About Us

Our Story

Our aim now is to build on our potential,expand our networks and engage with those who share our vision.

The Baxter & Grimshaw Trust was established in Adelaide in 2001 under the auspices of the Seven Seas Club of Australia Inc. The purpose of the Trust was based on the Seven Seas Baxter and Grimshaw Trustee Ltd., London.

The Adelaide Trust was then succeeded by the Baxter & Grimshaw Foundation Inc. in 2020.

The new body was incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act SA 1985 in April and registered as a not-for-profit charity by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission in July. The Foundation is a proud member of Philanthropy Australia.

We retain strong links with the Seven Seas Club of Australia Inc. All Foundation office bearers are SSC members. Most importantly, our mission has not changed.

We are the only not-for-profit charity in South Australia solely focused on providing maritime training and experience for disadvantaged young people (up to 25 years of age).

Our Values

Helping the lives of disadvantaged youth
Innovation
Collaboration
Open and accountable
Fairness and equity

Meet Our Team

Peter Allen AM, PhD
Chair

Peter had a research career in entomology which culminated in senior management roles in government agencies responsible for quarantine and vertebrate pest and weed control, respectively.  He was Chair or member of a number of State and National invasive animal research agencies and advisory committees.  Peter was President of both Old Collegians Rugby Union Football Club and the South Australian Rugby Union.

Scott Rickards. B.Bus., FAIM
Secretary

Scott has extensive experience in industrial relations and human resources across a range of industries. He tutored a number of subjects at the University of South Australia and was awarded Life Membership of Scouts SA and the Sturt Football Club.

Lucus Cree MEA, GMAICD
Treasurer

An Experienced Executive Consultant with a background covering the Automotive, Defence and Mining Industries.  Lucus brings a diversity of skills and experience to any assignment.
Lucus runs his own business providing Operations Management Support for his clients. Areas of expertise include Engineering Management, Financial Modelling and Budgets, Maintenance Management and Project Management.

Barry Allison MIIE,CPIE
Director

Studied at S.A.I.T. as an Industrial Engineer and managed Industrial Engineering Departments at Chrysler Australia, Mitsubishi Motors, S.A. Centre for Manufacturing and the Hong Kong Productivity Council. Organised two Productivity Missions to Japan, South Korea, U.S.A. and Europe while managing the Purchasing Engineering department at Mitsubishi. Lectured in Manufacturing Engineering subjects at Panorama T.A.F.E.

David Linder-Patton ACMA, MAICD
Director

David is an experienced Financial and Managing Director principally interested in mergers and acquisitions, start-up companies in new emerging markets, exit strategies for businesses in any sector or size. Prior roles have included Managing Director roles for large UK based Publicly listed Multinationals in the manufacturing and heavy engineering sectors and large Privately owned enterprises in numerous sectors.

Ken Messenger MARFHI
Director

Ken has operated as Managing Director of:

  • Adtherm Air Conditioning –design/construct specialists
  • Shannons/S.A.-insurance for collectors’ vehicles
  • Messenger & Co—financial planners
  • Musketeer P/L—investment & business ventures

His interests include the restoration and racing classic cars and boats.  Ken is the Immediate-Past President of the Seven Seas Club of Australia Inc..

Peter Allen AM, PhD
Chair

Peter had a research career in entomology which culminated in senior management roles in government agencies responsible for quarantine and vertebrate pest and weed control, respectively.  He was Chair or member of a number of State and National invasive animal research agencies and advisory committees.  Peter was President of both Old Collegians Rugby Union Football Club and the South Australian Rugby Union. 

Scott Rickards. B.Bus., FAIM
Secretary

Scott has extensive experience in industrial relations and human resources across a range of industries. He tutored a number of subjects at the University of South Australia and was awarded Life Membership of Scouts SA and the Sturt Football Club.

Lucus Cree MEA, GMAICD
Treasurer

An Experienced Executive Consultant with a background covering the Automotive, Defence and Mining Industries.  Lucus brings a diversity of skills and experience to any assignment.
Lucus runs his own business providing Operations Management Support for his clients. Areas of expertise include Engineering Management, Financial Modelling and Budgets, Maintenance Management and Project Management.

Barry Allison
Director

Studied at S.A.I.T. as an Industrial Engineer and managed Industrial Engineering Departments at Chrysler Australia, Mitsubishi Motors, S.A. Centre for Manufacturing and the Hong Kong Productivity Council. Organised two Productivity Missions to Japan, South Korea, U.S.A. and Europe while managing the Purchasing Engineering department at Mitsubishi. Lectured in Manufacturing Engineering subjects at Panorama T.A.F.E.

David Linder-Patton ACMA, MAICD
Director

David is an experienced Financial and Managing Director principally interested in mergers and acquisitions, start-up companies in new emerging markets, exit strategies for businesses in any sector or size. Prior roles have included Managing Director roles for large UK based Publicly listed Multinationals in the manufacturing and heavy engineering sectors and large Privately owned enterprises in numerous sectors.

Ken Messenger MARFHI
Director

Ken has operated as Managing Director of:

  • Adtherm Air Conditioning –design/construct specialists
  • Shannons/S.A.-insurance for collectors’ vehicles
  • Messenger & Co—financial planners
  • Musketeer P/L—investment & business ventures

His interests include the restoration and racing classic cars and boats.  Ken is the Immediate-Past President of the Seven Seas Club of Australia Inc..