Meet The LBW Trust

Our Board

Our Board of Directors have diverse professional backgrounds, from journalists and authors to accountants, bankers, teachers, lawyers and business people, all bound by a common philanthropic passion and a love of cricket.

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David Vaux AO


David is a leading healthcare entrepreneur who co-founded Australia’s leading cancer care (GenesisCare), radiology (I-Med) and aged care (Amity, now BUPA) companies.  He is Chairman of The LBW Trust and a Director of George Clinical, Arcadia Health Care, River Capital and Studiosity.  David also focuses on his farming interests (sheep, cropping and a piggery).  In 2020 he received an AM for services to business and the community through charitable initiatives.

"My mother installed a love of learning and how an education can help realise your dreams.  Without an education I would not be the person I am today.  It gives my family and I great joy to help The LBW Trust."

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Malcolm Alder


Malcolm has been a Board member for over 10 years as Treasurer and Secretary. He became involved in LBW through Nondescripts Cricket Club where he enjoyed many seasons playing alongside other LBW Board members. Malcolm is a Chartered Accountant who trained with Deloitte in the UK before transferring to Sydney. He was a Management Consulting Partner at KPMG for many years and now works in the Digital arm of a global engineering company. 

"I'm keen to help young people, particularly those who start from a less privileged place to have the opportunities in life that a full education can bring."

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David Abusah


David has been a board member for more than 4 years, including serving on the Education Committee after a number of years actively supporting the Trust and following the great work they do. He brings experience in corporate governance, risk management and social impact gained through his career in management consulting and corporate roles in Human Resources. He is currently Executive General Manager – Performance, Recognition and Reward at Commonwealth Bank.

"Being from Ghana and having been raised in several developing countries, I have seen firsthand the significant and positive impact education has on individuals, families and communities”

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Dee Brock


A project manager with extensive experience in the public sector and infrastructure.  Dee is committed to helping organisations plan and deliver a wide range of infrastructure projects from the large and complex to community level.  Currently employed by Venues NSW as a Strategic Projects Manager and she previously worked at School Infrastructure NSW.  Holding a double degree with a Bachelor of Commerce and Law from the University of Wollongong. 

"I am passionate to see those in developing nations (in particular Sri Lanka) have access to better education that I was fortunate to have access to here in Australia."

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Euan Callister


Euan and his wife Sharon have been supporters of the LBW Trust for many years. Euan has many years of volunteer experience in Social Justice initiatives. These include with Cana (projects in Redfern and Western Sydney) and with The Salvation Army in Australia and Papua New Guinea. Euan is passionate about education and believes that education should be a right for us all. Through education we can build stronger communities, create and encourage exemplary leaders. Through the LBW Trust in developing countries even small levels of assistance can see communities achieve great things. 

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Mike Coward


Mike Coward AM, a foundation director of the LBW Trust, has served cricket as a writer, commentator, and interviewer for more than 50 years. The author of 15 books on the game and its rich history and personalities, Mike fervently believes that through education cricket and its adherents can meet a moral responsibility to the Developing World where the game enjoys such widespread popularity. As he is wont to say: In essence, cricket is a Developing World sport also played by a handful of First World countries.

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Eleanor Hall


Until recently Eleanor was the host of ABC radio’s The World Today, current affairs at lunchtime. She has more than 2 decades of television / radio presenting and reporting experience. She has reported with intelligence and compassion from all corners of the globe. Recently Eleanor’s passion for art has led her to study Fine Art at the National Art School.   

"I’m involved with the LBW Trust because education has opened so many possibilities for me and I want to help others have the joyous opportunity to discover their potential."

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Rob Lloyd OAM



Rob has been on the Board for over 7 years and is passionate about the benefits of education and its ability to break the poverty cycle. 

As a trained accountant, property valuer and real estate agent, Rob founded Breckenridge Property Group in 2000 and has directed it to become a respected and successful diversified property funds management, development and advisory company serving high net worth investors and major corporations.   

Rob is active in the charity sector and is also a director of the Rainbow Club Australia Inc. Rob is a Member of the Order of Australia awarded for his philanthropic activities.

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Phil Muhlbauer


An experienced CEO  globally, he has worked with top tier financial institutions including UBS, Australian Securities Exchange, Commonwealth Bank and Link Group. A Founding Partner in Venture Enablers, Phillip focusses primarily on Venture Capital whilst actively mentoring pro bono young students in business and finance. He is also a mentor at Startupbootcamp, FinTech and Deputy Chair, Sydney FC Foundation.


"I have seen first-hand the enormous positive impact our work does for the students. Put simply, our efforts are life changing for the students.”

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Ashley Perrott


Ashley has over 35 years experience in the Asset Management industry, having worked in Australia, Asia and the UK. Since returning from Singapore in 2018, he has been self employed and is currently consulting with various firms. Ashley is also heavily involved within the cricket community as a player, an accredited Level 2 Cricket NSW coach with UTS North Sydney District Cricket Club and  a member of the Club committee.

"The LBW Trust as a fantastic way to harness the passion and resources of the Australian cricket community to help provide education opportunities for our fellow cricket playing nations across the world. Sport brings people together. Education improves peoples future. The LBW Trust is a means to achieve both."

Kylie Strawbridge
Kylie Strawbridge

General Manager

Kylie spent 15 years working in scientific and commercial roles in the global pharmaceutical industry in Asia Pacific and Europe before taking a break to raise her family. She chose to return to work at a charity to use her skills and experience to support those in need and bring about change. 

"I have always believed in the power of education to transform lives. Now I am delighted to enable opportunities for students to complete tertiary education in parts of the world where it is needed the most."

Marek Ristwej

NBYC Committee Chair

Marek has extensive experience in the Australian property sector with roles at Lederer Group, Mission Australia and Coles Group. He is now the principal and owner of Marque Property Holdings. 

Cricket is a test of true grit, spirit, endurance, mate ship and respect. It has the ability to bring people together and is a vehicle that provides opportunity and a sense of purpose. 


"If by playing cricket in our backyards, on our beaches, laneways, farms and ovals we can bring to life more opportunities and a sense of purpose to those that require a helping hand, then my purpose of being involved with the LBW Trust is satisfied."

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Penny Verdich

Education Committee Chair

Penny spent three decades in the NSW Public School system in roles from teacher to principal to consultant.  Since 2021 she has worked in the field of Coaching in Education, delivering leadership training to teachers and school leaders.  In all these roles she has been committed to building leadership capacity through high quality professional learning. 

“I am passionate about providing educational opportunities for young people. In this role I not only have the opportunity to engage with the Projects we support, but also to offer direct training to projects utilising my background in Education and Coaching.”

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

Nelson Mandela

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