About Us

Empowering people, enabling change

The Paul Ramsay Foundation support charitable causes in Australia across three broad pillars of Health, Education and Disadvantage.




Our Approach

We’re committed to identifying root causes, and finding scalable, strategic and innovative solutions to bring about systemic change. Our development will be evolutionary; we plan to celebrate our successes, embrace our failures and learn from both.


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Paul Ramsay was a successful businessman and a proud Australian. From humble beginnings as a land surveyor in Bowral, NSW, he became chairman of Australia’s largest private hospital company.

After a lifetime investing in well-meaning people, Paul’s benevolence will continue long after his death. He bequeathed the bulk of his estate to the enduring benefit of the Australian community through the Paul Ramsay Foundation.

The Foundation seeks to honour Paul’s legacy and embody the values he displayed throughout his life.

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Board of Directors

Paul selected three of his closest friends and business colleagues as the founding directors of the trustee: Michael Siddle, Peter Evans and Tony Clark. All three knew Paul for many years and are honoured to fulfil his legacy.

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We are committed to building a Foundation that is strategic in its thinking and partnering with our peers to grow the scale and depth of Philanthropy in Australia.

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