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.

Policy & Education Director

Kim Arnold RITF is responsible for assisting with technical issues, writing submissions and liaising with legislators. In June 2015, Kim also took over responsibility for the planning and development of ARITA's education program. Kim was awarded the ARITA President's Award in 2015.

Kim works Monday - Thursday. Technical queries should be directed to the Specialist Team via Ask ARITA  (Professional and Associate Members only).

Technical & Standards Director

Narelle Ferrier RITF is responsible for overseeing compliance with ARITA's professional standards, assisting with technical issues, formulating submissions and liaising with legislators and regulators.

Narelle works Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Technical queries should be directed to the Specialist Team via Ask ARITA  (Professional and Associate Members only).

Operations Director

Raquel Bortoletto works closely with the Head of Marketing, Policy and Education Director and Education and Events Teams to coordinate and ensure the smooth running of ARITA's events and training offerings. Raquel was awarded the ARITA President's Award in 2020.

Communication and Publications Manager

Tim Benson reports to the Head of Marketing and leads the editorial process, and editorial committee, for ARITA’s quarterly magazine Journal.  Tim is also responsible for developing innovative and creative ways of communicating with ARITA members. 

Education Administrator

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

Kate works part-time with flexible hours.

Head of Marketing

Vanessa Gilbert oversees ARITA’s marketing strategy, working closely with the membership, communications and events teams to enhance ARITA’s position as Australia’s preeminent association for  restructuring, insolvency and turnaround professionals.

Vanessa works Monday – Thursday.

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.

Rebecca works Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

Financial Controller

Mark Hartill is in charge of ARITA’s accounts. His role involves all matters financial.

Education Administrator

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

Office Manager

Le Nguyen is responsible for the day-to-day administrative functions of the business and managing the association's general activities. She ensures uniformity of processes, practices and data integrity of our memberships. She also provides support to members with access to the website, registrations and operational financial accounting functions.

Events Producer

Catherine Render assists the Events team in producing ARITA's events, including divisional and national conferences, forums and seminars.

Catherine works Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Events Coordinator

Rachael Taylor helps with the administration, coordination and delivery of ARITA’s events and also looks after events-related customer support.

Rachael works Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.