Congratulations to the 2021 Office Bearers.

  • President – Warwick Syphers FCPA (Aust.)
  • Deputy President – Dr Nigel Garrow FCPA (Aust.)
  • Deputy President – Catherine Riney FCPA (Aust.)

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:

Colleen Schooling
Regional Head of EU and UAE
[email protected]


Warwick Syphers

Warwick Syphers FCPA (Aust.) – President

Executive Director, Adstream Group

Sector: Media

Warwick is based in London and has spent 30 years in the media and healthcare sectors. Warwick held positions as CFO and CEO in publicly listed companies in the US and Australia, and is keen to share his commercial experience and promote the benefits of CPA Australia membership.

Dr Nigel Garrow

Dr Nigel Garrow FCPA (Aust.) – Deputy President

Professor, Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University

Sector: Higher Education

Nigel has been an academic for 10 years and has more than 30 years of senior international business experience in food and fast-moving consumer goods in Europe, USA and Australasia. He holds a PhD in mergers and acquisitions and is keen to seek more engagement between business practice and management research.

Catherine Riney

Catherine Riney FCPA (Aust.) – Deputy President

Founder, Our World Travel Logs

Sector: SME

Catherine started her career with EY before moving to work in a range of management accounting, organisational change and senior management positions in Australia and the UK. She works to develop sustainable business awareness, and started Our World Travel Logs in 2017, which saw her win an award for entrepreneurship.

Garth Britton

Garth Britton CPA (Aust.) – Councillor

Change Professional, Director of GCALC Solutions Un Limited

Sector: Financial services

Garth has more than 20 years’ combined experience in the accounting and financial sectors. Since moving to London in 2007, he’s specialised in change management for investment and retail banks by providing services for delivering business, finance and treasury transformations, regulatory risk compliance projects and the implementation of local and global IT systems. He’s also a qualified Agile Scrum Master and PRINCE2 Practitioner.

Christopher Burke

Christopher Burke FCPA (Aust.) – Councillor

Founder and CEO, Brickendon Consulting Limited

Sector: Financial services

With nearly 30 years’ experience working in large financial institutions in Australia, Europe and the US, Chris is an innovative, forward-thinking business specialist with a great mind for technology. He leads his own transformational management and technology consultancy, which specialises in solving clients’ problems with ground-breaking solutions. He is approachable, committed and an avid supporter of diversity.

Chris Crellin

Christopher Crellin FCPA (Aust.) – Councillor

Vice President, Finance – Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd (SME UK)

Sector: Media

Further to his role at SME UK, Chris has extensive finance experience in Europe and Australia, including 10 years in public practice at EY and PwC, followed by 16 years in the media sector, including with Fremantle and the BBC. He is keen to engage with those considering a career in finance and to represent current members at council.

Huggler Kerry

Kerry Huggler CPA (Aust.) – Councillor

Program and Office Manager, AoEC Switzerland

Sector: Education

Kerry has more than 20 years of experience in accounting in Australia, North America and Asia, predominantly in the healthcare sector. Currently based in Switzerland, she's seeking to utilise her experience to engage with and support the needs of CPA Australia’s regional members.

Andrea Mestrov CPA

Andrea Mestrov CPA (Aust.) – Councillor

Senior International Development Consultant, Impakt ApS

Sector: Global affairs

With COVID-19 impacting the ways members connect and support one another, Andrea is keen to meaningfully engage with members to co-create local networking and professional growth collaboratives while offering representation and perspectives from 30 years as a member in a less traditional sector.

Matthew Tilling

Matt Tilling CPA (Aust.) – Councillor

Independent Consultant, International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation

Sector: Education

Matt has more than 20 years’ experience educating and consulting on accounting standards. He's worked in academia and professional practice, including three years as the Director of Education at the International Accounting Standards Board. Matt would like to support the growth of CPA Australia in Europe and increase awareness of the work of Australian CPAs, particularly among university.