Matthew Lawrance (Retired)

B.Com (Accounting), FCA, MBA (Executive)

Matthew is an experienced senior corporate executive with success in leading businesses in CEO, CFO and COO roles. He has successfully delivered strategic business outcomes in listed companies within the financial services, retail and airline industries over the past 25 years.

Most recently, Matthew spent 14 years with NAB in senior roles across the Banking and Wealth businesses. Prior to joining NAB, Matthew occupied senior Finance roles at both Woolworths Ltd and Qantas Airways Group. Matthew started his career in professional services at Ernst & Young, specialising in Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency.

In addition to his voluntary Board role at CRBF, Matthew currently is the Chairman of two other companies, one a software development business and another specializing in logistics and shared services. Matthew also sits in a voluntary capacity on the Committee of Eastern Suburbs Cricket Club. Whilst at NAB, Matthew was a Director of the Financial Services Council.

Matthew first met Cooper, aged 6, through sport at the Easts Bulldogs Junior AFL Club. Matthew coached some of the teams that his son and Cooper both played in.

As a parent across both AFL and cricket seasons, Matthew knew Cooper well and always admired his courage and willingness to “compete to his best” whenever given an opportunity. Cooper was extremely talented at everything he participated in and was often sought after to back up for another game if the age group above needed extra numbers…which he would always be up for…and be able to hold his own across all age groups!

Matthew is committed to continuing the inspirational work started by Cooper himself through the   CRBF, with its unwavering commitment to Sarcoma Research, Awareness and Patient Support.