Vale Harold Mitchell AC

Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) is deeply saddened to learn of Harold Mitchell AC’s passing on February 10, 2024.

Harold was a great friend and loyal supporter of MCRI. His remarkable philanthropic contributions to our researchers have helped improve the lives of all children, both in Australia and internationally.

Through several Harold Mitchell Foundation Travel Fellowships, he helped nurture the careers of 30 MCRI early-career researchers from various fields, allowing them to travel overseas to present at pre-eminent conferences and meet with leading experts in their research areas.

His significant donations to MCRI will help progress our research for the years to come.

Harold's contributions to Australian public life through his philanthropic involvement and business interests will be sadly missed by all.

Harold’s legacy is defined by his successful career as a businessman, media buyer and advertiser, his philanthropic endeavours and commitment to child health research.

He will be dearly missed by his family and friends and the communities he touched.