Meet our State Teams

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Antoine Lebourg
Member Growth Executive
New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory

antoine.lebourg@publicaccountants.org.au
02 8262 6002

Antoine was born in France and moved to Australia in 2008. He is a family man, and enjoys playing sports and bushwalking in the Blue Mountains with his two young boys. Antoine has been with the IPA for four years, and is currently in the role of Member Growth Executive. Contact Antoine for queries about joining the IPA or about your IPA Membership - he will always be happy to guide you through the membership process.
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Darin Abraham
Member Growth Executive
New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory

darin.abraham@publicaccountants.org.au
02 8262 6005

Living in Sydney's sunny west and originally from South Africa, Darin is a loving single father of two twenty-something lads. He is a serious movie, sci-fi and pop culture enthusiast, and enjoys working out at the gym when he is not at home cooking, baking, and cleaning up after his two boys. Darin is a Member Growth Executive, and is always up for a chat or to assist you with any questions you may have about your IPA membership.
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Stella Perez
Professional Development Coordinator
New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory

stella.perez@publicaccountants.org.au
02 8262 6003

Stella enjoys everything about the outdoors, including fishing snorkeling, and travelling across the north and south coasts of NSW with her family and friends. You can contact Stella if you have any questions about upcoming CPD events in NSW, the ACT, or online. Stella also administers the online Professional Practice Program, so feel free to reach out to her if you require any further information about this program.
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Serena Sharp
Administration Coordinator
New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory

serena.sharp@publicaccountants.org.au
02 8262 6000

A recent graduate of the University of Sydney, her role with the IPA is Serena's first full-time position. In her spare time, Serena enjoys baking and taking care of her succulent garden. As the Administration Coordinator of the Sydney Office, Serena will be the voice you hear answering calls, and responds to many member emails. Contact Serena if you are in need of a new certificate, are looking to pay membership fees, need help registering for an event, or have any general membership enquiries.
     
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Kerrie Green
Member Engagament Manager
Queensland

kerrie.green@publicaccountants.org.au
07 3034 0901

Kerrie is a dedicated association professional with over 8 years' experience working in membership organisations. She is passionate about nurturing and growing membership communities, providing value for members, and enhancing member connections. Kerrie is your best point of contact for member queries including advancements, PPC applications, IPA Program, student membership, member benefits and utilising your membership, and further involvement with the IPA. If you are unsure about where to direct your questions, please reach out to Kerrie and she will find the right contact for you.
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Nate Reddan
Member Growth Executive
Queensland

nate.reddan@publicaccountants.org.au
0447 068 835

Nate has a grassroots kind of approach to both his personal and professional life. Raised on a farm in southwest Queensland, Nate has gained experience contributing to small businesses and his local community, laying the foundations for his career. Nate chooses to work for the IPA as he believes in our core values, and fostering a culture in which he can contribute and belong. Nate’s goal is to pursue, secure and support new member growth for QLD by continually growing and on-boarding new members, as well as provide the opportunity for continuous professional growth as the first point of contact for many new members.
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Sarah Simic
National Events Project Coordinator

sarah.simic@publicaccountants.org.au
0423 497 156

Sarah is a Project Support professional, with a key interest in Information & Communications Technology and process change. With over seven years' experience working in event management, Sarah is focused on streamlining the delivery of our online events and key programs. Sarah is passionate about inspiring change and improving systems. Sarah works alongside the professional development and projects teams to deliver new initiatives, systems, and processes. You will often see Sarah at both our face-to-face and online events.
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Bridget Sweeney
Administration Coordinator
Queensland

bridget.sweeney@publicaccountants.org.au
07 3034 0900

With an eclectic mix of professional experience, Bridget likes to take new challenges head-on with a smile. She enjoys assisting colleagues wherever she can, and loves being part of a strong team. Having lived and worked all over the world, she believes in providing efficient and quality service to all. Bridget aims to ensure the smooth running of the Queensland office from an administrative view. She is your first point of contact in the office and handles queries including member certificates, invoices, CPD registrations, and other general enquiries. If Bridget can't handle your request, she'll point you in the right direction.
   
