Click on the names below for the thoughts of some high profile Australians about Mary Lopez AM and her contribution to building a better future for young Australians.

(listed in alphabetical order)

Julie Anthony AM, OBE
Consultant, Talent Development Project

John Brown AO
Sport & Tourism Youth Foundation
Board Member, Talent Development Project

Linda Burney MP
NSW Deputy Opposition Leader
Former Deputy Director General, Dept of Aboriginal Affairs

Don Burrows
Jazz Musician
Consultant, Talent Development Project

Graeme Connors
Golden Guitar winning Country Singer
Consultant, Talent Development Project

Paula Duncan

John Foreman
Leading Musical Director, Composer & Recording Artist
Talent Development Project Graduate

Dawn Fraser
Olympic Champion
Australian of the Year 1964

Human Nature
International Recording & Performing Artists
Graduates of the Talent Development Project

Alan Jones AO
Broadcaster, Radio 2GB
Chairman of the Talent Development Project Board

Bonita Mabo
Indigenous Rights Campaigner
Widow of Eddie Mabo

Father Chris Riley
Founding Governor & Director of Services, Youth Off the Streets

John Williamson
Country Singer



  • Dawn Fraser AO

    "Mary's given more young Australian performers a chance to shine than any other Australian I know"

  • Paula Duncan

    “I consider Mary Lopez one of the true talent discoverers. She has found and established some of the great talents of Australia, including Human Nature"


    "Mary Lopez is a wonderful Australian and a generous giver"
  • John Williamson, Country Singer

    "Mary loves Australia and this love shines through in everything she does"

  • Father Chris Riley

    "In the words of Batchelor Girl – Mary encourages and gives our kids ‘permission to shine’"

  • Human Nature

    “Mary believed in us … she nurtured us, developed our talent. She’s always there for us and we’ll always be there for her.”

  • Contact Details

    Mary Lopez AM

    Entertainment and Talent Director
    TDP Artistic Director and CEO
    Emeritus Director Schools Spectacular

    p: +61 (0)2 9954 5540



    "Mary Lopez is one of the most professional, dynamic, dedicated and enthusiastic people I have ever met"
  • Bound For Broadway Documentary

  • 2011 TDP Graduation Screening on Aurora TV

    2011 Talent Development Project Graduation Spectacular

    Premiere Screening 6pm on September 24th

    Aurora TV, Channel 183 on Foxtel and Austar

    Aurora TV is the proud Broadcast Partner of the TDP