Member’s name: Paul Quill
Date of Hearing: 6 July 2023
Tribunal: Disciplinary Tribunal
On 6 July 2023, the Disciplinary Tribunal found Mr Paul Quill breached CPA Australia’s Constitution of:
- 11 May 2022, Article 36(a) in that he “committed, participated in or been involved with an Adverse Event” as defined in Article 76(c) of the 11 May 2022 Constitution as having “breached this Constitution (or a constitution of the Company in force from time to time before the Amending Date), By-Laws, Code of Professional Conduct or the Applicable Regulations in that you have breached By-Law 5.2(a)(ii) of the 6 December 2021 By-Laws that provides:
“(a) as soon as reasonably expedient after the allocation of a Complaint to him or her, the PCO must:
(ii) require the Member to provide a satisfactory explanation with respect to the matters referred to in the Complaint. If a Member fails to provide a satisfactory explanation in writing with respect to the matters referred to in the Complaint within 10 Business Days (or such further period as agreed with the PCO) of receipt of a request by the PCO, the GMPC may proceed to make an assessment under By-Law 5.3 on the material before him or her without further communication with the Member and the Member will be in breach of By-Law 5.2(a), which breach must be dealt with concurrently with the Complaint.
- 11 May 2022, Article 36(a), in that he “committed, participated, or been involved with an Adverse Event” as defined in Article 76(h) in that he “became the subject of a final adverse finding in relation to the Member’s conduct, competence or recognition by any Court, professional body, statutory or other regulatory authority in any jurisdiction;” with respect to the Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association’s termination of his membership on 27 June 2022.
- 14 May 2019, Article 39(a)(ii)(B) in that he had “been guilty of: 1) dishonourable practice in any profession or undertaking; or 2) conduct which is derogatory to, or not in the best interests of the Company or its Members;” with respect to the Orders of Justice Markovic made against him on 7 April 2022, Orders of Justice Lee made against him on 19 April 2022 and subsequent publications, namely Financial Review publication dated 20 April 2022, Insolvency News Online publications dated 20 April 2022 and 22 April 2022, The Age publication dated 25 May 2022 and ARITA publication dated 29 June 2022.
Mr Quill did not attend the Disciplinary Tribunal Hearing and a denial of the Complaints was entered on his behalf.
Penalty and Costs:
The Disciplinary Tribunal found the Complaints sustained and imposed the following penalties:
- A severe reprimand.
- A Fine of $2,000.
- Forfeiture of membership and not eligible to re-apply for membership for a period of 3 years.
Forfeiture of membership and not eligible for readmission.
The Member was ordered to pay a contribution to CPA Australia’s costs of $2,458.00.