Member’s name: Mr Robert A Ashley CPA
Date of Hearing: 23 October 2012
Tribunal: Disciplinary Tribunal
On 23 October 2012 the Disciplinary Tribunal found Mr Robert Ashley breached:
- Article 39(a)(ii)F of the Constitution in that was the subject of an "adverse finding” in relation to a decision of the Supreme Court of Queensland on 17 November 2010 which was subsequently affirmed by the Queensland Court of Appeal on 7 October 2011.
- Article 39(a)(ii)F of the Constitution in that he was the subject of an "adverse finding” in respect of a decision of the Professional Conduct Tribunal of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia on 16 May 2012.
At the Hearing Mr Ashley admitted the breaches.
Penalties and costs
The Disciplinary Tribunal found the complaints sustained however took into account extensive mitigating factors, for example, that the underlying events leading to the Court proceedings had occurred over eight years prior, and Mr Ashley was able to produce exonerating material not available to him at the time of the Court proceedings.
On that basis the Disciplinary Tribunal imposed no sanction.
Mr Ashley was ordered to pay costs of $650, a failure to pay those costs by the due date to result in forfeiture of Membership.