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ICAEW Members in New South Wales

The ICAEW Members in New South Wales member group supports members in Australia and works to increase awareness of the ACA brand in Australia.

About us

The aims of the group are to:

  • represent the view of Australian members to ICAEW, other stakeholders and relevant bodies;
  • represent ICAEW and the ACA members in the local business and wider community of New South Wales;
  • reflect and support the aims, objectives and strategy of ICAEW; and 
  • organise and promote activities to achieve these objectives.

Contact us: Sydney.Citygroup@icaew.com

Global Accounting Alliance in Australia

GAA passport  

As a member of the Global Accounting Alliance (GAA), ICAEW members are entitled to a range of reciprocal benefits through Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. 

Details of the benefits available, and information on how to register, can be found on the GAA area of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand website.

Joining Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

As an ICAEW member, you can join Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand under the recognised overseas accounting body route. If you would like to discuss routes to membership, costs and process, please call: 1300 137 322, or email the service department.

Requirements for operating a practice  

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand have information for the requirements of operating a practice in Australia on their website, under the practice management section.

Social subcommittee

The social subcommittee arranges social events and activities that allow members and their guests to meet in an informal atmosphere.

Events include new member initiatives, alumni events and social and networking activities.

If you have suggestions for future social events please email Sydney.Citygroup@icaew.com.

  • Keith Pattison, Secretary for NSW member group Keith Pattison Committee Chair

    Keith qualified with KPMG in London and transferred to Sydney in 1987. He has fulfilled a series of commercial roles since 1992 in the Investment Fund, FMCG, Construction, Entertainment, Mining and Industrial Industries and is currently CFO & Director Corporate Services for the RPC Group.

  • Richard Stokes Richard Stokes Committee Member and Contact Member for NSW

    Richard set up his own consultancy firm in 1989, Stokes Partners International. He is an external compliance committee member for various investments schemes, a compliance advisor to fund managers, and acts as a compliance officer to boutique fund managers. He presents training courses on unit trust operations for Kaplan Professional in Australia and in Asia.

  • Clare Bewsher Clare Bewsher Committee Member and Council Member for Oceania

    Clare trained with Smith & Williamson before joining PwC's International Corporate Tax team. She is self-employed, enjoying a mix of contracting and tax consultancy. In June 2013, Clare was elected as ICAEW's first Council Member for Oceania.

  • Diane Potter Committee Member

    Diane qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1992. Soon after qualifying she moved to industry, having a number of finance roles in the UK before moving to Sydney in 2004. Diane is an experienced commercial finance professional with over 15 years working in the fast moving Global Telecoms sector. Her current role is as a Customer Business Controller, leading the financial & commercial support for a large customer focused sales, delivery & operational team.

  • Sara Lam Secretary

    Sara has been responsible for providing finance services to large, complex engineering and ICT projects with multi-national corporations and government agencies in Australia, New Zealand and Asia Pacific. She specializes in implementing substantial business initiatives and operational improvements

  • Marie d'Cruz Marie dCruz Committee Member

    Marie is Payroll/HR Manager at Glencore Australia. She is an FCA experienced financial controller who has worked in blue chip commercial, not for profit and professional environments.

  • Adam Sealey Adam Sealey Committee member

    Adam qualified with a mid-tier firm in Somerset, assisting small and medium sized farming businesses with their tax and business affairs. He emigrated to Sydney in 2018 and has a keen interest in assisting ICAEW members to settle in to life in Australia, holding social events for Younger Members on a regular basis. He currently works within the Business Advisory team at RSM.

  • Holly Styles Holly Stiles committee member

    Holly is a Corporate Finance Partner at Grant Thornton, specialising in M&A and capital markets working across the Sydney and Brisbane markets.

  • Simon Keeling Simon Keeling Treasurer

    Simon moved to Sydney in November 2018 after working for Crowe in London for 8 years. He currently leads the Emerging Companies team at PwC where he works with high growth early stage businesses. Simon also sits on the ICAEW Tech Faculty board. Outside of work, Simon enjoys spending time around Sydney’s coastline and exploring local breweries.

  • Tom Johns Tom Johns Deputy Chair and CABA Ambassador