The ARITA Office is located in Sydney, and houses a small and energetic team that together offer a wide range of professional and association expertise, and many years of diverse experience.

Meet our team:




Chief Executive Officer

John Winter joined ARITA in February 2014. As Chief Executive Officer, he is a member of the ARITA Executive and is responsible for the execution of ARITA's strategic direction and the day-to-day running of the organisation.

Financial Controller

Anne Irvin joined ARITA in November 2014 and is in charge of ARITA’s accounts. Her role involves all matters financial.


Policy & Education Director

Kim Arnold is Policy & Education Director at ARITA, and is responsible for policy development, submissions to Government inquiries, liaising with legislators and regulators and also manages ARITA’s education policy and technical content. Kim managed ARITA’s response to the Insolvency Law Reform Act 2016 and is the subject matter expert in the ILRA. She was also the recipient of an ARITA President’s Award in May 2015.

Technical & Standards Director

Narelle Ferrier joined ARITA in February 2012. Narelle is responsible for overseeing compliance with ARITA’s professional standards and the technical content of ARITA’s major events. She also attends to technical issues, formulating submissions and liaising with legislators and regulators.



Legal Director

Mark Wellard is ARITA’s Legal Director. His duties include providing legal input into ARITA’s inquiry and consultation submissions, monitoring legal and practice developments in insolvency and restructuring, and writing technical content for the website and Journal.




Membership Manager

Rebecca Hadfield joined ARITA in November 2016. She is responsible for managing the national membership, including ongoing administration and renewals to new business development. Her objective is to always ensure that members continue to receive the highest quality in member services and benefits. Rebecca was previously the Membership Engagement Manager at an international accounting body.


Head of Operations (Education)

Raquel Bortoletto works closely with the Policy and Education Director to coordinate and ensure the smooth running of ARITA's education courses and training offerings.



Head of Marketing 

Silja Schoppmann joined ARITA in August 2013. Silja heads the Marketing & Events team and is responsible for the development and implementation of our marketing, events and communications strategy across the business, for our sponsorship and advertising relationships and for our website and print publications. 

Events Manager

Catherine Spence joined ARITA in June 2015. As our Events Manager, Catherine works closely with the Head of Marketing in the detailed planning, organisation and delivery of ARITA’s Events program including Forums, Seminars, Networking Events and the annual National and Division Conferences.

Communications & Publications Manager

Charles Cuninghame oversees ARITA’s communications, publications and social media, and supports the CEO with media relations.


Events Coordinator

Samantha Gaughan joined the Marketing & Events team in August 2016 as ARITA's Events Coordinator. Samantha works closely with the Events Manager in the administration, coordination and delivery of ARITA’s national events program and is also looking after the events related customer support.

Le Nguyen

Accounts and Administration Assistant

Le Nguyen joined ARITA in May 2016 and is the Accounts / Administration Officer at ARITA. She is responsible for assisting Members with access to the website, registrations and payments.


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