2021 OFFICE BEARERS
Congratulations to the 2021 Office Bearers.
- President – John Dawson FCPA
- Deputy President – Thomas Griebel FCPA
- Deputy President – Tracy Jones 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:
John Dawson FCPA – President
CFO, Director Corporate Services, Ngala
John has been a member of CPA Australia for 28 years. He served on the WA Divisional Council for three years and is the Chair of the Not-for-profit Committee. John has extensive experience in the media industry across both radio and press, and also 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
Thomas has a background in finance, controlling and project management, with prior financial leadership experience across Europe. With a passion for change and leadership, a focus on continuous improvement, an open ear and a strong analytical mind, he hopes to improve CPA Australia’s member engagement in Western Australia.
Tracy Jones CPA – Deputy President
Vice President Performance Excellence, Financial Services, Woodside Energy Ltd
Tracy has 25 years’ experience working predominately in the WA mining and resources sector. She’s been the Vice President of Performance Excellence at Woodside Energy Ltd since 2018, 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.
Erica Haddon FCPA – Councillor
CEO, Navigating Innovation
Erica is the CEO, Chair and a non-executive director of Navigating Innovation, her own advisory business. Throughout her career, she’s honed skills in audit and risk, innovation and culture change, and the connection of profit and purpose. Erica has been a CPA for more than 20 years and has worked for RAC WA, Wesfarmers Energy (Wesfarmers Limited) and Argyle Diamonds (Rio Tinto Limited).
Tanvi Haria FCPA – Councillor
CFO/General Manager Commercial and Corporate Services, Fremantle Ports
Tanvi has more than 25 years of broad business experience in leadership, strategy, corporate governance and commercial and financial management. She’s the CFO and member of the Executive Leadership Team at Fremantle Ports, with oversight of finance, ICT and procurement. Tanvi is also Secretary to the Board at Fremantle Ports and an Affiliate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Quentin Hooper FCPA – Councillor
Commercial Manager – Infrastructure Services, Fortescue Metals Group Limited
Quentin has been with Fortescue for 13 years, overseeing massive construction projects and the rapid ramp-up of operations. His previous experience includes roles within the agricultural, manufacturing and mining industries, including fly-in-fly-out roles. He was acknowledged on INTHEBLACK’s inaugural Top 40 Under 40 list.
Helen Lo Presti CPA – Councillor
Senior Accountant, Aspen Corporate
Sector: Public practice
Helen has more than 20 years’ experience working with Aspen Corporate in public practice, delivering taxation and business services advice to small-medium businesses from a diverse range of industries. In her role, Helen strives for excellence in service for clients to help them establish or grow business and prepare them for succession.
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’s been a CPA for 20+ years, 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 leads the Executive Education area in the School of Business and Law at Edith Cowan University. From 2013–19 he worked as the Assistant Commissioner of Taxation at the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) before retiring. Prior to this, Tim was the General Manager of Regulatory Affairs at WorkCover WA. He’s completed a Master of Taxation at UNSW and has an interest in the future of the accounting profession and accounting education.
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.
Andrew Seinor FCPA – Councillor
Chief Executive, The H Factor
Sector: Public practice
Andrew has been a member of CPA Australia for almost 25 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, and has held positions in large private, family owned, and publicly-listed businesses.
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.