Australian Made Campaign Chairman Glenn Cooper AM has appointed Robert Gerard AO as the first ever patron of the Australian Made Campaign.
The appointment was announced last week at a dinner attended by the Australian Made Campaign’s Board of Directors, senior business leaders from around the country and the man who re-launched the Australian Made Campaign in 1999, former Prime Minister, the Honourable John Howard OM AC.
Mr Gerard is the Executive Chairman of Gerard Corporation, the Chairman of the Hall of Fame Governors for the SA Sports Hall of Fame, a Director of the Order of Australia Association Foundation, a Patron of the Duke of Edinburgh Award in SA and World Fellow, and was once named 2004 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
He is well known in the business community, both in Australia and all over the world, as a renowned contributor and has had a great impact on the educational and sporting communities in Australia as well.
However, what is most notable about Mr Gerard is the fact that he played a crucial role in the establishment of Australian Made Campaign Ltd during his time as President of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the 1990’s.
According to the news release by Australian Made, he served as a Director of the Australian Made Campaign for 15 years, from 2001-2015, and was Chairman from 2001-2009.