Chair Announced For Red Cross Victoria Flood Appeal

Chair Announced For Red Cross Victoria Flood Appeal

Victoria Premier Ted Baillieu

Premier Announces Chair Of The Red Cross Victorian Floods Appeal

Victor P Taffa

The Coalition Government today announced that Mr. Ron Walker AC CBE will Chair the Red Cross Victorian Floods Appeal.

Premier Ted Baillieu said the whole community will need to rally together to support the communities that have been devastated by the floods and Mr Walker was a great Victorian with an accomplished record in leading major fundraising appeals.

“These are the worst floods ever to hit Northern and North-Western Victoria, they have caused widespread devastation to local communities and massive long term assistance will be required to help these communities recover and rebound.”

“I am grateful to Ron Walker for agreeing to lead our community fundraising efforts and again I encourage Victorians to make any contribution they can by contacting the Red Cross Victorian Floods Appeal on 1800 811 700 or www.redcross.org.au.” Premier Baillieu said.

Mr. Walker is currently the Chairman of Australian Grand Prix Corporation. He was Chairman of Fairfax Media Limited from 2004 to 2009 and a former Lord Mayor of Melbourne (for two terms, 1974-78).

Mr. Walker has served Australia in many honorary and charitable capacities including:

  • Chairman – Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games Corporation (1999-2006);
  • Chairman – Victorian Major Events Company (10 years);
  • Member – Sydney 2000 Olympic Games Bid Committee;
  • Chairman – Cancer Institute;
  • Chairman – Heart Foundation Appeal;
  • Chairman – Save the Children Fund;
  • Chairman – Australian Ballet Foundation.

In 1977 Mr. Walker was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for service to the community.

He became an Officer of the Order for Australia (AO) for service to the community in 1987, and was made a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) in 2003 for services to business, arts, tourism and the community.

Victoria Premier Ted Baillieu

Victoria Premier Ted Baillieu