Board of Directors

The Hon. John Howard OM AC – Patron

The Honourable John Winston Howard served as the 25th Prime Minister of Australia from March 1996 until November 2007. He has been Australia’s second longest serving Prime Minister. Mr Howard led the centre/right Liberal Party of Australia for a total of 16 years. He was a member of the House of Representatives for 33 years. Prior to becoming Prime Minister, John Howard had extensive senior experience in both government and opposition. He served as Treasurer (finance minister) in a previous government and led his party in opposition for a number of years.

John is a keen follower of sport, particularly cricket and rugby, and was appointed to the Board of the Bradman Foundation on 9 October 2008 and Patron in December 2015.

Leon Zwier – Chairman

Leon has been a partner of commercial law firm Arnold Bloch Leibler since 1991. He is currently head of the firms’ disputes and reconstruction and insolvency practices. He is widely acclaimed for his role as lead counsel in a number of Australia’s largest and most complex restructures and insolvency workouts.

Leon has a strong personal interest in all forms of the game of cricket. His professional involvement with the sport includes his role as a commissioner of Cricket Australia’s code of behaviour. He has advised Steven Smith, Shane Warne, and others in relation to commercial aspects of cricket business. He is a cricket tragic with an abiding interest in Sports Law, and recently acted for Gillon McLachlan and the AFL in relation to a senate inquiry.

Leon currently resides in Victoria where his office is based, and was appointed to the Bradman Foundation Board in December 2019, and was appointed as Chairman on 10 December 2020.

John Warn – Deputy Chair

John is the Chief Operating Officer, Accor Pacific and is based on the Gold Coast. John has had an extensive career across executive search, business consulting, sport, tourism and in the retail property industry which spans over 25 years. He has held senior roles most recently with Odgers Berndtson as Head of Sport, Media & Entertainment, Westfield (Scentre Group) as Group Executive Customer Experience and served in the senior executive team at David Jones. John also previously worked in specialty retail senior roles for 10 years after a short stint in banking with Westpac and investment banking in the UK.

John has held a number of other non-executive roles. He is the immediate past Chairman of Destination NSW, a role he held from mid 2018 until April 2021. Destination NSW, is the NSW Government lead tourism agency and in mid-2020, as COVID-19 was unfolding, he was appointed as the NSW Government’s Chair of the NSW Visitor Economy Industry Action Plan 2030 Taskforce. This was a cross industry group aimed at ensuring NSW built a robust whole of Government Tourism Industry plan with specific economic targets through to 2030 that helped enable the NSW visitor economy rebuild through the pandemic.

John is also the youngest ever Chairman of Cricket NSW, one of the larger not-for-profit sporting bodies in Australia, holding the Chair role from early 2013 to June 2018. John oversaw a period of significant strategic change, transformation and success, on and off-field winning every possible title for both male and female through his time. John has been involved as a player and in various leadership positions at Premier Club Manly Warringah District Cricket Club for over 25 years, and was made a life member in 2008. He still continues to play a few premier games when time permits. He also joined the Gold Coast Dolphins Premier Cricket Club in Queensland, as Deputy President from July 2020.

John completed the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford University Graduate School of Business, in Silicon Valley, California, USA in 2015.  He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Managers and Leaders, a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a Fellow of the Customer Service Institute of Australia.

John has also supported various charities, in non-executive capacities, including the Happy Days Inc. in Cambodia, the SEP Alumni Scholarship Foundation (USA) from 2015 – 2017 and he also served a brief term on the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Board in 2016.  John previously also held the role as Non-Executive Director at Mainbrace Constructions from 2019 to 2020. John was appointed to the Bradman Foundation Board in December 2019, and made Deputy Chair at the December 2020 AGM.

Tom Malone

Home-Tom-MaloneIs Channel Nine’s former Director of Sport and is seen as one of Nine’s most talented producers having previously spent several years at the helm of the Today Show before his successful stint as producer of 60 Minutes.

Tom is currently the managing director of Nine Entertainment Subsidiary Macquarie Radio.

Tom was appointed to the Board of The Bradman Foundation in December 2016.

Christine Holman


Christine is a professional company director and currently Non-Executive Director of three ASX listed boards, Blackmores Ltd, CSR Ltd and one Federal Government Business Enterprise (GBE), the Moorebank Intermodal Company (MIC).

In line with her passion for cricket and preserving the heritage and history of the game and our nation, Christine also sits on the Boards of the T20 World Cup and the State Library of NSW Foundation.

In her previous executive capacity, as both CFO & Commercial Director of Telstra Broadcast Services, Christine brings a deep understanding of legacy and emerging technologies supported by a detailed knowledge of strategies related to growing businesses and digital transformations. During her time in private investment management/private equity, Christine assisted management and the Board of investee companies on strategy development, mergers & acquisitions, leading due diligence teams, managing large complex commercial negotiations and developing growth opportunities.

