We have strong willed and focused ambassadors and advocates who believe in the Foundation’s vision.
Cale Hooker Essendon Football Club
Cale Hooker is a professional football player for Essendon Football Club. As one of their most experienced players, his football career has seen him go from strength to strength. Along with his on-field success, Cale is a dedicated BULLY ZERO™ ambassador and regularly attends school presentations to connect with students and raise awareness around bullying.
James Liotta Performer
James Liotta was born in Melbourne and is an Australian-Italian award-winning actor as well as a performer, comedian, presenter and MC.
“I’m honoured to be part of an essential organisation that educates around Australia on the effects bullying can have on individuals, some with tragic circumstances. The BULLY ZERO™ Foundation work hard at getting the message out to a huge number of organisations and businesses. Together, through education on this matter, we hope to achieve our desired result.”
Sandra Mayer Frankston City Council Councillor
Cr Sandra Mayer has served nine years as a councillor at Frankston city council, with two years as mayor. She volunteers her time presenting to schools as a BULLY ZERO™ ambassador and in domestic violence prevention with a local community organisation. She is also a singer-songwriter known as Shania.
Gary Lee NEW AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR 2016
Gary is passionate about people and as a result has devoted most of his professional life in empowering communities. With an understanding that bullying can be just as detrimental at work as in schools, Gary is dedicated to championing change and promoting the message that bullying in all forms is unacceptable.
Preeti Daga Communications Specialist
With over 13 years of experience in marketing and communications, strategy, stakeholder engagement, public relations and branding, Preeti Daga is a seasoned communications specialist. A young community leader, Preeti is also the Vice President of Australia India Business Council Victoria and is deeply passionate about furthering India and Australia relations.
Gary Workman EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF APPRENTICESHIP EMPLOYMENT NETWORK
Gary Workman is the Executive Director of the Apprenticeship Employment Network, which represents not-for-profit group training organisations. He has over 20 years’ experience in the vocational education and training sector. Gary has worked on numerous government and industry projects and committees including the areas of workforce development, OH&S and the environment. Gary has been a BULLY ZERO™ ambassador since 2013 and supports the awareness of workplace bullying and mental health issues every day.
Carl Marsich Past Mayor
“Being a past Councillor and Mayor over 15 years I have witnessed the importance of community engagement in social issues including bullying. Having a teenage son also gives me the desire to fully support the extremely important work that the BULLY ZERO™ Australia Foundation does across Australian schools.”
Esma Voloder BULLY ZERO™ AMBASSADOR
Esma Voloder was crowned Miss World Australia 2017. She is currently completing her honors in psychology and engages in various national and international projects in psychology, charity, tourism and commercial fashion and beauty.
Lauren Krause BULLY ZERO™ AMBASSADOR
Lauren Krause is currently studying to be a primary school teacher. She volunteers her time for the foundation through talking at different schools throughout Queensland and appearing at different events. The work that Lauren is doing is extremely close to her heart as she has personal experience because of years of bullying in her schooling. Lauren is preparing herself for the biggest fight of her life, that is to try and stop a child from going through bullying again.
Rhonda Burchmore Entertainer
Rhonda Burchmore is Australia’s leading lady. With 30 years in the entertainment industry as a singer, performer and all-round talent, Rhonda has won the hearts of all Australians. Due to her talents, Rhonda has been labelled as having a voice as “big, bold and colourful as Uluru” and it’s a voice she uses as an ambassador for BULLY ZERO™.
Libby Petrella RADIO AND TV PRESENTER
Libby Petrella is a well-respected Radio/TV Presenter appearing on C31 and Foxtel Television Networks. Furthermore, successfully producing segments for 3MP commercial radio. Libby hosts her own show on 98.9 NWFM local radio. As a BZAF Ambassador her passion for the anti-bullying cause is certainly a topic close to her heart.
George Calombaris Celebrity Chef
George Calombaris is one of Australia’s top chefs, and also one of the country’s most recognisable due to his role as judge on popular television series MasterChef Australia. His hospitality group, MAdE Establishment, has created some of Australia’s favourite restaurants, with The Press Club, Jimmy Grants and Gazi a just a few of the venues the group runs.