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
Project Manager, Australian Taxation Office
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
Address: 3 Kiamala Crescent
Killara NSW 2071
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.
Claire Davis FCA
Leadership Performance Coach
Tel: 0044 (0)424 42 158
Address: Ferny Grove, QLD 4055, Australia
Claire qualified in the UK when working with Ernst & Young. Claire moved into the social housing sector with roles including Director of Resources and Group Finance Director.
On moving to Queensland in 2005, Claire worked in both commercial and not for profit sectors with roles including Chief Finance Office and Director of Corporate Services. Over the last 11 years, Claire has been a Board Member and has coached Partners and senior executives in major brands. Claire became Chair of the Queensland Branch in 2017.
Director, PI-Supply Chain & Operations
Telephone number (61) 409 676 646
Address: c/o EY
GPO Box 1271
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
Address: 10/420 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne,
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.
National Technical Director, RSM Australia
Tel: +61 8 9261 9374
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.