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Harold Mitchell


Harold Mitchell AC, is the founder of Mitchell & Partners and Executive Chairman of Aegis Media Pacific. Since he started Mitchell & Partners in 1976, the company has evolved to become the largest media and communications group in Australia today, with a growing presence in New Zealand and across the Asia-Pacific region.

In December 2000, he launched the Harold Mitchell Foundation which distributes funds between health and the arts. He has been Chairman of the National Gallery Australia, President of the Melbourne International Festival of Arts, Director of Deakin Foundation, President of the Museums Board of Victorian and a Board Member of the Opera Australia Council.

Mr Mitchell holds a large number of community roles including Chairman CARE Australia; Chairman of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Chairman of ThoroughVision; Chairman and Owner of the Melbourne Rebels Rugby Union team; Chairman of TVS, University of Western Sydney’s television service for Greater Sydney; Chairman of Art Exhibitions Australia Vice President of Tennis Australia; and Non-Executive Director, Crown Limited.

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