Meet our patron

Emeritus Professor Les White AM DSc DUniv 

Emeritus Professor Les White AM was appointed Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation's inaugural Patron in 2016.

Formerly Executive Director of Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick for 15 years (1995-2010), Professor White was the inaugural NSW Chief Paediatrician in 2010, a position he held until 2016. From 1995 to 2016 Professor White was also a member of the Foundation’s Board.

In 2007, Professor White received an Order of Australia award for service to medicine, medical administration and the community in the field of paediatrics. 

“It's been an honour to serve on the Foundation’s Board for over 20 years and it will be an exceptional honour to serve as Patron. Through the Foundation we will work to innovate, to build, to grow and to engage the community around the issues of paediatric healthcare, so that together we can always put children first. As Patron, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to contribute to our children's future.” - Emeritus Professor Les White AM

"As a clinician, academic and researcher, Professor White was the obvious choice to help us give every child access to the best possible care and to advocate for paediatric healthcare."

- Duncan Makeig, Chairman of Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation

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Sydney Children's Hospitals Foundation raises funds for Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick , The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Bear Cottage, the Newborn and Paediatric Emergency Transport Service (NETS NSW) and Kids Research