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“My vision was to see the creation of a multi-purpose medical research facility at Liverpool. A place that draws together our best researchers, medical professionals and thought leaders. A place where people with foresight, insight and innovation could join forces to forge new inroads to potential cures and treatments that would resonate and benefit not only local communities here in south west Sydney, where we have such a diverse population, but Australia and the world.”


In 1996, Jack and Bob Ingham AO, pledged their support to build and invest in a medical research institute in their home town of Liverpool, NSW Australia. Today, the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research is home to over 350 researchers who are at the forefront of the most advanced medical breakthroughs and clinical discoveries, all committed to saving and improving lives.


The Ingham Family has requested that in lieu of flowers, please make a tax-deductible donation in Bob’s memory, to continue his vision and legacy for our future generations.

23 September 2020


Australian Business Icon, Philanthropist Bob Ingham AO Dies at 88


“It is with a heavy heart that we announce our beloved father, Bob Ingham, passed away yesterday at home, aged 88 surrounded by his family.


He was a pioneer and visionary of his day whose work and legacy will live on for many years. His hard work, commitment and philosophy of ‘Doing the right things and doing things right’ underpinned everything he did. He made us very proud. We will miss him greatly.


Bob, along with his brother Jack, made a significant contribution over the past 60 plus years not just to the needs of Liverpool’s local population but also the greater south west Sydney community and ultimately, through one of Australia’s home-grown business success of Inghams Enterprises, the wider Australian population.


Coupled with his business success Bob always had a passion for horse racing. Along with Jack they turned this passion into the largest thoroughbred racing and breeding operation in Australia at the time.


Bob’s philanthropy was also well known and respected and his vision for an independent specialist centre for health and medical research facility in Liverpool was realised in 2012, when the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research was opened.


Bob was much loved husband of Norma (deceased) and devoted father to Lyn, Debbie, Robby, and John, and father-in-law to their spouses. Bob was blessed with 10 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, extended family and many friends.”

– The Ingham Family.

The Ingham Family (L-R): Debbie, Norma, John, Robby, Bob Ingham AO and Lynette.

Bob (left) and brother Jack receiving the Order of Australia (January 2003) from the Former Governor of NSW Dame Marie Bashir, AD, CVO, for services to the poultry industry, and as pioneers in research, development and establishment of the world’s best practice standards in the thoroughbred horse racing industry.

The opening of the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research (October 2012) (L-R): Amanda Larkin – CE, South Western Sydney Local Health District, Lynette Ingham, John Ingham, Debbie Kepitis, Robby Ingham, Terry Goldacre – Chairman, Ingham Institute, John Hexton – Director, Ingham Institute and Dr Teresa Anderson – CE, Sydney Local Health District.

Tributes to Bob Ingham AO