2019 office bearers

Congratulations to the 2019 office bearers:

  • President – Warren McRae FCPA (Aust.)
  • Deputy President – Warwick Syphers FCPA (Aust.)

The Council was established with the aim of supporting CPA Australia's Board of Directors in serving and representing member interests through enhancement of skills, qualifications and professionalism.

Your Council is keen to talk to you

If you’d like to join the conversation, we invite you to email your name and contact number to:

Colleen Schooling
Regional Head of EU and UAE
europemailbox@cpaaustralia.com.au

Members

Warren Mcrae

Warren McRae FCPA (Aust.) – President

Global Head of Business Delivery & Control (COO), Barclays Private Bank

Sector: Financial services

Warren is the Global Head of Business Delivery & Control (COO) for Barclays Private Bank and Director of several Barclays companies. His career has seen him live and work across several regions around the globe, from Australasia to Europe. Warren has had a long association with CPA Australia and works to encourage young professionals to achieve their ambitions.

Warwick Syphers

Warwick Syphers FCPA (Aust.) – Deputy President

Executive Director, Adstream Group

Sector: Media

Warwick is based in London and has spent 30 years in the media and healthcare sectors. He has held positions as CFO and CEO in publicly listed companies in the US and Australia. He is keen to share his commercial experience and promote the benefits of CPA Australia membership.

Rajeev-Adrian

Rajeev Adrian FCPA (Aust.) – Councillor

Deputy CEO, CFO and Executive Director, ABC International Bank

Sectors: Banking and finance

Rajeev has more than 20 years of international experience in banking and finance acquired through holding senior positions, leading complex projects and managing stakeholders across the globe. Rajeev’s experience spans strategy, business development, transformation, restructuring, leadership and management. Rajeev has travelled extensively, having studied and worked in many countries.

Garth Britton

Garth Britton CPA (Aust.) – Councillor

Change Professional, Director of GCALC Solutions Un Limited

Sector: Financial services

Garth has more than 20 years’ combined experience in the accounting and financial sectors. Since moving to London in 2007, he’s specialised in change management for investment and retail banks by providing services for delivering business, finance and treasury transformations, regulatory risk compliance projects and the implementation of local and global IT systems. He’s also a qualified Agile Scrum Master and Prince2 Practitioner.

Christopher Burke

Christopher Burke FCPA (Aust.) – Councillor

Founder and CEO, Brickendon Consulting Limited

Sector: Financial services

With nearly 30 years’ experience working in large financial institutions in Australia, Europe and the US, Chris is an innovative, forward-thinking business specialist with a great mind for technology. He leads his own transformational management and technology consultancy, which specialises in solving clients’ problems with ground-breaking solutions. He is approachable, committed and an avid supporter of diversity.

Chris-Crellin

Christopher Crellin CPA (Aust.) – Councillor

Vice President, Finance – Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd

Sector: Media

Further to his role at SME UK, Chris has extensive finance experience in Europe and Australia, including 10 years in public practice at Ernst & Young and PwC, followed by 16 years in the media sector, including with Fremantle Media and the BBC. He is keen to engage with those considering a career in finance and to represent current members at council.

Dr Nigel Garrow

Dr Nigel Garrow FCPA (Aust.) - Councillor

Professor-Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University

Sector: Higher Education

Nigel has been an academic for 10 years, and has more than 30 years of senior international business experience in food and fast-moving consumer goods in Europe and Australia. He holds a PhD in mergers and acquisitions and is keen to seek more engagement between business practice and management research.

Huggler Kerry

Kerry Huggler CPA (Aust.) – Councillor

Zurich-based finance professional

Sector: Healthcare

Kerry has more than 20 years of experience in accounting in Australia, North America and Asia, predominantly in the healthcare sector. Currently based in Switzerland, she is seeking to utilise her experience to engage with and support the needs of CPA Australia’s regional members.

Catherine Riney

Catherine Riney FCPA (Aust.) – Councillor

Founder

Sector: SME

Catherine, a long standing European Branch member and past committee chair, has more than 15 years' experience in management accounting and organisational change in Australia and the UK. Having worked with Ernst & Young and a number of private and voluntary sector organisations, Catherine recently started her own small business and co-chairs the Women in Business special interest group.