Our Former Patron

Since we began awarding scholarships in 2004, Western Chances has received enormous support from the community. We are grateful to our long term Patron Frank Vincent AO QC for lending his reputation and profile to help promote our work in supporting talented and motivated young people. We are proud to have Frank as our Patron.

The Hon. Frank Vincent AO QC

Frank Vincent served 16 years as a Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria followed by a further eight years as a Judge of Appeal.

He was Chair of the Victorian Adult Parole Board, a position he occupied for 17 years. He has served as a consultant to the Australian Law Reform Commission and chairman of the Victorian Criminal Bar Association. Since his retirement he has been appointed by two successive Attorneys-General to conduct two enquiries into matters of public importance. From 2001-2009, he was the second Chancellor of Victoria University.

Frank was appointed to the Victorian Law Reform Commission in July 2012.

Frank resigned as Patron in 2019 and we are in the midst of appointing a new patron for Western Chances. Thanks Frank for your years of service.

The Hon. Frank Vincent

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