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Australia Day Ambassadors 2018

Warrumbungle Shire Council is pleased to announce the following Australia Day Ambassadors who will be welcomed to our Shire to help celebrate Australia Day 2018.

Dr Rob Gordon

Rob Gordon PhD, is a clinical psychologist who has worked in disasters and other emergencies since the 1983 Ash Wednesday bushfires.  He has been a consultant to the Victorian Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) for emergency recovery since 1989 and Red Cross Emergency Services for over 10 years. 


Rob has worked or consulted on some 40 natural and human caused disasters and emergencies in Victoria, other Australian States and New Zealand.  He has also consulted to various high stress community emergencies such as animal disease outbreaks, soil contamination, financial crisis and agricultural industry crises. 


Rob was Clinical Director of the staff Critical Incident Stress Services for DHHS for 18 years and has extensive experience in staff support and debriefing after emergencies and traumatic incidents. 


He conducts a private practice in Box Hill, Victoria where he treats adults and children affected by trauma and disaster as part of a general psychotherapy practice.  A particular interest is how disaster and trauma affect the sense of identity in those involved and how the effects of this can be worked with in a creative way.


Warrumbungle Shire is pleased to welcome Rob to Australia Day celebrations in Mendooran, Dunedoo and Coolah.   


Dr Rob Gordon

Jo Carter

Jo Carter began ice skating at age (four) 4 and has had a long and successful career, both on and off the ice, since.


Jo had the honour of representing Australia at two (2) Winter Olympic Games as well as numerous World Championships and international competitions.


After turning professional in 2007, Jo joined the prestigious Holiday On Ice production company in a principal role and enjoyed a five (5) year career, performing across Europe and in South America in a number of their productions. Jo says that this performance side of figure skating has been her passion as well as her career.


As well as her sporting achievements, Jo also gained a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) from the University of Sydney in 2003 and is a Registered Physiotherapist with the Australian Physiotherapy Board.


To see Jo in action check out the links below:


Warrumbungle Shire is pleased to welcome Jo to Australia Day celebrations in Binnaway, Baradine and Coonabarabran.   


Jo Carter

Last Updated: 21 Dec 2017