Rob ‘Boy Band’ Thwaites


Rob Thwaites, just 24 when he was taken from us in the Bali bombing, was a recent graduate of Griffith University in Australia, having completed degrees in civil engineering and business administration, and had recently taken up a position as a junior executive at PT.

KOJO, which services oil and gas companies. He was also the inspiration behind the Zero to One Foundation. The foundation helps local women who were widowed in the attacks to become self-sufficient. Commenting on his nickname ‘Boy Band,’ a teammate at the time said he was a “good looking lad with a devastating turn of pace.” Simsy thanked Rob for the time the team had shared together. “Thanks Rob, for those moments we shared, just wish there could have been more,” he said. “Not quite sure what he will be doing up on the Milky Way, probably acting as if he can’t speak Indonesian so that he can get some girl’s attention.”