Harold Mitchell, a prominent media and advertising executive, died on Saturday due to complications from a knee operation.
He was 81 years old and was regarded as one of Australia’s most prominent philanthropists.
In 1976, he founded Mitchell & Partners, which became one of the country’s largest media buying companies.
He also held various executive roles at various companies.
Mitchell was known for his passion for the arts, education, and sport.
Through his foundation, Mitchell Institute, he was able to give millions of dollars to various organizations.
He also supported the Indigenous and Timor-Leste communities.
Prime Minister Anthony Albane paid tribute to Mitchell, saying that he had made Australia a better place.