ANZ is the Founding Sponsor and supports the Foundation both financially and by seconding skilled staff to help support the Foundation's operations. is committed to changing attitudes towards people with disability, and has demonstrated that commitment by seconding staff since 2015 to help support the Foundation's operations.
At ANZ we have a proud history of helping our customers, people, and the communities in which we operate to progress. As a bank, major employer, and Australia’s largest investor in many countries, we approach our role in society with a heightened sense of duty and care.
Disability is relevant to all of us, professionally and personally. It’s relevant to our customers, our employees, our colleagues and the communities we serve. And it’s relevant to our families, our friends and the communities we live in. Focussing on accessibility and inclusion is the right thing to do and it makes good business sense.
In 2014, we partnered with the Attitude Foundation, reflecting a shared desire to change community attitudes and behaviour and to empower people with disability to participate in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.
Gilbert and Tobin
Darren Fittler from Gilbert + Tobin provided the legal expertise to get the Foundation formally established, and continues to provide specialist advice and assistance on charitable, fundraising and governance issues.
Professional services firm PwC supported the establishment of the Foundation, including the secondment of a skilled staff member.
The Copy Collective
Copywriting agency The Copy Collective through principals Dominique Antarakis and Maureen Shelley established the Foundation's website, social media approach and provide ongoing support with the communication strategy.
Graeme Innes AM
As well as creating and chairing the Foundation, Graeme Innes has been a generous financial contributor, supporter and advocate for the Foundation's mission and development of the TV series.
You can read Graeme’s blog or follow him on Twitter (@Graemeinnes).
Our pro-bono auditor is BDJ Partners
Chairman of the Dominelli Motor Group
Marshall Family Foundation
COO of The Copy Collective
Tress Cox Lawyers
Clare Mirabello and Emma Talbot of Tress Cox Lawyers' Media and Entertainment Team is advising the Foundation on production, distribution and intellectual property issues around the planned television series.
Past founding directors
Sue was instrumental in setting up the partnership with Foundation Sponsor ANZ, as well as championing and implementing disability inclusion within the bank.