2018 election results

Congratulations to all candidates elected to the Europe Council for the period 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2021.

  • Christopher Burke CPA (Aust.)
  • Catherine Riney FCPA (Aust.)
  • Warwick Syphers FCPA (Aust.)

For further information, see 2018 elections.

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



Rajeev Adrian B.Com, MBA, FCPA (Aust.) – President

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.

Philip Sourry

Philip Sourry B.Comm, M.Comm, FCPA, (Aust.), FIOD – Deputy President

Non Executive Director

Sector: Not-for-profit

Philip has previously worked in Australia, Europe and the United States in senior finance roles. He is currently an active private investor and serves as a Non Executive Director for the Salvation Army, one of the United Kingdom’s largest charities. He is keen to be an advocate for CPA Australia and to represent members insights and concerns at Europe Council.

John Benias

John Benias CPA (Aust.), CIA, CISA, BCom – Councillor

Head of Internal Audit, Harrods Bank Limited

Sector: Banking and finance

John has significant international experience in banking, finance and professional services. In recent years his niche has been in start-up and challenger banks, including ING Direct and the Knightsbridge based Harrods Bank. John has chaired the Risk Management Special Interest Group.

Garth Britton

Garth Britton B. Com, FINSIA, 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 Crellin B. Com, 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 FremantleMedia and the BBC. He is keen to engage with those considering a career in finance and to represent current members at council.

Kristy Eden-Green

Kristy Eden-Green FCPA (Aust.) – Councillor

Finance Director, State Street

Sector: Banking and finance

Finance Director for EMEA Financial Planning and Analysis for State Street, Kristy has more than 15 years’ experience in banking and finance in Australia and the UK. In addition, she spent seven years as an educator in accounting and finance, and currently chairs the Women in Business special interest group.

Huggler Kerry

Kerry Huggler B.Comm, Grad. Dipl. Mgmt, CPA (Aust.) – Councillor

Zurich-based finance professional

Sector: Healthcare

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

Warren Mcrae

Warren McRae FCPA (Aust.) – Councillor

Chief Operating Officer, Barclays Private Bank – Europe, Middle East & Africa

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 at various stages, 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 LLB, Grad Dip Fin Mgt, MBA FCPA (Aust.) – Councillor

Commercial Director, Adstream

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 membership.