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


Tim Youngberry

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.

Steve Wearn

Steve Wearn FCPA – Deputy President (Senior)

Director, The Leadership and Management Team & Director, Callida Consulting

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

Hawari Bandri

Hawari Badri FCPA – Councillor & Past President

Partner, Forensics, Deloitte Canberra

Sector: Private sector

Hawari is a partner in Deloitte Canberra specialising in the field of forensics. Hawari helps clients solve complex issues relating to fraud, misuse of government programmes/systems and government funding. 

Prior to this Hawari has held senior positions in the Federal Government where she devised robust financial frameworks to oversee the Commonwealth’s finances, worked with law enforcement to disrupt organised crime syndicates and worked with the Nauruan Government in the creation of a framework for the protection of children on the island.

Hawari’s time in Government also saw her spend two years in Jakarta working with Indonesia’s Ministry of Finance to share her expertise about financial governance, budgeting and establishing accountable and transparent financial frameworks.

Jill Divorty

Jill Divorty FCPA – Councillor

Interim Operations Delivery Manager, Commonwealth Shared Services Centre

Sector: Public sector

Jill Divorty is currently working with the Commonwealth Shared Services Centre, assisting with the onboarding of new customers. Prior to this, Jill spent 5 years heading up the ACT Government Shared Services Centre, which delivers a broad span of corporate services to all ACT Government agencies including Finance, HR, ICT, Procurement and Capital Works, Records, Mailroom and Publishing Services.

Jill’s experience in the APS spans more than 20 years and has included senior management and executive roles in finance, strategic planning, construction, portfolio investment management and large scale procurement, both at the National Blood Authority and Defence Housing Australia.

Peter Kerr

Peter Kerr FCPA – Councillor & Immediate Past President

Executive Director, Australian National Audit Office

Sector: Public sector

Tony Marks

Tony Marks FCPA – Councillor

General Manager Corporate and Company Secretary, Animal Health Australia

Sector: Not-for-profit

Tony Marks is the Executive Manager of Corporate & Member Services and Company Secretary for Animal Health Australia and its related companies. Tony delivers financial and human capital leadership, information technology and communication management and corporate support and compliance for AHA’s Board of Directors, its committees and Members.

Tony has extensive senior executive expertise in financial and general management, gained in federal and state government agencies, the not for profit sector and publicly listed companies in utilities, housing and construction, science, research and resource sectors. He has been responsible for major business transformation programs, including leading an organisation-wide cultural change program aimed at developing a more inclusive culture with a focus on gender equity, cultural background, and diversity of thought.

Tony prides himself on being an experienced people leader both in business, the community and his profession. Tony has held several positions as CFO, Head of Corporate and CEO and has served on School and research grants Boards. He is a past President of CPA’s ACT Divisional Council and continues as a Divisional and National Representative Councillor.

Rodney Miller

Rodney Miller CPA – Councillor

Partner, RSM Bird Cameron

Sector: Private sector

Rodney is a partner with the Assurance and Consulting Division of RSM, Canberra. Rodney provides both internal and external audit advice to clients from a wide range of industries in both the public and private sector.

Rodney has also worked with closely held businesses in providing general accounting and management consulting advice. Rodney also currently facilitates the CPA not for profit discussion group and has a strong interest in assisting not for profits work through the challenges facing the sector.

Monir Mir

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.

Kym Partington

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