Dr. Bronte Ayres is a consultant Cardiologist and former State Chairman of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in SA. He was Deputy Chairman of the Ashford Community Hospital as well as sitting on the board of its foundation. He has had a passion for growing merlot grapes in the Adelaide Hills and is a life member of the Brighton Beef Steak and Burgundy Club. His involvement with Variety began as the Bash Doctor in 1991 and fifteen years as a medico for the Bash and nine years for the 4WD Challenge followed. He’s been an honorary Medical Advisor to Variety SA since 1995, is a former Chair of the Board and has been a member of the Board since 2000.