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.”