Governance & History

Legal Structure

P4T Inc is a Victorian Incorporated Association, registered as a Charity with the ACNC. P4T Inc is also a Public Benevolent Institution with Deductible Gift Recipient status with the Australian Taxation Office, which allows donations to be tax deductible. Pingpongathon is a registered business name of P4T Inc.

Reporting obligations, ACNC registration etc

P4T is classed by the ACNC as a “medium” sized Charity; i.e. annual turnover between $500k and $3 million, and as such is required to provide an annual information statement and audited financial report to the ACNC each year, which is available to the public through the ACNC website.

History synopsis of P4T

P4T is an acronym for “Partnering for Transformation”. P4T was birthed in 2011 after a group of likeminded people came together to brainstorm different ways which human flourishing could be promoted in the greater Melbourne area. Original Committee members were Bob Simpson, David Wilson, Andre Van Eymeren, Ian Skurrie and Mark Breyley. Stephen Lowe was invited to join the Board and take on the Treasurer’s role in 2012.

The Ping-Pong-A-Thon project, founded by Adrian Rowse, was introduced to the board in 2014, and its concept of partnering of communities around Australia with beneficiaries in SE Asia seems a natural fit with the Partnering for Transformation vision. On 4 August 2014, P4T officially became the auspicing body of the Ping-Pong-A-Thon project.

Since the Pong became a project of P4T there has been a transition to the present committee members of P4T as Ping-Pong-A-Thon became the sole focus of P4T activity.


Steve Lowe

Stephen is a Chartered Accountant with 35 years’ experience in management accounting in small business and non-profit sectors. His country roots underpin a strong desire to see everyone flourish, irrespective of their roots. He is very experienced in the financial management of sporting clubs and community groups. Also, he mentors refugees and students, helping them to make positive contributions to their Australian communities.

Matt Maudlin

Matt brings to P4T 20 years of working in the not-for-profit sector with a significant background in community housing and homelessness. Joining the P4T committee in April 2018 his vision is to create great capability and strength within P4T to enable it to serve The Pong moving forwards.

Stephen Baxter

Stephen is State Leader of Tasmanian Baptists and Senior Pastor of Hobart Baptist Church. He has extensive leadership experience in training, publishing, community housing, mentoring and pastoral ministry. He is a board member of Servants Community Housing, Mentors and Business Coaches International and the Tasmanian Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast executive. Stephen has a passion helping those who find faith difficult in a hostile secular environment.

Aaron Cutter

Aaron is part of the Pong because he believes that every person should have the chance to be free.
He is also greatly motivated to create change for good in South East Asia, and the Pong gives Aaron the chance to act on his motivation!
It is fundamental for him to be involved in the education and the knowledge of people in Australia to change the mentality of upcoming and future generations regarding the issue.
Aaron has a background in History, teaching and instructing children, and spends a lot of his time making and performing music.
Aaron loves sport (and ping pong is steadily becoming a favourite) and love working with kids and animals.
His Christian faith is front and centre in everything he does, and he knows that it is by the grace of God that he is given the opportunity to help others with the Pong.