future thinkers

Inspiring stories of leadership and innovation in business

Member stories    Future Thinkers 

CPA Australia’s Future Thinkers series tells the remarkable stories of members shifting the dial in business, the community and society.



Michael Gabriel

MICHAEL GABRIEL

Michael Gabriel FCPA has steered some of the world’s best-known multinational organisations. 

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Liam Twigger

LIAM TWIGGER

Liam Twigger CPA swapped dreams of becoming a professional footballer for a storied corporate career.

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Shelley Cable

SHELLEY CABLE

For visionary accountant Shelley Cable, knocking down the barriers to financial literacy is the key to long-term social change.

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Anne La Fontaine

ANNE LA FONTAINE

For Anne La Fontaine FCPA, accounting isn’t just about profits and revenues – it’s also about ushering organisations through the seismic technological changes that are rewriting business.

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Robyn Jacobson

Robyn Jacobson

Robyn Jacobson FCPA was just a teenager when she stumbled on her future path, now she’s demystifying the complex world of Australian tax for businesses and individuals.

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Steve Rossingh

Steve Rossingh

Discover why Steve Rossingh, a Kamilaroi man from Northern New South Wales, made the decision to study accounting and how it allowed him to contribute toward a once-in-a-generation change.

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James Young

JAMES YOUNG

To take a closer look at how accountants are disrupting and innovating, James Young discusses his early studies and how he turned his passion for business into a successful accounting career.

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Emma Young

EMMA YOUNG

To celebrate National Volunteering week, Emma Young ASA reveals the ways in which her skills as an accountant and passion for volunteering has helped steer fast-growing not-for-profit Orange Sky.

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Jacquetta Griggs

JACQUETTA GRIGGS

To deep dive into the changing face of accounting, Jacquetta Griggs FCPA discusses the importance of professional development in helping the industry stay ahead of the curve.

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Peter Johnson

PETER JOHNSON

Discover why Peter Johnson FCPA believes accountants need to break new ground as a result of the growth of self-managed super funds.

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Paul Ho

PAUL HO

To celebrate Chinese New Year, Paul Ho FCPA charts the growth of the Greater Bay Area scheme and what this ultimately means for the future of accounting.

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The Future Thinkers series can be found across Qantas Domestic wi-fi enabled flights and across My QView in Qantas Club and Business Lounges nationally.