Christine has an MBA and Post-Graduate Diploma in Management from Macquarie University and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of Chief Executive Women (CEW).

Christine is a member of the Bradman Finance Committee and was appointed to the board of the Bradman Foundation in December 2016.

David Josselsohn

David Josselsohn is a partner at law firm Gilbert + Tobin, based at its headquarters in Sydney where he specialises in private equity and general corporate transactions. David has previously worked and is admitted as a lawyer in the UK, South Africa and Bermuda.

David is an avid sports fan with a particular passion for cricket and cricket development and has coached cricket and football for previously disadvantaged children in South Africa.

David was appointed a Director of the Bradman Foundation December 2017.

Katie Page

Katie Page is CEO of Harvey Norman and has been instrumental in the growth of the company which she joined in 1983. There are over 200 Harvey Norman retail stores across Australia, when Katie joined the company it had just one.

As the first women appointed to the board of the National Rugby League in 2005 Katie is passionate about the role of women in sport both on and off the field. Although no longer on the board of the NRL she still shares a keen interest in the game. Kate is co-owner of the Magic Millions and has been instrumental in the recent growth of the thoroughbred sales and the racing event every January at the Gold Coast.

With a property portfolio including the Byron at Byron Resort and Spa and M3565 at Main Beach in Queensland she and husband Gerry Harvey are talented property buyers and developers. Katie is a trustee of the Sydney Cricket Ground and Sports Ground Trust.

Katie was appointed a Director of the Bradman Foundation December 2017.

Mark Faraday

Mark is the 2003 Bradman Scholar and is the first scholar to be appointed to the board of the Bradman Foundation following two years as minute secretary to the board.

Mark’s area of expertise commercial litigation and insolvency. Throughout his career he has developed expertise in large-scale and complex litigation and insolvency matters, having acted in some of Australia’s biggest cases of the past decade. Mark views legal issues from his clients’ perspectives and applies his expertise to achieve their commercial imperatives. Mark regularly contributes to the development of the law in his practice areas by appearing as a keynote speaker at industry events and publishing articles.

Mark was a first grade player for Sydney University and continues to put back in the game as a board member for the Premier Cricket Club.

Mark was appointed to the board on 10 December 2020.

Andrew Leeming – Company Secretary

Andrew Leeming is the Chief Executive Officer of the Bradman Foundation and Museum.

From 2008 through to 2018, he oversaw and curated the restoration of Sir Donald Bradman’s Childhood home at 52 Shepherd Street, Bowral. The restoration won the National Trust’s 2013 Award for Conservation and Heritage and the Wingecarribee Shire’s Award for Heritage.

Outside of his interest in cricket and cultural heritage, Andrew has over 40 years of management and investment experience in the financial services industry in both credit and equity markets, working in Australia, Asia, Europe and the USA.

He also served on the Board of the Wellington Management Foundation, a charitable organisation that funds programs for disadvantaged youth.

Directors who retired in 2021

The Hon John Howard OM AC

Wally Edwards

Andrew Wildblood

Directors who retired in 2020

Maurice Newman AC (Chairman)

Christina Matthews

Vale – Mr Richie Benaud OBE – Former Patron

The Bradman Foundation was deeply saddened by the passing of its long-serving Patron, Richie Benaud in April 2015.

In late 2002, Mr Richie Benaud OBE accepted the invitation to become the second Patron of the Bradman Foundation. His appointment replaced Sir Roden Cutler VC, AK, KCMG, KCVO, CBE who was the inaugural patron of the Foundation from January 1994 until his death in February 2002. On accepting the role, Mr Benaud remarked that it was a daunting task going into bat after such a distinguished Australian.

Richie Benaud has become one of our most respected cricketers who has been able to establish a sound reputation as a journalist and cricket commentator. He played his first Test in the 1951/52 series against West Indies and quickly developed into one of our best all-rounders. He was appointed captain of Australia in 1958/59 and was at the helm during the close-fought and popular series against the West Indies in 1960/61. He was awarded an OBE for his services to cricket in 1962 and retired from the game two years later.

He had already established a career as a journalist and commentator when he joined World Series Cricket as a PR consultant in 1977. He was instrumental in developing the television commentary team and has since been the main anchor for the Channel Nine telecasts.

Together with his wife Daphne, Richie was a good friend of Sir Donald and Lady Bradman. Mr Benaud eloquently and authoritatively spoke for the world cricket fraternity at Sir Donald’s memorial service held in Adelaide, March 2001.

At the time of his death Richie Benaud had been the Patron of the Bradman Foundation for 10 years officiating in inducting the Bradman Honourees at the annual Bradman Gala Dinner since its inception in 2006.

Richie Benaud, b. 6 October, 1930 – d. 10 April, 2015

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