ARITA Staff

Our small and energetic team has 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 ARITA Executive and is responsible for the execution of ARITA's strategic direction and the day to day running of the organisation.

Membership Manager

Rebecca Hadfield 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.

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 responsible for assisting the National Committee with technical issues, writing submissions, liaising with legislators and regulators and developing training courses and materials. In June 2015, Kim also took over responsibility for the strategic planning and development of ARITA's education program. Kim was awarded with the ARITA President's Award in 2015.

Legal Director

Mark Wellard's 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.

Policy & Standards Director

Narelle Ferrier is responsible for overseeing compliance with ARITA's professional standards and the further development of the its education and continuing professional development programs.  She is also responsible for assisting with technical issues, formulating submissions and liaising with legislators and regulators.

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.

Education Administrator

Adriaan Henning helps with the administration, coordination and delivery of ARITA’s national education program and also looks after education-related customer support.

Head of Marketing 

Silja Schoppmann 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 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.

Events Coordinator

Samantha Gaughan 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.

Communication & Publications Manager

Charles Cuninghame manages all ARITA’s publications, helps optimise communications and assists with consultation and inquiry submissions. He is also editor of the ARITA Journal.

Accounts & Administration Assistant

Le Nguyen is responsible for assisting Members with access to the website, registrations and payments.

Executive Assistant to the CEO/Board & Committees Coordinator

Rosanna Hurley assists the CEO to keep major projects on track and provides administrative support to ARITA’s Board and Committees.