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Australia's contact members

There are seven contact members in Australia. They are your points of contact for members' enquiries and act as ambassadors in promoting the ICAEW's strategy and brand within Australia.

Contact Members' details


Mark Boyd

Project Manager, Australian Taxation Office

Email: mark_boyd71@hotmail.com

Mark Boyd


Mark completed his CA in the UK and worked in various industry roles before immigrating to Australia in late 2007 to take up a role within the Australian Commonwealth Public Service.

Mark initially settled in Perth, where he met his now wife and completed a Masters in International Taxation in 2010.

In 2016, Mark transferred to Canberra and, having two young children, has grown to value the Canberra lifestyle and family friendly environment.

His current role involves managing projects that enhance productivity and make it easier for clients to interact with government.

New South Wales

Richard Stokes BSc (Hons) FCA

Stokes Partners International

Tel: 00 612 9416 5634
Email: Richard@stokespartners.com.au
Address: 3 Kiamala Crescent
Killara NSW 2071


Photograph of Richard Stokes

Richard qualified with Price Waterhouse & Co in Newcastle upon Tyne before moving into the financial services sector.

After nearly five years in the City in the unit trust industry, he travelled extensively in Africa before working for a merchant bank in Johannesburg, eventually arriving in Australia in 1984.

In Sydney he worked with various investment management companies before setting up his own specialist consultancy firm in 1989. Stokes Partners International provides consultancy services to investment businesses offering managed investment schemes in product development, compliance and training.

Richard is an external compliance committee member for managed investment schemes offered by State Street Global Advisors, Auscap Asset Management, PM Capital, and MAN Investments Australia.

He is a non-executive director, and a compliance advisor to boutique fund managers.

Richard is married to Jan who is a Chartered Accountant and the Sydney City Group Co-ordinator. They have two adult sons.

South Australia

Martin Bowens 

Director, PI-Supply Chain & Operations

Telephone number (61) 409 676 646
Email: martinbowens@icloud.com
Address: c/o EY
GPO Box 1271
SA 5001


Martin Bowqn

Martin qualified with Grant Thornton in Leicester in 1997. He has worked across Audit, Corporate Finance, Project Finance and Performance Improvement departments of Grant Thornton and EY.  Martin joined EY in 2004 in Manchester and relocated to Adelaide in South Australia in June 2012. 

Martin has worked on complex multi-stakeholder projects in UK, US, Europe, South Africa and Australia. 

Martin is married with 4 young children.

Victoria and Tasmania

Brian Jones FCA

Director, Ahead for Business Pty Ltd

Tel: 00 613 9867 7711
Email: bnj@aheadforbusiness.com.au
Address: 10/420 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne,
Vic 3004


Photo of Brian Jones

Brian has lived and worked in Australia for 30 years. He spent several years with BP Australia in Melbourne in corporate and treasury accounting roles, before setting up a professional chartered accounting and business advisory practice in 1989 (Ahead For Business Pty Ltd),  splitting into two entities in 2010 with forensic accounting in Forensic Accountants Australia Pty Ltd.

Brian is an FCA and is also currently president of the Graduate Management Association of Australia (Victorian Chapter) and a member of the Melbourne Business Network Committee.

Western Australia

Ralph Martin

National Technical Director, RSM Australia

Tel: +61 8 9261 9374
Email: ralph.martin@rsm.com.au


Ralph Martin

Ralph is the National Technical Director of RSM in Australia. He has over 15 years’ experience in accounting and auditing and is an expert on financial reporting and auditing standards. His previous experience includes work at PwC and Crowe Horwath, both in client facing audit roles, and as a technical specialist. Ralph has worked in the UK, Sydney, Perth and New Zealand.

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