Clare Cannon

Founder & Chair

Clare Cannon is the founder of Cricket Without Borders. She has worked extensively in the non profit sector sitting on the boards of Earthwatch, the Melbourne Community Foundation, Alumni Council at the Faculty of Business and Economics, and St Catherine’s School, where she is Chair. Formerly Chair of the Women of the MCC, Clare now sits on the Committee of the MCC. Clare also runs the family grazing property north of Albury, Woomargama Station, which combines sustainability with good business. Clare is passionate about expanding opportunities for young women in their sport, careers and education. When she is not watching cricket, Clare is a keen reader and yogi.

Ken Jacobs


From 1980-2007 Ken was CEO of Cricket Victoria, in Melbourne Australia. Cricket Victoria is the largest participant State in Australian cricket with more clubs and, more people playing the game than in any other State of Australia. Cricket Victoria administers 1,182 cricket clubs and 112,000 registered cricketers in Victoria, with 62,774 children involved in school-based competition. As CEO, Ken oversaw the employment of more than 320 people, including 43 full-time staff and 25 contracted first-class players. Ken is a qualified accountant, a member of the Australia New Zealand Sports Law Association and was awarded the Australian Sports Medal in 2000 by the Australian Government for his services to cricket.

Lewis Keane

Program Manager

Lewis Keane is a sport-for-development and physical activity researcher at the University of Sydney - School of Public Health. We first met Lewis during our Fiji tour in 2015 where he was the Marketing and Communications officer, and then later the Business and Administration advisor for Cricket Fiji based in Suva. Hailing from Kangaroo Valley on the South Coast of N.S.W, he has had a life-long passion for cricket, transformed into an obsession during his role in cricket development in Fiji. Lewis witnessed first-hand the raw talent and huge potential to develop the game of female cricket in the region. He has now joined Cricket Without Borders as Program Manager to continue to help inspire a culture of female involvement in the sport throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

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