Melbourne born and bred, Brett McLeod graduated from RMIT University, landing his first job at Melbourne’s leading talk station 3AW as a cadet. He worked in London at LBC radio, before returning to 3AW and at the age of 27 became News Director. Later he was co-anchor of the Drive shift. He moved into television in the late ‘90’s, first with the Ten Network, before joining the Nine Network. On supporting Australian Prostate Cancer Research, Brett says “Like most men, I knew virtually nothing about prostate cancer until it touched my family. First my brother was diagnosed, and shortly afterwards so was I. I learned that is an illness which is very treatable, and reasonably simple to monitor. I am fortunate to have a great level of support from my family and medical professionals. Not everyone is so lucky. I want to do my part to ensure every man has access to proper diagnosis and care. No man need ever die from prostate cancer. “
Tiffany is Australia's sports First Lady - as an Australian sports broadcaster, she is best know as the AFL’s first female boundary rider on Fox Footy. She co-hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics and presented the 2010 Commonwealth Games, as well as the 2012 Olympics in London. She now hosts and produces her own sports radio programme, The Hen House on Melbourne’s SEN 1116 and is a member of 3AW's football commentary team. Tiffany is also a qualified Physiotherapist and accomplished national hurdler. Next to her professional achievements Tiffany has dedicated herself to numerous charitable causes and joined Australian Prostate Cancer Research in 2015 to lend her voice to the promotion of our work as Ambassador.
Best known for presenting Nights with Steve Price on 2GB and regular appearances on The Project, Steve Price is a popular household name across thousands of homes in Australia. With a career that has spanned almost 40 years, Steve has covered all the major news stories since the seventies and been a multi-award winning national Program Director of the year, as well as Australia's current affairs Commentator & Talk Presenter of the year on numerous occasions. Steve lives between Melbourne and Sydney with his wife, Wendy, and two young daughters, Lucy and Kate. He joined Australian Prostate Cancer Research as an Ambassador in 2014 and has been lending his support to many of our projects, most recently our 2015 Tax Appeal.
Fred Schepisi began his career in advertising before is foray into feature films. His body of work includes The Devil’s Playground and The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith to international features including Plenty, The Russia House, Roxanne, Six Degrees of Separation, Last Orders, and most recently, Words and Pictures. In 2004, Fred was awarded the Order of Australia. Fred was diagnosed with prostate cancer ten years ago, and under the care of surgeon Professor Tony Costello underwent keyhole surgery that saved his life. It is from his personal experience that Fred understands the importance of medical research and the advancements that can be made in the treatment and care of the many men this disease affects. Together with his wife Mary, they generously support the work of the Australian Prostate Cancer Research Group are pleased to join APCR in 2016 as Ambassadors.
Mary Schepisi, New York and Melbourne based Artist. Born and raised in New York City. Mary attended the Art Student’s League of New York from the age of ten. Mary went on to graduate from Boston University School of Fine Art. She subsequently worked as a booker for the Ford Model Agency and The Wilhelmina Model Agency. In 1984, Mary married Fred Schepisi (film director, producer and writer) taking on six step-children to whom she is very close. They have one child together and share two grandchildren. Mary paints and exhibits both in Melbourne and New York. Together with Fred, Mary has long supported the work of Professor Tony Costello and his Melbourne based team. Working with APCR, Mary has coordinated two Charity Art Auctions (2014 & 2015) of works donated by leading Australian Artists to raise funds for the Prostate Cancer Centre. The Auctions on both occasions met with overwhelming results. Mary is looking forward to supporting APCR in her role as Ambassador, and coordinating the next planned Charity Art Auction for February 2017.
Ross Stevenson came into broadcasting literally by accident. As a practicing lawyer he teamed up with a fellow lawyer and for a bit of fun produced a show called Lawyers Guns and Money for a community radio station. The show was a big hit and quickly built a huge following at 3RRR. Ross has spent the past 26 years at 3AW, where he currently hosting Breakfast with Ross and John which is Melbourne’s top rating radio program. Ross hosted his first inaugural ‘Love Letter to Football’ Lunch in April this year. The event was a huge success in raising awareness of Prostate Cancer and funds for the Prostate Cancer Centre.