Our Patrons and Advisory Committee

Without the generous support and guidance of our Patrons and our Advisory Committee, a lot of the amazing events we have held simply would not have happened. We cannot thank them enough for their enduring support and assistance.

Darren Cahill

Darren is a former professional Australian tennis champion and was coach to Andre Agassi & Lleyton Hewitt.

Since retiring from professional tennis, he now works for the Agassi Foundation which advocates for improved education polices for children.

He is also a long-standing friend and supporter of Tanya Lee and The CorriLee Foundation.

Henry Crawford

Henry was a producer of Australian TV drama, having supervised many hundreds of hours of top rated series, including the miniseries, ‘A Town Like Alice’, which won an Emmy award.

His international success in show business was replicated in the travel industry, after he founded a Fiji luxury resort called Vatulele. He served as a member of the International Board of Small Luxury Hotels of the World (500 hotels), and his resort (now sold) was awarded “Hotel of the Year” in 2000.

He has been a Board member of the Australian Film Commission, a member of the Queenstown (NZ) Urban Design Panel and has served on architecture award juries.

He is a passionate believer in the work of Tanya Lee, and assisted her work since inception.

Ian Darling

Ian Darling is an award winning documentary film director and producer. He is Executive Director of Shark Island Productions, a documentary production company with extensive outreach and education programs. Ian is incredibly generous in his philanthropic endeavours by being a patron of The CorriLee Foundation, on the advisory board for The Salvation Army and Chair of the Caledonia Foundation which aims to make a sustainable difference to the lives and wellbeing of young Australians through creative community partnerships.

Dianne Drew

Di lives on a farm west of Tamworth and has been fundraising for AFAP (The Australian Foundation for Peoples of Asia and the Pacific) for 17 years.

Profits from concerts have provided funds for pilot projects in Africa and Asia and these have been expanded with AusAid grants.

Di is planning concerts in China next year with the aim to build more ‘maternity waiting rooms’ in Zimbabwe.

Mikey Robins

Mikey made the transition to radio and television to become one of Australia’s best-loved, intelligent and in-demand entertainers on the strength of his clever observations, quick one-liners and brilliant, biting banter. He has performed at the Sydney and Melbourne Comedy Festivals and regularly donates his time to The CorriLee Foundation as MC.

Mikey spent seven years behind the microphone as the host of Triple J’s national breakfast show before becoming a team leader and audience favourite on Good News Week.

Last year Mikey went to Afghanistan to entertain the troops and he wrote a moving account of this experience for Men’s Style Magazine.

David Field

David is a distinguished Australian character actor who has appeared in numerous film and TV roles, including Chopper, Two Hands and Gettin’ Square.

His most notable roles are as Keithy in Chopper and as Acko in Two Hands.

In 2009, Field made his directorial debut with The Combination.

David strongly supports The CorriLee Foundation and its efforts to help children in tough situations.

Laura Robins

Laura is a keen photographer and is absolutely thrilled that her photography has been a benefit to The CorriLee Foundation, not only with the ‘Nana No Hats’ cookbook but the previous three exhibitions and another one on the horizon.

Anousha Zarkesh

Anousha is a Casting Director for film and television.

Anousha teaches Ethics to Primary School children as an alternative to religious education and regularly gives money to Greenpeace, Amnesty International, UNHCR etc.

She is a life-long friend of Tanya Lee and supporter of The CorriLee Foundation.

Rhoda Roberts

Rhoda is an Australian journalist, broadcaster, actor, producer, director, writer, arts advisor, and artistic director. 

Last year she was appointed Head of Indigenous Programming at the Sydney Opera House. 

Rhoda is also a founding director of the Dreaming Festival and co-founding member of Australia’s first national Aboriginal theatre company, the Aboriginal National Theatre Trust.

Catharine Lumby

Catharine Lumby is the author and co-author of six books and numerous journal articles and she is currently writing a literary biography of the author Frank Moorhouse.

Since 2004, Catharine has worked in a pro-bono role advising the National Rugby League on cultural change and education programs for players.

Before entering academia in 2000, she was a journalist and opinion writer and has worked for The Sydney Morning Herald, the ABC and The Bulletin magazine.

Carolyn Ferris

CorriLee Foundation Co Founder

Advisory Committee and Directors

Advisory Committee:

Kerry Blake

Sinead Davies

Anne MacPherson

Lenore Plummer

Sue Woodward

Directors:

Duncan Saville

Nataliya Tenser

Richard Tenser

Join Us

Want to get involved? Have some spare time to volunteer, an event you’d like to be part of, skills to share or products/spaces/offerings to contribute? We’d love to hear from you. Email us at info@corrileefoundation.org.

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