Glenn Mitchell advocates exercising for lung health.
Glenn Mitchell is one of Australia’s most experienced and versatile sports broadcasters well known for his career with ABC Sport.
As one of ABC Sport’s senior cricket commentators, Glenn broadcast over 160 Tests and one-day internationals, covering 11 overseas tours to England, India, South Africa, Sri Lanka, New Zealand and the United Arab Emirates.
Away from broadcasting, Glenn has held positions on various boards. He is currently on the induction committee of the Western Australian Hall of Champions and is a board member of the Wally Foreman Foundation.
Glenn is married to ABC sports presenter, and fellow Institute for Respiratory Health Ambassador, Karen Tighe.
Karen regularly offers her time at community events.
Karen is a well known TV and radio sports broadcaster and presenter of the weekend national sports program ‘Summer Grandstand’ on ABC Radio. She co-hosted ABC Radio’s coverage of the Sydney, Athens and Beijing Olympics, Kuala Lumpur and Manchester Commonwealth Games and has hosted five Paralympic Games with ABC TV, Lillehammer, Barcelona, Atlanta, Sydney and Beijing.
She was part of the Friday night programme ‘Live and Sweaty’ on ABC TV in the early 1990s and for six years presented sport on ABC TV’s weeknight news in Perth after moving west back in 2001.
Karen lives with mild asthma and is a regular supporter of the work of the Institute for Respiratory Health.
The Hon Wayne Martin became our first patron in 2010.
The Hon Wayne Martin was appointed to the Supreme Court of Western Australia on 1 May 2006. He is a Judge of the Court, a Judge of the Court of Appeal and the Chief Justice of Western Australia.
Chief Justice Martin donates his time and resources to support the work we do here at the Institute for Respiratory Health. He can identify with respiratory illness more than most – in the early 1980s as a result of pneumonia, Chief Justice Martin had most of his right lung removed.
He has never forgotten how most of the patients in his hospital ward were smokers, receiving lung cancer treatment. This unforgettable experience sparked a long standing interest in preventing respiratory disease.