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:
Andrew Seinor FCPA – President
Chief Executive, The H Factor
Sector: Public practice
Andrew has been a member of CPA Australia for 24 years and an active member of the Public Practice Committee for Western Australia. He is the founder and Chief Executive of The H Factor, a strategy and performance consulting firm. He's also held positions in large private, family owned, and internal publicly listed businesses.
John Dawson FCPA – Deputy President
Chief Financial Officer, Director Corporate Services, Ngala
John has been a member of CPA Australia for 28 years. John has served on WA Divisional council for three years and is the Chair of the CPA Not-for-Profit Committee. Currently working as the Chief Financial Officer, Director Corporate Services at Ngala, John has extensive experience in the media industry, both radio and press. He also has experience in social media as a successful YouTuber, making 750 videos that have received more than 40 million views.
Thomas Griebel FCPA – Deputy President
Manager Finance Business Improvement – Financial and Commercial Services, Curtin University
With a passion for change and leadership, Thomas has a background in finance, controlling and project management. He works as Manager, Finance Business Improvement with Curtin University, has prior experience in financial leadership across Europe and a focus on continuous improvement. With an open ear and a strong analytical mind, he will help improve CPA’s member engagement in Western Australia.
Erica Haddon FCPA – Councillor
CEO, Navigating Innovation
Erica is a Chair, a non-executive director and the CEO of Navigating Innovation, her own advisory business. In addition to the Chair of Uniting Care West, Erica is a member of the Governing Council of South Metropolitan TAFE. Throughout her career, Erica has honed skills in audit and risk, innovation and culture change, and the connection of profit and purpose. This gives Erica a unique combination of skills to assist in preparing CPA’s for the future. Erica has worked for RAC WA, Wesfarmers Energy (Wesfarmers Limited) and Argyle Diamonds (Rio Tinto Limited). Erica has been a Certified Practicing Accountant for more than 20 years and has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Tanvi Haria FCPA – Councillor
Chief Finance Officer/General Manager Commercial and Corporate Services, Fremantle Ports
Tanvi possesses more than 25 years of broad business experience in leadership, strategy, corporate governance and commercial and financial management. She is the Chief Finance Officer and member of the Executive Leadership Team at Fremantle Ports with oversight of Finance, ICT and Procurement. She also the position of Secretary to the Board at Fremantle Ports and is an Affiliate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Tanvi is passionate about CPA member advocacy and philanthropy.
Quentin Hooper FCPA – Councillor
Commercial Manager – Infrastructure Services, Fortescue Metals Group Limited
Quentin has been with Fortescue Metals Group Limited for 13 years, overseeing the massive construction projects and rapid ramp-up of operations. Previous experience includes roles within the agricultural, manufacturing and mining industries, including fly-in-fly-out (FIFO) roles. He was acknowledged on INTHEBLACK’s inaugural Top 40 under 40 list.
Tracy Jones CPA – Councillor
Vice President Performance Excellence, Financial Services, Woodside Energy Ltd
Tracy has 25 years' experience working predominately in the WA mining and resources sector. Since 2018 she has been the Vice President of Performance Excellence at Woodside Energy Ltd, with responsibility to digitally transform financial processes and ensure cross functional process excellence. She has an MBA from Deakin University, and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mark Narustrang FCPA – Councillor
Principal, Pivotal Point Strategic Directions
Mark specialises in strategy, opportunity development and performance improvement. Prior to consulting, he worked in corporate strategy, analysis, risk and audit roles. He is a 20 year plus CPA, a Fellow of FINSIA, Graduate of the Australian Institute of Directors, and serves on an industry board and a direct benefits trust.
Tim Roach FCPA – Councillor
Director of Executive Education, Edith Cowan University
Tim is a taxation specialist with more than 18 years in the ATO including six years as Assistant Commissioner. He considers the accounting profession is in a time of great change; an exciting time, but it is also a period in which there are risks and problems for practitioners. Therefore, Tim is keen to help the WA members to prepare for their future profession.
Byron Savage CPA – Councillor
Finance Manager, East Metropolitan Health Service
With more than 30 years’ experience in Australia and the UK, Byron has spent time in public practice and commerce before working within the state government’s health service. This includes proficiency in a variety of accounting roles and previous service to other accounting and industry groups. Byron is keen to represent a number of members’ interests and continue promoting the value and professionalism of an accounting qualification to students and our wider community.
Tim Spencer CPA – Councillor
Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary
Tim has more than 25 years’ experience in the resources sector and precious metals markets, working in various executive, accounting, treasury and finance roles, including with three mining companies and a large gold refining and trading enterprise. He is also the founder and organiser of a resource sector focused CFO network, the Miners & Explorers CFO Group. The group has more than 125 members and is based in Perth.
Kerri Warner CPA – Councillor
Principal, Warner Accounting
Sector: Public practice
Kerri is a Registered Tax Agent with eight years’ experience in public practice. Prior to this she held financial leadership roles in the construction, mining and arts industries. Kerri is keen to increase the scope and availability of professional development available to members.