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:
Chau Chiem FCPA – President
Senior Accountant, BAE Systems Australia
Chau’s experience as a senior accountant spans across project management, financial reporting and management accounting. She has been involved in various divisions such as strategic campaigns, cyber security, surveillance and communications. Chau is on the board of a not-for-profit organisation as honorary treasurer promoting peace through the arts.
Karen Conlon FCPA – Deputy President
Principal, SumTotal Accounting and Business
Sector: Public practice
Karen has been a principal in public practice since 2005 and was previously employed in various accounting firms. Karen caters for small business in taxation, accounting and SMSF administration. She believes it is important for public practice to have a voice within CPA Australia and so has joined Divisional Council with this in mind.
Andrew McInerney FCPA – Deputy President
CFO and Company Secretary, RNTT Pty Ltd
As a senior finance executive Andrew has developed strong commercial, strategic and analytical skills working in the manufacturing, retail and service industries. With NFP and corporate experience Andrew’s expertise includes leading results-driven teams to achieve outcomes and building positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders. He is a current board member of the Sammy D Foundation and WT Birkalla SC.
Glenn Bain CPA – Councillor
Australian Public Service
Glenn has experience auditing high wealth individuals, SME and micro companies. Previously, Glenn worked in financial accounting and academia, and is currently studying law. As a Councillor, Glenn intends to use his expertise to strengthen the relationship between CPA Australia and the Australian Public Service in South Australia.
Hanne Damgaard CPA – Councillor
Hanne’s background includes experience in financial and management accounting, statutory reporting, budgeting, financial analysis, corporate governance, risk management and indirect taxation. She is a recent retiree, and keen to support retired members and member nearing retirement.
Andrew Dow FCPA – Councillor
CFO, St Vincent de Paul Society (SA) Inc
Andrew's extensive experience in the not-for-profit (NFP) sector spans more than 20 years, including a number of not-for-profit (NFP) board positions during that period. His broad expertise in accounting, financial and general management is complemented by a wealth of knowledge in corporate governance and compliance.
Judy Horsfall CPA – Councillor
Senior Analyst (Budget, Analysis and Performance) Department of Treasury and Finance, SA Government
Judy’s experience as an accountant includes government administration – management accounting and policy analysis, audit in a Big 4 accounting firm, and small business. Judy is motivated by the drive for positive organisational and societal change. As a Councillor, she intends to add value through engagement with CPAs, especially within the state government.
Philip Mann FCPA – Councillor
Philip specialised in business valuations in the private and public sector. Prior to election, he had been involved with the Small Business Committee and the Public Practice discussion group. Philip is now focusing on retirement and transition to retirement issues.
Nicole Rantanen Reynolds FCPA – Councillor
Public Trustee for South Australia
Nicole is an experienced senior executive and non-executive director of public unlisted companies and various strategic boards that aim to increase asset size, employ growth strategies and achieve commercial outcomes. Nicole is the Chair of the State Procurement Board (SA Government), Risk Committee Chair of the Credit Union SA Board and on the board of the Grange Golf Club.
Stephen Warren FCPA – Councillor
Director, Business Services and Company Secretary, Fyfe Pty Ltd
With extensive experience in the private sector, state government and not-for-profit sector, Stephen understands the key financial issues impacting those, and the role that accountants play within each of them. Stephen is also an active supporter of the CPA Program, and is keen to support the transition of graduate accountants into the workplace.
Scott Williams FCPA – Councillor
General Manager Finance, Benson Radiology
Scott is a senior finance executive with experience covering a range of industries, including medical, defence and oil and gas. He is focused on leading teams that successfully partner with the business to achieve great outcomes. Scott’s passion is with ensuring that any accountants he works with stay relevant in this fast-paced world, while developing their skills and expertise. As a councillor, he intends to improve member engagement with CPA Australia.
Jodi Wright CPA – Councillor
Head of Corporate Services, Women’s and Children’s Hospital Foundation
Jodi has eight years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector and understands the diverse professional development demands that the sector holds for CPAs. Prior to this, Jodi had an extensive career in local government. With tertiary qualifications in accounting and human resource management, she is experienced across the breadth of corporate governance and strategic development functions.