Martin Rossleigh

Martin Rossleigh was a primary school teacher at Sydney Grammar Edgecliff for 37 years, retiring at the end of 2016. Throughout his career he coached many rugby, football and cricket teams. From 1998 until 2016 he helped to organise and run Years 5 and 6 cricket tours to Tasmania. After attending 4 Ashes Tests in the 2019 UK series, his love for the sport is obvious.

Martin has been involved with charities for many years. His major focus has been The Fred Hollows Foundation and MS Australia, both of which he is still actively involved. .Since he retired, he has also volunteered at the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence in Redfern and goes weekly to the Sydney Children’s Hospital in Randwick. 

Martin wanted to become involved with CRBF for a few reasons. He spent many years at Sydney Grammar, the school which Cooper attended. This gave him an instant connection. Martin also loves cricket, as did Cooper, and he would like to honour his legacy by helping to raise funds in order to find a cure for sarcoma, and  feels “very honoured and privileged to be involved in the Cooper Rice-Brading Foundation.”

Ross Bateman

Ross has a finance background, with a Bachelor of Commerce from ANU and post-graduate studies in accounting and applied finance & investment.  He has over 25 years’ experience in investment banking and aviation, working in Sydney, London and Abu Dhabi.   His experience is in senior roles covering finance, project management, strategy, and commercial/contractual negotiations.

Ross has been a friend to the Rice-Brading family for over 40 years having started primary school with Colin in Canberra; and was one of Cooper’s god- parents.

“I loved watching Coop’s tenacity on the sporting field from a very young age.  The way he lived life, dealt with his illness and selflessly worked to establish his foundation is an inspiration.  I am honoured to be a part of Cooper’s legacy by providing any assistance to CRBF in it’s goals to improve the shocking mortality rate of a disease that impacts our young.”

Seb Aroney

Seb is the Founder and Director of Modern Power Solutions is an Australian business which primarily manufacturers innovative power access products and supplies them throughout Australia, New Zealand, and internationally.

Since its start-up in 2006, MPsolutions has provided a range of goods and services to thousands of customers across Australia, and in the last 2 years, been notably successful in selling good value and high quality innovative power access units including its magnificent range of pop up power outlets.

Seb built the CRBF website and spent many hours of his time consulting on this project, and was a pleasure to work with at all times.