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A Business Lunch with Harold Mitchell AC, Executive Chairman, Aegis Media Pacific


Philanthropy in Australia and the ways in which the business community supports growth in this area


Harold Mitchell is the founder of Mitchell & Partners and Executive Chairman of Aegis Media Pacific. Since he started Mitchell & Partners in 1976, the company has evolved to become the largest media and communications group in Australia today, with a growing presence in New Zealand and across the Asia-Pacific region.

In December 2000, he launched the Harold Mitchell Foundation which distributes funds between health and the arts. He has been Chairman of the National Gallery Australia, President of the Melbourne International Festival of Arts, President of the Museums Board of Victorian and a Board Member of the Opera Australia Council.

Mr Mitchell holds a large number of community roles including Chairman CARE Australia; Chairman of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Chairman of ThoroughVision; Chairman and Owner of the Melbourne Rebels Rugby Union team; Chairman of TVS, University of Western Sydney’s television service for Greater Sydney; Chairman of Art Exhibitions Australia; Vice President of Tennis Australia; and Director of Deakin Foundation.

Mr Mitchell was appointed Companion of the Order of Australia in 2010 for eminent service to the community through leadership and philanthropic endeavours in the fields of art, health and education and as a supporter of humanitarian aid in Timor-Leste and Indigenous communities.

Photography By Gainsborough

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