HMRI currently has one patron, whose support and advocacy for health and medical research has been an important part of HMRI’s success.
Rear Admiral (Retired) Peter Sinclair AC
Rear Admiral Sinclair was born in Sydney and educated at North Sydney Boys High School and the Royal Australian Naval College. His service in the Royal Australian Navy 1948-1989 included command of HMAS Duchess, HMAS Hobart, HMAS Penguin, Maritime Commander Australia and Commandant Australian Defence Force Academy. He was coordinator Flood Relief Operation Bogan Shire 1990 and Governor of NSW 1990-1996.
Holding an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Sydney and Southern Cross University and life membership of the RSL, he is Patron of the Hunter Medical Research Institute and Australian Surf Live Saving Foundation. He operates ‘Flagship’ Poll Hereford Stud near Tea Gardens in NSW.