Our Leadership Teams
The IPA is managed by a globally experienced and committed team. The Senior Leadership team makes decisions involving our day-to-day operation, and is chaired by the Chief Executive, Andrew Conway. The team implement initiatives, programs and policies arising from our Board's decisions to ensure we deliver a wide range of effective services to our members.
Through our extensive network of stakeholders in industry and government, the Board and the Senior Leadership team continue to influence the direction of accounting and financial services, both in the local and international marketplace.
Andrew Conway FIPA
Chief Executive Officer
A former Australian Government Treasury Ministry Chief of Staff, Andrew holds the record of being the youngest CEO of a public entity, when in 2009 he was 28 at the time of his appointment. Andrew has represented Australia at a range of International events including APEC, G20 and World Trade Organisation.
Andrew was awarded the 2011 Young Professional of the Year award, appointed an adjunct Professor of Accounting at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics was appointed by the Victorian Governor as a Director of Eastern Health and in 2001 and was awarded the Centenary of Federation Medal through the Order of Australia. Andrew's academic background and qualifications are in Commerce, education and commercial law.
In November 2014, Andrew was announced as one of the AFR Boss Magazine's Young Executives of the Year. The award process is an intensive one - Andrew underwent a thorough nomination process including forms, panel interview and a comprehensive leadership simulation, which gave him the chance to have his approach to life and career assessed externally and use it as a development opportunity. This award cements Andrew's position as one of Australia's leading and most promising CEOs.
Brett Maloney FIPA
Chief Financial Officer
Brett, a Fellow of the IPA , holds a Bachelor of Business in Accounting and has held senior finance roles both in Australia and in the UK. Prior to joining the IPA , Brett has previously worked for ASX listed and private companies with commercial experience across the Manufacturing, Distribution, and Services sectors.
Brett leads the IPA teams responsible for Finance, Corporate Services, Quality Assurance, Human Resources, IT and Corporate Policy. Brett is committed to raising the profile of the IPA, whilst maximising the value provided to all members.
Executive General Manager, Member Services
Michael is responsible for the strategic direction of the IPA's education and immigration assessment units, focusing on the IPA's flagship academic offering, the IPA Program, delivered in partnership with the University of New England. A critical focus of Michael's team is to enhance IPA recognition and awareness across the academic arena and managing relationships with government departments, including the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and representing the IPA on a number of panels advising the government on accountants migrating to Australia.
Michael joined the IPA in 2012, having relocated back to Australia after spending twelve years working overseas in senior leadership positions in London and New York for global organisations including Deloitte, the investment bank J.P. Morgan and The Washington Post's educational arm, Kaplan. Michael has focused his career on various disciplines of brand, marketing and postgraduate educational development. Michael's academic qualifications are in Marketing, Law and Commerce, and he is a Fellow of the UK's Chartered Institute of Marketing.
Director, Strategic Alliances
Lloyd joined the Institute of Public Accountants in September 2005, where he led the area of Member Knowledge, responsible for the effective delivery of high quality training and development to the IPA member base. Lloyd's current role as Director of Strategic Alliances sees him develop and strategically manage relationships with a number of organisations and forums, both in Australia and overseas, further extending the IPA's reach into new markets and territories.
Lloyd holds a MBA from Monash University and an undergraduate degree in accounting.
Lloyd's experience in Australia and overseas includes higher education teaching and leadership roles in Malaysia and the Middle East.
Executive General Manager, Marketing & Partnerships
An experienced Marketing & Communications and Business Development professional, Catherine brings significant experience in professional services, professional association and government sectors to her role as Executive General Manager, Marketing & Partnerships. Responsible for strategic methodology and rollout of key organisational initiatives across both the corporate and government sector, Catherine's team manages key stakeholder and partner relationships across the IPA on both a national and international basis. Catherine also leads the organisation's marketing and communications team at the IPA.
Catherine's educational background covers postgraduate qualifications in Marketing through RMIT, in addition to her Bachelor Degree in Business, Human Resources and Local Government.
Executive General Manager, Member Growth
Coordinating and managing the overall performance and strategic direction of the Australian and International divisions fall under Arthur's remit as Executive General Manager, Member Growth.
Arthur brings a wealth of management, marketing and communications knowledge gained over 14 years in Australia and in the UK. He has worked with some of the most recognised global brands in financial services. In that time he has been involved in all aspects of marketing communications, management, planning and research. His aim is to ensure the growth of the Institute of Public Accountants both in Australia and overseas with the accompanying recognition of our members. Arthur holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing and Spanish from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.
Executive General Manager, Advocacy & Technical
Vicki came to the IPA in June 2007 from Federal Treasury, where she worked in tax policy, financial literacy, prudential regulation and in the Office of Best Practice Regulation on secondment. Prior to this Vicki worked as a lawyer in private practice specialising in commercial litigation both in Australia and overseas. Vicki holds a Bachelor of Jurisprudence, Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Business Administration (International Business).
At the IPA , Vicki leads the team responsible for policy and advocacy work, as well as the innovation part of the business unit, which focuses on matters of interest to small business and small to medium practices.
Executive General Manager, People and Capability
Judy has had an extensive background in teaching, teacher education, leadership development and HR. She has been in the workforce for many years and has had experience in Sweden, where she had a global role, and she has also worked in South Africa.
Judy worked with the IPA as a consultant for 2 years before joining us in this new role in January 2016. In this role Judy will develop and implement a Group Cultural Investment plan to drive member growth. She will also focus on understanding the key drivers that are impacting the engagement of employees and through this analysis identify and prioritise action areas that will improve, monitor and sustain employee engagement.
She holds a Bachelor in Education and Graduate Diploma Educational Administration.