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Meet our Patrons


The work of the Hush Foundation would not be possible without the generosity of our Patrons. We acknowledge and thank them for their outstanding contribution to our organisation.

The Hon. Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria​
Hush Patron in Chief

On 1 July 2015, the Honourable Linda Dessau AC was sworn in as Victoria’s 29th Governor, the first female in the role.


The Governor was born in Melbourne in 1953, and was educated at St Catherine’s Girls’ School, matriculating in 1969, before attending the University of Melbourne, where she gained the degree of LLB (Hons). In 1975 she was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria.


For the Governor's full biography visit her website.

Barbara Yeoh AM

Hush Patron


Barbara AM BSc(Hons) FAICD has over 30 years experience as a director in both the public and private sectors across a wide range of industries.


Her current appointments include Chair, Monash Health, having previously served on the Eastern Health and Austin Health Boards, and she is also a Member of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency Management Committee.



After graduating from Melbourne University where she studied mathematics and statistics, Barbara initially worked for the Bureau of Statistics undertaking applied statistical research in the medical field before pursing a career in the finance sector.


Barbara is passionate about the transformational power of arts in health, contributing to a culture where staff experience the joy of coming to work and as a way of engaging and supporting clinical staff in safe patient centred care.

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