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2017 Annual Report

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

The 2017 Annual report is available here.

2016 Annual Report

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

The 2016 Annual report is available here.  CAASF 2016 Annual Report v5 FINAL

Tenth Annual CAASF Scholarship Appeal

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Cranfield VC, Board & 2015 Finalists

Tenth Annual CAASF Scholarship Appeal

2016 marks our Tenth Scholarship Award.

The Award provides a scholarship to Cranfield for their one-year MBA programme and a cash component by the Australian alumni towards the cost of travelling to Cranfield in the UK, and accommodation whilst there.

The full list is here  at

What’s behind the Award?

It’s the idea that the MBA programme at Cranfield will provide leadership skills to the winners who will return to Australia and contribute to its future. With the evolution of the scholarship, there is also the need to renew and refresh CAASF and we now expect the returning winners to take a role on the board. By the way, all board roles are voluntary.

What got us here?

It was a combination of ideas from Cranfield School of Management and some local Cranfield alumni, the financial support of our patron in the early years and of the broader alumni community in the later years. It was also a dedicated team of local alumni who have organised the whole process over those ten years.

Why are we writing to you?

Because we need your help. Alumni have served on the board and have contributed funds to CAASF. This has been done on an as-needed basis, typical of running a lean organisation! What we want to achieve for the future is a growing endowment so that we can plan the scholarship with greater confidence, and smooth the amount of funds that we award the winner each year.

Over the near future, we wish to raise $100,000. Contributions may take several forms: individual donations, regular donations, matched-giving programmes, paid adverts on our website or, in the longer-term, legacies.

Why are we firstly asking you?

Well, you have contributed in the past and we hope you will consider making a contribution on our tenth anniversary to support the future of the scholarship.

If you do choose to help us by making a contribution, please go to the Donate page on our website:  and select the option you prefer. You can do this easily by credit card, cheque or EFT.

If you would rather first discuss your contribution with one of the board, please call:

Graham Baws on     0417 901 875 (WA)

Alex Chapman on    0411 519 445 (VIC)

Steve Wood on        0424 325 763 (VIC & TAS)

John Hosie on         0406 591 939 (NSW)

As a board, we are optimistic about the future of CAASF and want you to be part of that future. Your help with this fundraising will underscore that future.


Graham Baws


Cranfield Australian Alumni Scholarship Foundation Inc