Foundation Board of Directors - Cranbrook School

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Foundation Board of Directors

Foundation Board of Directors

The Cranbrook Foundation was founded in 1974 by Cranbrook School.  It is a company limited by guarantee, and is administered by a Board of Directors. Its day to day activities are supported by the Director of Development, a member of the Cranbrook School staff.  The purpose of the Foundation is to provide long term financial support for the advancement of the School.

Cranbrook Foundation Board of Directors

  • Chair of Cranbrook Foundation Elizabeth Lewin GAICD
    • Honorary Treasurer of the School Council
    • Chair of the Finance Committee of the School Council
    • Chair of the Cranbrook Foundation

    Mrs Lewin is a professional Company Director with extensive international experience in the financial services sector across investment banking, wealth management, investment management and superannuation.  She is a Non-Executive Director of Colonial First State Investments Limited, Colonial Mutual Superannuation Pty Ltd and Avanteous Investments Limited and is Chair of their respective Board Investment Committees.

    Mrs Lewin’s prior roles include Chief Executive Officer of UBS Wealth Management Australia (2005 to 2009), Head of UBS Wealth Management UK (1999 to 2004) and Head of the European derivatives business of UBS Investment Bank (1992 to 1998). 

    Mrs Lewin is a Non-Executive Director of the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Kaldor Public Art Projects, Treasurer and a Trustee of St Vincent’s Clinic Foundation, a member of the Advisory Council at UNSW Medicine, on the Advisory Finance Committee for the Sisters of Charity (St Vincent’s Hospital), a member of Chief Executive Women (CEW) and an Ambassador for the Australian Indigenous Education Fund (AIEF).

    Mrs Lewin was appointed to the School Council in 2016, Honorary Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee later in 2016 and Chair of the Cranbrook Foundation in 2017.  She has three sons currently attending Cranbrook.

  • Director Anthony Abrahams BA.LLB (Syd)

    Mr Abrahams is a lawyer who has worked for Clifford Chance based in Paris for over 24 years, including 20 years as a partner in the Clifford Chance global partnership.  He managed the Clifford Chance Office in Riyadh Saudi Arabia for two years prior to returning to Australia to manage KPMG Legal Sydney’s Construction and Infrastructure Group.  Mr Abrahams founded Anthony Abrahams Lawyers Pty Ltd in 2003.  Mr Abrahams was Vice-President of the Association France-Australie and a member of the Board of Australia France Industrial Round Table.  He was a member of the NSW Board of the French Australian Chamber of Commerce from 1998 until 2015. 

    Mr Abrahams was the Old Cranbrookian of the Year 2015 and was appointed to the Cranbrook Foundation Board in 2015.  Mr Abrahams joined Cranbrook in Pre-school and graduated in 1962.  His father and brothers also attended Cranbrook as did his sister’s son and the sons of one of his brothers.

  • Director Craig V Carroll BEc(Hons)(Syd) MBA(Dist)(Harvard)
    • Director of the Cranbrook Foundation
    • School Councillor
    • Chair of the Building and Development Committee of the School Council
    • Member of the Nominations Committee of the School Council

    Mr Carroll is the CEO and Founder of the Rezolve Group, Inc., a company which provides enrolment management technology and services to the higher education industry in the United States. Prior to this Mr Carroll co-founded Youth Media & Marketing Networks, and eGrad Loans, and acted as Executive Chairman and President of both until 2004. Previously he worked for the strategy consulting firm Bain & Co. in Australia, the United States and South East Asia.

    Mr Carroll completed his school education at Cranbrook (OC 1987) and has previously served as Secretary and Vice-President of the Old Cranbrookians’ Association and as a member of the School Council from 1995 to 1997. He was selected as Old Cranbrookian of the Year in 2007 and appointed to the School Council and as Director of the Cranbrook Foundation in 2010. He currently has two sons studying at Cranbrook.

  • Director Hugh R L Dowling BA (Econ) Grad Dip FinPl

    Mr Dowling has worked in the finance industry for 24 years dealing with private clients.  Currently he is on the board of The Ski Club of Australia. 

    Mr Dowling attended Cranbrook from 1972 to 1984 and was appointed to the Cranbrook Foundation Board in 2013.  Mr Dowling’s two sons attend Cranbrook.

  • Director Bruce P Liu BEc LLB (Sydney) MBA (Kellogg) FAICD

    Mr Liu has worked in Sydney, New York and Singapore as a lawyer for Allen Allen & Hemsley (Allens Linklaters) and investment banker for Merrill Lynch & Co (Bank of America Merrill Lynch) and Citi.

    Mr Liu has held non-executive and executive board and committee appointments on entities, or subsidiaries, listed on NYSE, Singapore Exchange and Indonesia Stock Exchange. Unlisted appointments have included Councillor of the Power Institute Foundation at The University of Sydney. His family and interests are now China directed.

    Mr Liu holds Bachelor Degrees in Law and Economics (The University of Sydney), a Master of Business Administration (Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University), and he is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Mr Liu was appointed to the Cranbrook Foundation Board in 2017 and has 3 sons, two at Cranbrook (Years 9 and 11) and an Old Cranbrookian (2016).

  • Director E Angus K Raine Dip.Business (val) Dip.Business (franchising) FAPI, MRICS

    Mr Raine is the Executive Chairman of Raine & Horne Group and is the fourth generation to lead the firm which has over 3,000 people employed both in Australia and overseas.  Mr Raine completed the Owner President Management Programme (2009) at Harvard Business School, is a licensed Real Estate Agent, a certified Stock & Station Agent, Business Broker, Auctioneer, Registered Real Estate Valuer and was awarded a professional certificate in Advanced Corporate Real Estate (API/USW).  He is also a member of the Reserve Bank of Australia’s Industry Liaison Group.  Mr Raine was previously a NSW Committee Member for Family Business Australia (2000-2013) as well as a Residential Committee Member for Property Council of Australia (2010-2012). 

    Mr Raine was appointed to the Cranbrook Foundation Board as a Director in 2013. He completed his education at Cranbrook in 1984 and has two sons at Cranbrook.

  • Director Katrina Rathie B Com/LLB (UNSW)

    Mrs Rathie is the Partner in Charge (Sydney) of law firm King & Wood Mallesons. Mrs Rathie has been named Woman Lawyer of the Year (Private Practice) and has practised as a solicitor for over 30 years.  She is a non-executive director of several boards including Starlight Children’s Foundation of Australia and Osteoporosis Australia.

    Mrs Rathie was appointed to the Cranbrook Foundation Board in 2017. She attended St Michael’s Pre-school, before attending Ascham School.  She has three sons and has been a parent at Cranbrook since 1999; two sons attended from St Marks Pre-school to Year 12 with her youngest son a current student at Cranbrook. Mrs Rathie’s brother is an Old Cranbrookian.