. He is the 2021 Queenslander of the year. Dinesh is the co-founder of Doctors with Disabilities Australia and was the first quadriplegic medical graduate in Queensland and the second in Australia. In 2023, Dinesh joined the advisory board of healthylife where he uses his experience and skills to provide expert health information and advocate for the health of Australians. He has contributed to disability advocacy, spinal cord injury research, and inclusivity in the medical profession. Dinesh was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for services to medicine and was the third Australian to receive a Henry Viscardi Achievement award. As a high-profile and powerful advocate, Dinesh is regularly invited to speak at conferences, events and in the media and he is passionate about the human and healthcare rights of people who often do not have a voice in the public domain.