Sincere thanks to our many sponsors and supporters for making this work a reality.


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Professor David De Kretser

Our Patron - Professor David de Kretser


Bridging Lanka is pleased to have David de Kretser as its Patron and supporter.

Professor David de Kretser is an Australian medical researcher and Governor of Victoria from 2006 to 2011.

In 2001, he was named as Victoria’s Father of the Year. On 12 June 2006, in the Queen’s Birthday Honour’s list he was awarded Australia’s (then) highest civilian honour, Companion of the Order of Australia (AC). David de Kretser is also a knight of the British Venerable Order of Saint John.

David was born in Sri Lanka in 1939 and came to Australia with his family in 1948.