Australia Day Ambassador

Phil Huzzard

BUSINESSMAN, philanthropist and father of three Phil Huzzard is this year’s Australia Day Ambassador for New Norfolk. His firm, Accelerator, works with leading Australian and international clients including Hertz, Caterpillar, BHP and Victoria Police. He and his firm have contributed significantly to a number of community service organisations including Volunteering Australia, the Women in Motor Sport Association and the Red Cross.

Phil began his working life as a radio broadcaster in 1977, a career that culminated in 1987 after six years as a leading music presenter and host of a national album show called “Cover to Cover”. Married to Irene, Phil is a father of three, a qualified pilot and lover of sailing, diving, cooking, music and art. He has been an Australia Day Ambassador since 2003.

The Australia Day Ambassador program, sponsored by Woolworths Supermarkets, provides a unique opportunity to meet inspirational Australian achievers. On Australia Day, Woolworths sends ambassadors to communities across the country to spread the message of national pride at various celebrations. Ambassadors participate in local activities, assist with the presentation of local awards and deliver a short speech on what being Australian means to them.

Ambassadors are recruited from diverse fields such as the arts, sport, science, business, government and entertainment. They can be of any age, but they all share the common traits of achievement through hard work, talent, and a strong sense of patriotism. All act in an honorary capacity, giving freely of their time to help celebrate our national day.

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