Hugh Rogers AM

Hugh Thomson Rogers AM was instrumental in founding the Melbourne Boston Sister Cities Association in 1985 and continued to remain a driving force throughout his life.

Hugh recognised early on the importance of promoting educational exchange between Melbourne and Boston, particularly in the strengths of medical research and the arts. The Association has created a series of permanently funded reciprocal scholarships known as the Hugh Rogers Fellowships, to honour and continue Hugh’s outstanding contribution to the life of both cities.

Hugh Rogers AM (21 February 1917 – 14 October 2013) was born in Bendigo and raised in Elmore, Victoria. Hugh married Ilma Rogers (nee Steel) in 1941 and together they raised four sons.

Hugh has 12 grandchildren and 11 great grand children. Hugh attended Elmore Primary School and Bendigo High School and held degrees from the University of Melbourne and Harvard University.


  • Director, APM Ltd, Amcor Ltd
  • Board Member, APM Ltd and Amcor Ltd
  • Chairman Brown & Dureau Ltd
  • Board Member National Shipping Line


  • Chairman, C.A.E
  • Chairman, Burwood College Council
  • Chairman, Nunawading High School Council
  • Member, Victorian Post Secondary Education Commission
  • Dept. Chairman, TAFE Board
  • Chairman, SSCAV
  • Established Eastern District Education Group
  • Chairman, Monash Association
  • Trainer, Monash Football Team


  • Founding Chairman, Melbourne Boston Sister Cities Association
  • President, Athenaeum Club, Melbourne
  • National Treasurer ASCM
  • Chairman, I.C.C. Pty Ltd
  • Member Development Board, Children’s Hospital Community & Child
  • Health Division
  • Elder, Uniting Church, Blackburn
  • Member of the Avenmen Choir
  • Gardener, Lake Park Nursing Home, Blackburn