The council assists the Board of Directors and represents the interests of members in the Australian Capital Territory.

Members

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Tim Youngberry FCPA – President

Director, PFM Advisory Pty Ltd

Sector: Private Sector

Mr Youngberry is an independent consultant specialising in public financial management and associated processes and systems. He has consulted to a number of governments and government agencies in Australia and has worked with the International Monetary Fund in China and Latin America. He has held senior positions in the Australian Government Department of Finance and been the Chief Financial Officer for two large Australian Government agencies. He was a member of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board from 2010-2015.

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Steve Wearn FCPA – Deputy President (senior)

Chief Financial Officer, Defence Material Organisation

Sector: Public sector

Steve is the Managing Director at The Leadership and Management Team, a company that specialises in providing Executive Coaching and Mentoring to senior Public Servants. Steve is also currently Callida Consulting’s Leadership practice leader and Director of Defence Business. Previously, Steve has held a variety of Senior Executive level positions in the Australian Public Service up to Deputy Secretary level. Steve was also the CFO of the Defence Materiel Organisation. His areas of expertise include financial management, change management, leadership development, management, strategic and corporate planning, business process improvement and service delivery.

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Gaye Lindfield CPA – Deputy President (junior)

Audit Manager

Sector: Public sector


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Jill Divorty FCPA – Councillor

Interim Operations Delivery Manager, Commonwealth Shared Services Centre

Sector: Public sector


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Peter Kerr FCPA – Councillor

Executive Director, Australian National Audit Office

Sector: Public sector


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Tony Marks FCPA – Councillor

General Manager Corporate and Company Secretary, Animal Health Australia

Sector: Not-for-profit


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Rodney Miller CPA – Councillor

Partner, RSM Bird Cameron

Sector: Private sector


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Monir Mir FCPA – Councillor

Professor, University of Canberra

Sectors: Education, academia

Monir is a Professor of Accounting at the University of Canberra having previously worked at the University of Wollongong and at the University of New England. Monir completed his PhD in public sector accounting and is a current member of the Finance Committee of the University of Canberra. He has been supporting CPA Australia as its Campus Liaison Person for the University of Canberra since 2004.


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Kym Partington FCPA – Councillor

National Manager, Financial Accounting Branch, Department of Human Services

Sector: Public sector

Ms Partington started her professional career in the private accounting sector working in bankruptcies and liquidations. Since joining the public sector, Ms Partington has worked at the Australian National Audit Office and held senior positions in the Australian Government departments of Finance and been the Chief Financial Officer at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport. Ms Partington is currently the National Manager of financial accounting in the Department of Human Services.

Darren Schaeffer

Darren Schaeffer FCPA – Councillor

Managing Director, Curijo Pty Ltd

Sector: Public sector

Mr Schaeffer is an Executive Director and consultant at Curijo Pty Ltd, a professional services firm. Prior to this, Darren was Chief Financial Officer for two large Australian government departments and has held other senior roles in the Australian Public Service. Prior to working in the public sector, he held finance and accounting roles in private sector companies. He has a Master of Business Administration (Public Sector), and has a strong interest in aligning workforce motivation and strategy for individuals, teams and organisations.

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Narelle Sheppard CPA – Councillor

Audit Manager

Sector: Public sector