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The Australian Philanthropic community farewelled a much loved member last month.

Born in Casula, in the south west of Sydney, Bob was a leading Australian businessman, and along with his brother Jack, was best known for building the Ingham's company into the largest producer of chickens and turkeys in Australia.  He also co-founded Bloodstock - a leading horse racing and breeding company.

His family said: "His hard work, commitment and philosophy of 'doing the right things and doing things right' underpinned everything he did."

This philosophy was foundational to his philanthropy:

“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.”

Bob's philanthropic vision for an independent specialist centre for health and medical research in Liverpool was realised in 2012, when the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research was opened.

Equity Trustees supports the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research through our investment services.  It is our honour to support the leadership team at the Ingham Institute and the continued sustainability of the Institute to ensure that Bob and Jack’s vision and legacy continues forever.


The Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research conducts world-class medical research. Their medical research programs have a translational focus, with results from their medical research transformed into direct health benefits. The Institute’s research is applied in the form of new medical treatments and therapies in hospitals and health programs for the community.  

With more than 360 researchers exploring new medical approaches across a variety of areas, the Ingham Institute also provides over 500 clinical trials to more than 2500 patients.

Operating as a unique partnership between the South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD), the University of New South Wales and Western Sydney University, allows their world-class insights to be directly applied to health care services and system and to teach and train the next generation of health care professionals.

Our respectful condolences

Bob Ingham AO is survived by children Lyn, Debbie, Robby, and John, as well as 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  Equity Trustees extends our condolences to the Ingham family and the team at Ingham Institute of Applied Medical Research.