New 2019/2020 ARITA Board

Following the 2019 Annual General Meeting, ARITA welcomes its new Board.

This is the first Board appointed under our new governance structure which reduced the number of Divisional appointees to one per Division and removed the direct appointments by CAANZ and CPA Australia.

As per the new rules, the President, Deputy President and the five directors appointed by Divisions met, and have appointed five additional directors. Those additional directors were selected specifically to address gaps in representation that included only a single Registered Trustee and no members from small practices being put forward by the Division Committee election process.

The Board now has:

  • 69% accountants and 23% lawyers
  • 69% Registered Liquidators and 31% Registered Trustees
  • 15% small, 38% medium and 38% large practice representation
  • 31% female and 69% male
  • geographic representation of 5 directors from NSW/ACT, 2 from Vic/Tas, 2 from Qld, 2 from SA/NT and 1 from WA.

ARITA Executive

Scott Atkins RITF – President [Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright]

Michael Brereton RITF – Deputy President [Director, William Buck]

Robyn McKern RITF – Vice President - (Directly appointed by the Board under s20.3 of the Constitution) [Partner, McGrathNicol]

John Winter – CEO and Company Secretary

Other directors

Rachel Burdett-Baker RITF (Appointed by the Vic/Tas Division) [Partner, Cor Cordis]

Mike Hayes RITF (Appointed by the SA/NT Division) [Partner, Piper Alderman]

Jason Porter RITF (Appointed by the NSW/ACT Division) [Director, SV Partners]

Cliff Rocke RITF (Appointed by the WA Division) [Partner, Cor Cordis]

Peter Schmidt RITF (Appointed by the Qld Division) [Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright]

Kate Barnet RITF (Directly appointed by the Board under s20.3 of the Constitution) [Partner, Bentleys Corporate Recovery]

Bruce Gleeson RITF (Directly appointed by the Board under s20.3 of the Constitution) [Principal, Jones Partners]

Anthony Phillips RITF (Directly appointed by the Board under s20.3 of the Constitution) [Director, Heard Phillips Lieberenz]

Kelly Trenfield RITF (Directly appointed by the Board under s20.3 of the Constitution) [Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting]

Ross McClymont RITF – Immediate Past President (non-voting) [Partner, Ashurst]

Thank you to outgoing directors

The Board also thanked and acknowledged the service of outgoing directors Robyn Erskine (former President and CPA rep), David Lombe (former President and CAANZ rep), Mike McCann (former President), Alan Scott and Geoff Green.