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 Katrina Rathie GAICD, B Com/LLB (UNSW) 
    • Director of Cranbrook School

    Mrs Rathie is the Chair of Cranbrook Foundation and a Councillor of Cranbrook School.  Mrs Rathie is a non-executive director and corporate lawyer being the Partner in Charge, Sydney of law firm King & Wood Mallesons where she leads and manages the Sydney office.  Mrs Rathie has a pre-eminent reputation in the media, intellectual property and consumer law areas.  Mrs Rathie is a member of Chief Executive Women and serves as an independent non-executive director of charitable boards including Starlight Children’s Foundation of Australia, Osteoporosis Australia, the Advisory Board of Media Diversity Australia and the Diversity & Inclusion Committee of the Law Society of NSW.  She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting & Financial Management)/Laws degree from the University of NSW and is an Alumni Leader of UNSW Business School.

    Mrs Rathie was appointed as Chair of the Cranbrook Foundation Board in February 2019 and has been a director of the Foundation since 2017.  She attended St Michael’s Pre-School, before attending Ascham School.  She has three sons and has been a parent at Cranbrook for 20 years – two sons attended from St Marks Pre-School to Year 12 with her youngest son being a current student at Cranbrook Senior School.  Mrs Rathie’s brother is an Old Cranbrookian. 

  • Director Anthony Abrahams BA.LLB (Syd)
    • Director of the Cranbrook Foundation

    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 as a Director 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
    • Director of Cranbrook School
    • Member of the Building and Development Committee
    • Member of the Nominations Committee

    Mr Carroll is the Managing Partner of Edience Inc., an investment company which invests in education technology and service companies. Mr Carroll co-founded two higher education-related businesses, Youth Media & Marketing Networks, and eGrad Loans. Previously he worked for the strategy consulting firm Bain & Co. in Australia, the United States and South East Asia.

    Mr Carroll completed his education at Cranbrook in 1987, and has previously served as Secretary and Vice-President of the Old Cranbrookians’ Association and as a member of Cranbrook Council (1995 -97). He was selected as Old Cranbrookian of the Year in 2007 and appointed as Director of the School Council and Director to the Cranbrook Foundation Board in 2010. Mr Carroll’s two sons attend Cranbrook.

  • Director Seumas Dawes
    • Director of the Cranbrook Foundation

    Mr Dawes is Chairman of Pepper Group Limited, an Australian based financial services company which has a unique diversified global portfolio of financial services, as well as various investments in the banking sector in Asia, the U.S. and Europe. Prior to concentrating on his own investment vehicles, Mr Dawes was a Senior Portfolio Manager and member of the Investment Committee of Ashmore Group Plc, listed on the London Stock Exchange.

    Earlier in his career, Mr Dawes was a credit and derivatives trader with various international investment banks. Mr Dawes also spent three years as an adviser to the then Treasurer of Australia (later Prime Minister) the Hon PJ Keating.

    Mr Dawes also owns Astra Lodge, a ski lodge in Falls Creek which has been judged Australia's best Boutique Ski Lodge at the fourth World Ski Awards in Australia. Mr Dawes is also a backer of Ireland's premier league Irish side Shamrock Rovers and A League club Western Sydney Wanderers in Sydney.

    Mr Dawes’ son attends Cranbrook School.

  • Director Hugh R L Dowling BA (Econ) (UNSW) Grad Dip FinPl
    • Director of the Cranbrook Foundation
    • Director of Cranbrook School

    Mr Dowling has worked in the finance industry for 25 years and is currently a Private Client Adviser with Bell Potter, Sydney. He has previously held roles as a stockbroker with Merrill Lynch and Cazenove, LondonMr Dowling is an Old Cranbrookian, who attended Cranbrook from 1972 to 1984. He was a School Prefect and Head of Chelmsford.

    Mr Dowling attended UNSW where he was awarded a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and German before going on to complete a Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning from the Securities Institute of Australia. He is Captain of the Ski Club of Australia, and a Trustee of the Thyne Reid Foundation.

    Mr Dowling was appointed to the Cranbrook School Foundation as a Director in 2013 and to School Council as a Councillor in April 2017. Mr Dowling’s two sons attend Cranbrook.

  • Director Bruce P Liu BEc LLB (Sydney) MBA (Kellogg) FAICD
    • Director of the Cranbrook Foundation

    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 also held a leadership role in Barito-Pacific Holdings, controlling entity of listed and unlisted industrial holdings.

    Mr Liu is a non-executive director of Sydney Stock Exchange Limited and director of Cranbrook Foundation Limited.  His interests are now China directed.  Previously, Mr Liu held non-executive and executive board and committee appointments on entities listed on NYSE, Singapore Exchange and Indonesia Stock Exchange.  Unlisted appointments included Councillor of the Power Institute Foundation at the University of Sydney.

    Mr Liu holds degrees in laws and economics from the University of Sydney and masters of business administration from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.  He is a member of Alumni Admission Council of Northwestern University and fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  Mr Liu has three sons, one at Cranbrook and two recent Old Cranbrookians.

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

    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 (Years 9 and 11).