Congratulations to the 2021 Office Bearers.

  • President – Annie Ryan FCPA
  • Deputy President – Mathew Geysen CPA
  • Deputy President – Phillipa Leggo CPA

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:

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Anne Ryan

Annie Ryan FCPA – President

General Manager, DIIS Grants Administration, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (DIIS)

Sector: Public

Annie has extensive 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 DIIS and is the former sponsor of the Department of Finance’s Gender Equity Network.

Matthew Geysen

Matthew Geysen CPA – Deputy President

CFO and Executive Manager, Australian Communications and Media Authority

Sector: Public

As CFO and Executive Manager, Matthew is responsible for leading the provision of financial services, facilities management, procurement and security across multiple Australian locations. He joined the public service 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.

Phillipa Leggo

Phillipa Leggo CPA – Deputy President

Commercial Director / Co-Founder, Scott Leggo Gallery

Sector: SME

Phillipa’s corporate finance career spans almost 20 years from audit through to CFO. She currently heads up all commercial aspects of the Scott Leggo Gallery, and has previously worked for well-known brands like KPMG, Kmart and Scenic Tours. As well as mentoring women in business, Phillipa is an entrepreneurial and outcomes-focussed leader who’s passionate about enhancing customer experience and shareholder value, and developing a high performing culture.

View Phillipa’s LinkedIn profile.

Erin Adams CPA

Erin Adams CPA – Councillor

Senior Account Manager, Xero Pty Ltd

Sector: Private

Erin is a Senior Account Manager specialising in public practice, change management, technology, regulation and advisory. Erin serves on CPA Australia’s ACT Women in Business Committee and seeks to represent members from small and medium-sized practices to support small business operators.

Mark Brown FCPA

Mark Brown FCPA – Councillor

First Assistant Director-General, Australian Signals Directorate

Sector: Public

Mark is an experienced senior executive within the public sector and has been an active participant on various committees. Mark is a strong advocate for accountability and creating opportunities for members to access development and support within the accounting profession.

Rob Hanlon FCPA

Rob Hanlon FCPA – Councillor

CFO, Department of Industry Science Energy and Resources

Sector: Public

Rob has extensive experience working in the Commonwealth public sector, financial management and government investments. His special interests included economics, leadership and innovation, and he’s passionate about supporting the development of members’ technical and soft skills. Rob will contribute to CPA Australia at a strategic level to help advance the profession, particularly in government.

Lawrence Hosking

Lawrence Hosking FCPA – Councillor

Director, Financial Reporting and Grants Policy Section, Attorney-General’s Department

Sector: Public

Lawrence has more than 20 years’ professional experience across the public and private sector. He has significant experience in implementing better financial reporting practices and constantly challenges the norm to see if there’s a better way of delivering information. Lawrence uses his skills as an executive coach to maximise the performance of his team and other individuals across various agencies.

Emily Jasprizza FCPA

Emily Jasprizza FCPA – Councillor

Director, National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)

Sector: Health

As Director of NDIA, Emily is responsible for the Commonwealth financial management, including Federal Budget, Commonwealth resource management and financial reporting. She currently serves on the Public Sector and Management Accountants Committee, and is the former ACT Chair of the Public Sector Accountants Committee. With extensive leadership experience and a positive attitude, Emily actively engages with members to ensure their views are represented at council and promotes the integrity of the CPA designation.

Cha Jordanoski

Cha Jordanoski FCPA – Councillor

Assistant Secretary (a/g), The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C)

Sector: Public

Cha is an Assistant Secretary (a/g) within the Indigenous Affairs Group of PM&C. Prior to this she worked as a Senior Manager at PwC, and in the Federal Government for over 13 years, where she held diverse leadership roles in agencies like the Department of Finance, the Australian Taxation Office and the Australian National Audit Office. Prior to this, Cha worked in the IT and energy industries, and is a former Deputy Chair of the ACT Young Professionals Network.

Tony Marks FCPA

Tony Marks FCPA – Councillor

Executive Manager Corporate Services and Company Secretary, Animal Health Australia

Sector: Private

Tony is a specialist in NFP financial management, risk and corporate governance, and has represented CPA Australia in positions within the Representative Council, Divisional Council and various committees. He has many years of experience in public, private and NFP sectors and has worked in a variety of industries, from government, utilities, construction and research.

Marwin Lee

Marvin Wee CPA – Councillor

Associate Professor, Research School of Accounting, Australian National University College of Business and Economics

Sector: Education

Marvin teaches financial accounting and financial statement analysis at an undergraduate and postgraduate level, and supervises research students in the Honours, Masters and PhD programs. His research interests include non-financial information disclosure, investor relations, integrated reporting and international financial reporting standards. Marvin’s work has appeared in leading academic journals and been presented to standard setters like the International Accounting Standards Board. He has also had his research funded by the Australian Research Council and various industry bodies, including CPA Australia, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland.

Karen Williams FCPA

Karen Williams FCPA – Councillor

Assistant Parliamentary Budget Officer, Corporate Strategy Branch, Parliamentary Budget Office

Sector: Government

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.