Patrons

Dr Roger Riordan AM

Late in his career, Roger developed the successful Vet antivirus computer software, and in 2002 Roger and his second wife the late Patricia Riordan set up the Cybec Foundation as a Charitable Fund. The Foundation has established a number of scholarships which have assisted hundreds of students to pursue their studies. The Foundation has also funded major charitable and environmental projects. In 2012, Roger was made a Fellow of Trinity College at the University of Melbourne. Family Life is grateful to Roger for his exceptional support of our Community Bubs program.

Mr Graeme Disney OAM 

Graeme is a former Mayor of Bayside and his contributions and service to our community have been recognised by many awards including the Attorney General’s Department Award for his voluntary work as a Justice of the Peace and in 2002, the Federation Medal.

In 2006, Graeme was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in recognition for his service to the community of Sandringham, contributing to a range of local government, yachting, church and local history organisations.

The Late Mr Justice (John) Fogarty AM

John was a Family Court Judge and Head of the Child Support Consultative Group from 1976-1998. During this period he delivered major Child Protection Reports and in 1991 was awarded an AM for his work with children. John has been a supporter and Patron of Family Life since 2000.

John passed away on 3 October 2013, aged 80 years.

Family Life was honoured and proud to have John Fogarty as our Patron.  After such an outstanding career in the law and working for the protection of children, John’s patronage of Family Life brought great endorsement of our mission and specialist advice for our work. John will be sadly missed by our community and agency. Our love and thoughts are with his family.