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We are proud and honoured to have the support of these remarkable people as Ambassadors for OFI Australia. We are so grateful for their love for orangutans and our work.

Professor Charlie Teo

Prof. Charlie Teo - AmbassadorsProfessor Teo is best known in Australia as a fearless neurosurgeon, who pioneered the use of endoscopic techniques in brain surgery, minimizing recovery time for patients. (Read more)

Dr Larry Vogelnest

Dr Larry VogelnestWe couldn’t be more grateful to Taronga Zoo’s senior veterinarian Dr Larry Vogelnest, who volunteered his time in 2019 to come to Borneo, as part of an extraordinary team of Australian vets, to perform a world first surgery on little sun bear Hitam. (Read more)

Dr Chantal Whitten

Ambassadors - Dr ChantelWe are very happy to welcome Dr Chantal Whitten as an Ambassador to OFI Australia. In December 2023, Dr Chantal Whitten, together with Dr Larry Vogelnest, volunteered her time to spend a week in Borneo at OFI’s Care Centre & Quarantine facility with the OFI veterinary team training them in dental care and the diagnosis and management of dental disease.  (Read more)

Kim Watkins

With more than 25 years experience in television and radio,  it was during her four years on morning television, that Kim was drawn to the plight of the orangutans, when she was asked to shoot a documentary about them with producer and friend, Stephen Van Mil. (Read more)

Joanna & Richard Collins

Joanna & Richard CollinsJoanna and Richard Collins live in Adelaide, South Australia. They are both successful business people, big-hearted philanthropists and proud Ambassadors of OFI Australia. (Read more)

Mick Fogg

As an award-winning wildlife photographer and adventurer, Mick Fogg has spent the past 17 years leading expeditions and photographing some of the world’s most remote and spectacular destinations from Antarctica to South East Asia. (Read more)