ICAEW Members in Queensland
The ICAEW Members in Queensland member group was launched in 2010, to provide support and focus for members based in Queensland.
Vargo Bamfield Chair
Vargo qualified in the UK having trained within a small to medium sized accounting practice, following which Vargo spent time working with KPMG in audit. On moving to Queensland in 2005, Vargo worked in a number of position in small to large entities specialising in a number of key finance functions. Over the last 10 years, Vargo has worked in the Electricity distribution and transmission industry. Vargo became Chair of the Queensland Branch in 2020.
Treasurer: Tim Allman Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Tim qualified in the UK with PwC and worked in public practice in the UK and Luxembourg prior to moving to Australia with PwC in 2002. Tim is currently a partner within the Assurance practice in PwC Brisbane. He has provided assurance (external & Internal), accounting advice, transaction and independent expert services to a broad base of clients. From an industry perspective Tim has covered many industries but in more recent years has had a particular focus on energy, oil & gas and infrastructure related industries. Tim has been involved with the Queensland member group since it was launched in 2010.
Gill qualified in UK whilst working for Price Bailey in Bishops Stortford. She held a financial controller role in Pharma before moving to Brisbane with her young family in 1995. Her Australian career started in not for profit sector then moved into legal practice management, holding finance manager roles and broader practice management looking after IT and HR in addition to her finance roles. Gill joined the Queensland branch committee in 2019. When she is not working she likes to go hiking in the Gold Coast Hinterland or spend time at the beach. Life is tough!
Sarah qualified with Humphrey & Co in Eastbourne before leaving the UK. On moving to Australia, she spent seven years in Sydney before moving to Brisbane in 2016. Sarah has worked in various commercial roles in business development, strategic planning, financial modelling, analytics, and change management. She is a business partner to drive the strategic agenda across large enterprises and is currently employed with Tabcorp as a Commercial Manager in Lotteries & Keno. She has been on the committee of the Queensland Branch since 2019.