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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.

About us

The aims of the member group are to:

  • Represent the views of Australian members to ICAEW, other stakeholders and relevant bodies;
  • Represent ICAEW and Australian members in the local business and wider community of Victoria and Tasmania;
  • Reflect and support the aims, objectives and strategies of ICAEW;
  • Organise and promote activities to achieve these objectives; and
  • Facilitate networking amongst members.

The committee builds links with members of other overseas chartered accounting institutes who live in Australia. We also encourage participation with Australian members of the other British institutes.

The executive committee of the ICAEW Vic/Tas Network includes members from a range of backgrounds, experience and length of time in Australia.

Contact us: Melbourne.Citygroup@icaew.com

Events Subcommittee

The Events Subcommittee arranges social and educational events and activities that allow members and their guests to meet and develop their skills and networks in an informal atmosphere. These events provide an opportunity to connect with the local business community. They also support ICAEW members settling into the state.

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

Educational events include speakers on subjects of interest to members, technical seminars with a UK emphasis, and access to the educational programmes of local providers.

Get in touch with any suggestions for events in your area, or if you have any interest in joining the committee.

Contact us: Melbourne.Citygroup@icaew.com

Join the ICAEW Vic/Tas Network Committee

New committee members are always welcome. Whether you are new to Australia or a long-term resident, working in practice, commerce, or other areas, we would value your participation.

It’s a great way to build or expand your local network, to get involved in technical and social activities, and to contribute to raising the profile of ICAEW and members in Australia.

Members interested in joining the committee should contact the Chairperson.

Contact us: Melbourne.Citygroup@icaew.com

  • Photograph of David Dawson 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 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.

  • Image of margarita 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 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 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.

  • Committee Member 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 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 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 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.