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 FAICD, B Com/LLB (UNSW) 
    • Chair of the Cranbrook Foundation

    Katrina Rathie is a non-executive director of SBS, Bubs Australia, Starlight Children's Foundation Australia and NSW Rugby Union/Waratah's Rugby. She was formerly Partner in Charge, Sydney of lawfirm King & Wood Mallesons. 

    Katrina was named as the overall winner is the Board and Management Category of the most recent AFR’s 100 Women of Influence Awards acknowledging her significant contributions to the law, business, gender and cultural diversity. She is a member of Chief Executive Women and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

    Katrina is an Alumni Leader of UNSW Sydney Business School, a member of the Advisory Board of UNSW Sydney Law School and a member of the Culture Advisory Committee at the University of Sydney. She is the NSW Patron of the Asian-Australian Lawyers Association, an Advisory Board member and a former member of the Law Society of NSW’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

    Katrina attended St Michael’s Pre-School, before attending Ascham School. She has three sons and has been a parent at Cranbrook for 22 years – two sons attended from St Mark's Pre-School to Year 12 with her third son currently in Year 11. Her brother is an Old Cranbrookian. 

    Katrina was appointed as Chair of the Cranbrook Foundation in 2019 having been a Director of the Foundation since 2017. She was appointed to the School Council in 2019, and served as Vice-President from 2020 until mid-2022.

  • Director Anthony Abrahams AM BA LLB (Syd)

    Anthony is a lawyer who 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. He founded Anthony Abrahams Lawyers in 2003.

    Anthony was Vice-President of the Association France-Australie, in Paris, throughout most of his years in France, 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.

    Anthony was awarded an AM on Australia Day 2020 for services to Australia-France relations and the legal profession, as well as for his leadership of a stand made during the late 1960's and early 1970's by seven Australian International Rugby players against the continuation of sporting ties between Australia and apartheid South Africa.

    Anthony joined Cranbrook School in Pre-school and graduated in 1962. His father and brothers also attended Cranbrook as did a number of his nephews. Anthony was the Old Cranbrookian of the Year in 2015.

    Anthony was appointed as a director of the Cranbrook Foundation in 2015.

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

    Craig Carroll is an investor and entrepreneur in the field of higher education technology and services. Over the past two decades he has founded and sold three higher education-related businesses: Cegment, Egrad and Youth Media & Marketing Networks. Previously he worked for the strategy consulting firm Bain & Co. in Australia, the United States and South East Asia. 

    Craig 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 the School Council from 1995 to 1997. He was selected as Old Cranbrookian of the Year in 2007. He has two sons who attended Cranbrook School.

    Craig was appointed the both the School Council in 2010 and the Cranbrook Foundation in 2006.

  • Director Seumas Dawes
    • School Councillor
    • Member of the Finance Committee

    Seumas Dawes is a professional investor and director and shareholder of Pepper Group, a financial services company which has a global portfolio of banking and finance businesses. Prior to managing his own investment vehicles, Seumas was a Senior Portfolio Manager and member of the Investment Committee of Ashmore Group plc, based in London.

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

    Seumas and his family have various interests in Falls Creek in the Victorian Alps and he is also a backer of Ireland's professional football club Shamrock Rovers.

    Seumas’ son attended Cranbrook School.

    Seumas was appointed as a director of the Cranbrook Foundation in 2017 and to the School Council in 2020.

  • Director Hugh R L Dowling BA (Econ) (UNSW) Grad Dip FinPl
    • School Councillor
    • Member of the Building and Development Committee

    Hugh Dowling has worked in the finance industry for more than two decades and is currently a Private Client Adviser with Bell Potter Sydney.  He has previously held roles as a stockbroker with Merrill Lynch and Cazenove & Co London.

    Hugh 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.

    Hugh is an Old Cranbrookian, who attended Cranbrook from 1972 to 1984.  He was a School Prefect and Head of Chelmsford. He has two sons, one who left School in 2018 and one still attending Cranbrook.

    Hugh was appointed to the Cranbrook Foundation in 2013 and to the School Council in 2017.

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

    Bruce Liu manages the family office, LFO. Bruce worked as an M&A lawyer for Allen Allen & Hemsley (Allens Linklaters), moved into investment banking with Merrill Lynch & Co (BofA Securities) in New York and Singapore, before taking a leadership role in investment banking client Barito-Pacific Holdings, which owns and controls a number of listed MSCI indexed holdings.

    Bruce is a non-executive director of Sydney Stock Exchange and held board and committee appointments on entities listed on the NYSE, SGX and Indonesia Stock Exchange. Unlisted appointments include councillor of the University of Sydney Power Institute Foundation. Bruce is member of Alumni Admission Council of Northwestern University and fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

    Bruce has three recent Old Cranbrookian sons, who commenced Cranbrook at St Mark’s Pre-school and Dickins House.

    Bruce was appointed director of the Cranbrook Foundation in 2017.

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

    Angus Raine is the Executive Chairman of Raine & Horne Group and is the fourth generation to lead the firm. Prior to  joining Raine & Horne Angus worked for three international commercial Real Estate companies for fifteen years. 

    Angus holds qualifications in strategy, leadership, property valuation, real estate, finance and completed the Owner President Management Programme at Harvard Business School.

    Angus is a member of the Reserve Bank of Australia’s Industry Liaison Group and was previously a NSW Committee Member for Family Business Australia as well as a Residential Committee Member for Property Council of Australia.

    Angus completed his education at Cranbrook in 1984 and he has two sons, both recent Old Cranbrookians.

    Angus was appointed as director of the Cranbrook Foundation in 2013.