Blue Ribbon Foundation Ambassadors are leading people in our community who lend their voice and support to police remembrance in Victoria.
Policing is a challenging and often dangerous occupation so it’s important that our police members and those who work in non-operational support roles know that their service is appreciated by a grateful community.
Ambassadors are engaged to connect other Victorians, especially those in their networks, through social media, websites and other forums. They may also be active participants during National Police Remembrance Day and Blue Ribbon Day by attending and speaking at memorial service, school assemblies and civic functions.
Josh is a well established Australian musical theatre performer and classical crossover artist who has worked prolifically since he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Music Theatre) in 2006.
Josh kicked off his career performing with the International pop opera group The Ten Tenors and he then made his mark as Tony in the 2010 Australian production of West Side Story. His other musical theatre credits include Bustopher Jones/Gus/Growltiger in the 2016 season of Cats, a role that won him the Green Room Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical; Corny Collins in the UK tour of Hairspray and most recently Gerry Goffin in the Australian tour of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.
In 2018 his debut self titled album went to number 1 on both the Aria and ITunes Charts (Classical Crossover) in Australia.
Josh is currently playing the lead in the London production of The Phantom of the Opera.
Hayleigh is a talented cricketer who has played in the WBBL and WNCL, as well as playing cricket for Middlesex and Shooting Stars in a tour of Sri Lanka.
Hayleigh is a passionate person and is now playing and coaching on the side. She is diehard Bombers fan in the AFL and a Rabbitohs fan in the NRL. Hayleigh started playing cricket at age 5 and has since won multiple awards in Mens and Womens cricket competitions across Victoria. Play Premier 1st for Melbourne CC as an opening bowler and mid/low order batter.
Hayleigh has friends serving in Victoria Police and wants to do her part in helping the Foundation and hopefully after cricket join Victoria Police herself.
Thomas Currie is a performer and producer. Most recently, he performed in and produced ‘The Curtain Rises’, a cabaret which raised money to implement anti-bullying programs in primary and secondary schools Australia-wide. The show received outstanding audience reactions after two entirely sold out seasons
Thomas Currie developed a love of the performing arts at a young age and later learning the piano, bassoon and singing. At age 16, Thomas started his own business, Capital Magic and Theatre Supplies (CMTS) to supply theatrical products to the entertainment industry. During his final year of secondary school at Ivanhoe Grammar, Thomas successfully auditioned for Australia’s most prestigious creative arts school, The Queensland Conservatorium, completing study in 2020.
Thomas has family connections with Victoria Police.
“The Blue Knights is an International Motorcycle Club for past and present Law Enforcement Officers who share a common interest in recreational motorcycle rides. Blue Knights started back in 1974 in the USA, however by 1978 the Blue Knights formed its first Australian Chapter known as Blue Knight Australia. Internationally there are over 636 chapters with in excess of 20,550 members of either active or retired Law Enforcement Officers.
In 2019 the new Victorian/Tasmanian Chapter was created and chartered as the 7th Chapter in Australia, known as Blue Knights Australia VII or BKAUSVII for short. Being a member of the Blue Knights allows members to feel comfortable in sharing a recreational interest with people who have shared working experiences in Law Enforcement which sometimes can be challenging and difficult. Members welfare is a priority and as a club regular day rides are organised, as well as overnight and interstate events that support the Blue Ribbon Foundation and fellow Police Officers who have lost their lives serving the community they love.”
We are pleased to welcome Charlotte Black as an ambassador.
Charlotte is a singer/songwriter and together with her partner Josh Piterman she is supporting the work of our Foundation.
To become a Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation Ambassador, please contact Jenny Davis, Community Engagement Manager on (03) 9555 8000 .