Global Ambassador and Co-Chair Board of Directors
Internationally renowned model, television presenter and mother, Sarah Murdoch has been the Global Ambassador of the Murdoch Children's Research Institute since 2000 and a member of the Board of Directors since 2014. Sarah has received numerous awards for her work in the not-for-profit sector including being awarded the Celebrity Advocacy Award by Research Australia.
For over 20 years, Sarah has remained actively involved with the Institute, garnering international support and funding so the institutes dedicated, and highly skilled research teams can improve the health and well-being for children.
In 2021, the institute welcomed Sarah as co-chair of the Board of Directors.
Sarah's advocacy is invaluable, helping to increase community awareness and support. Sarah continues to play a key role in connecting US and other international philanthropists with MCRI.
At the 2020 Annual Showcase, Sarah and Lachlan Murdoch announced a $5 million Fellowship which will continue to bring the brightest research minds to MCRI in transformative research fields such as stem cell technologies and genomics. As a perpetual endowment, the Fellowship will make a meaningful difference to future generations of researchers.
Together with husband Lachlan, Sarah has also hosted and participated in many of our special fundraising events. She especially enjoys visiting researchers at the Institute and meeting the children who benefit from our research discoveries.
“As a Mum of three healthy children, I’ve made several trips to the hospital with a sick or injured child. When your children are being treated, it’s easy to take for granted that the doctors and nurses will know what to do. Each day the team of world class scientists at Murdoch Children's are working hard to find cures for diseases that affect our children like cancer and diabetes along with conditions on the rise in our country such as allergies and obesity.”