The Divisional Councils key role is member engagement and local support for CPA Australia and maintaining the integrity of the designation. Divisional Councils are an important conduit between the members and CPA Australia’s Board and the organisation more broadly. Depending on the size and complexity of the Division, regional committee branches, speciality interest and sector committees or networks may support the work of Divisional Councils in member engagement and advocacy activities. Divisional Councillors are elected by the membership in the Division, usually to a three-year term.
Contact your Divisional Council President
You can contact your Divisional President via e-mail:
Rodney Miller FCPA – President
Partner, RSM Australia
Sector: Public practice
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.
Annie Ryan FCPA – Deputy President
General Manager, DIIS Grants Administration, Department of Industry, Department of Innovation and Science
Sector: Public sector
Annie has a wide range of public sector accounting experience, including Commonwealth Government financial frameworks, policy and operations, financial reporting, budgeting and accounting, Federal Budget, project and cost accounting, shared services and grants financial management, tax law and accounting. Annie is passionate about leadership and mentoring, particularly for CPAs in mid-career and women aspiring to CFO and COO roles. She is the Chair of the Disability and Wellness Network at the DIIIS and was formerly the sponsor of the Department of Finance’s Gender Equity Network.
Karen Williams FCPA – Deputy President
Assistant Parliamentary Budget Officer, Corporate Strategy Branch, Parliamentary Budget Office
Karen would like to share her parliamentary and public sector career experience with members. She wishes to gain a better understanding, represent and advocate members interests in CPA Australia through Divisional Council and influence the strategic direction of CPA Australia.
Emily Canning FCPA – Councillor
First Assistant Secretary – Biosecurity Operations Division, Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
After five years in private practice, Emily joined the Australian Public Service in 2001, with the Australian Quarantine Inspection Service. Since this time, Emily has had the opportunity to work for the then Department of Family and Community Services, ComSuper, the then Department of Education, Employment, and Workplace Relations (DEEWR), and the Department of Human Services (DHS). Emily is currently the First Assistant Secretary – Biosecurity Operations Division for the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, joining the department in April 2015.
Kym Partington FCPA – Councillor
Chief Finance Officer, National Gallery of Australia
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, the Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport the Department of Human Services and the Department of Education and Training.
Ms Partington is currently the Chief Financial Officer, at the National Gallery of Australia.
Cha Jordanoski FCPA – Appointments Councillor
Assistant Secretary (a/g), The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C)
Cha is an Assistant Secretary (a/g) within the Indigenous Affairs Group of PM&C. Prior to joining PM&C, Cha worked as Senior Manager within PricewaterhouseCopper’s (PwC). Before joining PwC, Cha worked in the Federal Government for over 13 years working in diverse leadership roles and leading teams and strategic projects across central, service delivery and scrutineer agencies, as well as the central co-ordination of various Federal Budgets. Cha has held leadership roles in various government agencies, including the Department of Finance, the Australia Taxation Office and the Australian National Audit Office. Previous to her time in the Australian Public Service, Cha worked in both the IT and Energy Industries, including, working at both ActewAGL and Country Energy. Cha was formerly a member and Deputy Chair of the ACT Young Professional Network.
Greg Field FCPA – Councillor and past president
Partner, Business Aspect
Sector – Private
Greg is a partner at specialist technology and business advisory consultancy, Business Aspect. Prior to his current role, Greg’s career spanned senior leadership roles in the public and private sector, including Managing Partner at EY, Partner at PwC, CFO at Austrade, CIO at the Department of Industry and Austrade, and Head of Corporate Services at the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism. Greg has previously served on the ACT Divisional Council, and was the ACT Divisional President in 2012 and the ACT Representative Councillor in 2013 and 2014.
Matthew Geysen CPA – Councillor
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Manager, Australian Communications and Media Authority
In his role Matthew is responsible for leading the provision of financial services, facilities management, procurement and security across multiple Australian locations. Matthew joined the APS in 2005 and has held senior and executive level positions at the Department of Finance, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Department of Communications and the Arts, and the Australian National Audit Office.
Lawrence Hosking FCPA – Councillor
Director, Financial Reporting and Grants Policy Section, Attorney-General’s Department
Lawrence has more than 20 years’ professional experience across the public and private sector. He has significant experience in implementing better practice financial reporting and strongly encourages innovation to maximise efficiencies. He constantly challenges the norm to see if there is a better way of delivering information and is a strong believer in arming the next generation of leaders with the skills and tools they need to become the leaders of tomorrow. Lawrence is also an executive coach and uses these skills to maximise the performance of his team and other individuals – he mentors across a number of agencies. He is looking forward to taking this skill to the next generation of accountants through his work on the Divisional Council.
Phillipa Leggo CPA – Councillor
Commercial Director / Co-Founder, Scott Leggo Gallery
Sector: Small business and Medium Enterprise
Phillipa heads up all commercial aspects of the business Scott Leggo Gallery. Phillipa’s corporate finance career spanned almost 20 years from audit through to CFO. She worked for some well-known Australian brands including professional services firm KPMG, Kmart and luxury travel company Scenic Tours. Phillipa is an entrepreneurial and outcomes-focussed leader. She is passionate about enhancing customer experience and shareholder value and developing a high performing culture. Phillipa is a mentor to women in business.
View Phillipa’s LinkedIn profile.
Habib Khan FCPA – Councillor
Assistant Professor of Accounting, University of Canberra
Habib has previously worked at the Macquarie University, Curtin University and at the Central Queensland University. He completed his PhD in performance measurement and non-financial information in the banking sector and is a current member of the ethics approval committee of the University of Canberra.
Habib’s experience in the academia spans more than 15 years and has included unit convenorship role, doctoral student supervision role and actively lead many international research publications projects, won international competitive research grant in recent years.
Marvin Wee CPA – Councillor
Associate Professor, Research School of Accounting, Australian National University College of Business and Economics
Marvin teaches at the undergraduate and postgraduate level in financial accounting and financial statement analysis, as well as supervising research students in the Honours, Master and PhD programs.
His research interests include non-financial information disclosure, investor relations, integrated reporting, and international financial reporting standards. The Australian Research Council and various industry bodies, including CPA Australia, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, and Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland, have funded his research. Marvin’s work has appeared in leading academic journals and been presented to standard setters such as the International Accounting Standards Board.