Meet The LBW Trust
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.
David Vaux AM
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."
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.
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."
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."
Tim has been involved with the LBW Trust for many years, and is now delighted to join the board of this hugely valuable cause. His desire to join the board was driven by the horrific scenes from Afghanistan in August 2021, with people so desperate to leave they were clinging to departing aircraft.
As a result of this, the oppression of women, and the withdrawal of the right of girls to an education there, he could no longer stand by and watch.
A senior sales professional, with a career across the UK, the USA and now calling Australia home, the opportunity to combine his skills, and his passions for both education and cricket, was too good an opportunity to miss.
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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.
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.”
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.”
Samantha is a senior project manager, working for one of Australia’s leading wealth management firms. She is also a self-published author, publishing her first novel in 2022. Samantha has been volunteering with Women for Change since 2020 and has served as a Committee Member since 2022. She is passionate about creating change and empowering women through education.
Samantha is a self-confessed cricket tragic, a trait she shares with her husband and 10-year-old son.
Ashley has over 35 years’ experience in the Asset Management industry, having worked in Australia, Asia and the UK over this time. Ashley is also heavily involved within the cricket community as a player, coach and a member of the Club committee.
Ashley became involved with the LBW Trust in 2019 after participating in the Corporate cricket event and sees the 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 people’s future. He sees the LBW Trust is a means to achieve both.
A former high school teacher, Emma has more than 25 years experience across the Not-for-Profit, University and Government sectors, most recently working with an Australian men’s mental health charity. Passionate about social change, she holds a strong belief that individuals can make a difference to the world around them.
"Education is vital for young adults in reaching their full potential as they look towards building a better future. Together we are able to help them on this journey."
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.