With close ties to Bundaberg, Mal Meninga is a proud patron for his South Sea Islander community.

Mal is an Australian rugby league legend and former coach of the Queensland State of Origin team.

Mal has been honoured as a Member of the Order of Australia, 1994 Australian High Achiever of The Year, and has been inducted into the Rugby League Hall of Fame as well as the Australian Sports Hall of Fame.

Since retiring from playing rugby league, Mal has transitioned into business where he has enjoyed successful ventures in Australia and the Pacific region. He has also facilitated a range of forums on leadership, health and wellbeing.

His well-respected public profile has allowed Mal to attract a critical mass on targeted issues.