ICAEW Vic/Tas Network
The ICAEW Members in Victoria member group was launched in May 2004, to provide support and focus for members based in Victoria.
David Dawson President
David was a partner with BDO Business Recovery in the UK. He moved to Melbourne in 2001 and has since run a turnaround practice Dawson Consulting Pty Ltd and held Financial Controller positions for groups of companies with turnover over $100 million. David enjoys developing events for ICAEW members.
Nicola Cordell Lean In Organiser
Nicola qualified as an Accountant whilst working for Duncan & Toplis Chartered Accountants in the East Midlands. She moved to Australia in 2012, and worked for Warakirri Asset Management as an Accountant for 2 1/2 years. She is now a Financial and Investment Accountant at AIA Australia.
Conor O'Neil Younger Members
Conor qualified as a Chartered Accountant whilst working for PwC in Reading, UK. He moved to Melbourne in 2014 to join PwC Australia, and continues to work there in the role of assurance manager.
Margarita Larraga Bielsa CABA Contact
Margarita commenced her career in the UK working in audit and restructuring services. She joined KPMG and transferred to Melbourne 4 years ago. Margarita left professional services in 2015 to join Toll Group, the largest transport and logistics company in Australia.
Kim Doan Treasurer
Kim commenced her career in audit in the UK with HLB Vantis Audit. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, she then transferred to Melbourne in 2006 to work for HLB Mann Judd. She left public practise in 2008 to work for Hastings Funds Management – a leading fund manager of infrastructure, property, alternative debt and private equity. Kim has worked in a number of roles across both the Debt, Equity Fund accounting teams as well as Corporate Finance.
Jane Kahler Communications Manager
Jane started her career in the UK qualifying as a CA whilst working in audit and assurance. She moved to Australia in 2005 and is Group Financial Controller for the Intrepid Travel Group.
Simon Fletcher Deputy Chair
Simon qualified with Deloitte in London and subsequently worked in various banking roles for Barclays Capital, Bear Stearns and JP Morgan. He moved to Sydney in 2009 and worked for National Australia Bank for eight years before moving to Melbourne and is currently CFO and Head of Research for BondAdviser.
Mark Ellison Communications
Mark qualified in Manchester, then worked for KPMG in London, New York and Paris. He was CFO of several companies in Europe, and later a partner with EY in Paris before joining a private equity portfolio company in Hong Kong as CFO. He moved to Melbourne in 2017 as a Senior Advisor with Hindal Corporate, working principally with private equity. Mark helped to set up the ICEAW groups in New York and Paris, and joined the Melbourne committee in 2018.
Andrew Fisher Secretary
Andrew qualified with BDO Manchester region in the 1980s, and after a stint with a large West Country network of firms decided to emigrate to Australia in 2002. Since then, he has been with Banks Group in Hawthorn, and oversees the busy audit division as partner.
Umair Murtaza Committee member
Umair commenced his career in 2004 with PwC Pakistan. He later relocated to the Middle East where he qualified as an ICAEW Chartered Accountant while leading the Financial Planning and Analysis department of a diversified multi-billion dollar conglomerate. Umair has previously been affiliated with ICAEW in the Middle East to promote the ICAEW brand particularly among leading business schools in the region. Umair recently moved to Melbourne towards the end of 2018.