Roslyn Packer

Roslyn Redman Packer AC (born née Weedon, in c.1938[1]) is an Australian philanthropist and widow of media mogul Kerry Packer AC.

Roslyn Packer

Born
Roslyn Redman Weedon

c.1938 (aged 80–81 years)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
NationalityAustralian
Known forPhilanthropy
Spouse(s)Kerry Packer AC
Children2 (James and Gretel Packer)
RelativesPacker family

Philanthropy

In 2007 Packer was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for service to the community as a major supporter of and fundraiser for a broad range of arts, cultural, medical research and health care organisations.[2]

In 2016 Packer was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia for eminent service to the community as a leading benefactor and patron, particularly to health care, medical research and social welfare groups, and to the visual and performing arts through philanthropic contributions.[3] Packer's community involvement and philanthropy is extensive and spans many notable organisations including the St Vincent's Private Hospital, the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, the National Gallery of Australia, the Australian Ballet, Opera Australia, the Sydney Festival, the Sydney Theatre Company, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Venice Biennale, the Sir Roden and Lady Cutler Foundation, Crown Resorts Foundation, the Packer Family Foundation, and the Hunter Valley Community Foundation.[3]

In the financial year 2012/13, Packer was reportedly Australia's largest single direct political donor. She gave $580,000 to the Liberal Party of Australia.[4]

References

  1. Manly, Lucy (2 March 2019). "Private Sydney: Relaxed Ros Packer putting family first". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 25 September 2019.
  2. "Search: Roslyn Packer: Officer in the General Division in the Order of Australia". It's an Honour. Australian Government. 26 January 2007. Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  3. "Companion in the General Division in the Order of Australia" (PDF). The Queen’s Birthday 2016 Honours List. Governor-General of Australia. 13 June 2016. p. 9. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 June 2016. Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  4. "Australian political donations: Who gave how much?". ABC News. Australia. Retrieved 1 April 2016.


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