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Jack Campion
Member Engagement Manager
South Australia & Northern Territory

jack.campion@publicaccountants.org.au
08 8100 8504

Jack has a passion for leading and engaging with communities. Members are encouraged to contact Jack with any enquiries surrounding their membership including advancement, education, engagement activities, along with other member benefits and resources. Jack is joining the IPA after eight years in the sports governance and participation space, where he led and delivered large-scale recruitment and retention programs at a grassroots level, which was followed by a stint in education. Outside of work, he is a big cricket and rugby union fan, and a strong Port Adelaide supporter. He can often be found spending time near the water, either fishing, surfing, or getting sunburnt.
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Thomas Sharpe
Member Growth Executive
South Australia & Northern Territory

thomas.sharpe@publicaccountans.org.au
08 8100 8503

Tom's role is to attract and welcome new members to the IPA, to guide them through the application process, and make their entry to the IPA as smooth, friendly, and professional as possible. Current members may also contact Tom with questions about upskilling, or to refer colleagues to the IPA. Outside of work, Tom loves to stay active. He particularly enjoys AFL, and is a current SANFL League Umpire. Living in the Adelaide Hills with his young family, Tom likes to relax by putting on a record or two and enjoying a glass of Adelaide's finest red wine.
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Claudia Capurso
National Professional Development Coordinator

claudia.capurso@publicaccountants.org.au
08 8100 8502

Claudia is the National Professional Development Coordinator at the IPA, and is based in the Adelaide Office. Her main focus is on organising the IPA's large-scale events, such as National Congress, State Conferences, and Retreats. Members may contact Claudia if they have a CPD enquiry or would like to register for an event. In her downtime, you can often find Claudia perfecting her pizza making skills and trying out new recipes, or walking her adopted greyhound, Ori, down at the beach.
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Claire Lontis
Administration Assistant
South Australia & Northern Territory

claire.lontis@publicaccountants.org.au
08 8100 8500

Claire comes from a media background, having written and edited for multiple independent arts and literary publications. Claire is the first point of contact for any member enquiries. You may contact her with general questions or concerns, and she will be able to assist, or put you in contact with the appropriate staff member. In her spare time, Claire can generally be found either reading or writing. 
     
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Shirley Lee
Member Engagement Manager
Victoria

shirley.lee@publicaccountants.org.au
03 8665 3163

Having worked at the IPA for over ten years, Shirley has a strong passion for providing continuous member support. She always strives to deliver a high standard of member service, and is excited to be working with the Victoria team as a Member Engagement Manager. Members may come to Shirley for member enquiries including PPC, advancement, the IPA Program, and member benefits.
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Nigel Jacobs
Member Growth Executive
Victoria & Tasmania

nigel.jacobs@publicaccountants.org.au
0456 858 081

A father of two teenage boys, Nigel enjoys mountain biking with them and riding through unchartered territories as a way to switch off. He also relishes in spending time with his family, and, being a long-term car enthusiast, enjoys getting out in his classic car to catch up with friends. Nigel is responsible for growing the membership base in Victoria and Tasmania. He believes the IPA has a strong story to tell, and works to emphasise our value to all those in public practice or commercial finance.
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Marissa Kyriacou
Professional Development Coordinator
Victoria

marissa.kyriacou@publicaccountants.org.au
03 8665 3153

As a Professional Development Coordinator in our Melbourne office, Marissa looks after our Victorian-based events, as well as National CPD Online. Marissa comes from an events and travel background, and is passionate and driven in assisting members. In and out of her professional life, she is always finding herself planning fun and memorable events for the people around her, and loves bringing people together. Outside of work, Marissa is a fun-loving foodie, with a love for travelling.
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Grace Turner
Administration Coordinator
Victoria

grace.turner@publicaccountants.org.au
03 8665 3154

Grace is a new addition to the IPA team. She is a keen horse rider, and loves spending time outdoors with her horses and other pets. Grace also enjoys painting, and being able to showcase her creativity through many outlets. She loves to learn and enjoys being in an environment where she can pick up new skills. Members may come to Grace for general enquiries, renewal payments, and assistance with navigating through member resources.
     
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Cameron Gauder
Member Engagement Manager
Western Australia

cameron.gauder@publicaccountants.org.au
08 9368 7602

Cameron has worked in the Finance and Accounting industry for the last ten years, spending time with CIPFA in the UK, before returning to Australia and working across the National Office and WA Division of CPA Australia. Cameron has experience in member engagement, retention, relationship management, professional development events, and management of divisional committees and discussion groups. Members may contact Cameron for advancement, education, PPC, and general membership enquiries.
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Angie Durkin
Member Growth Executive
Western Australia

angie.durkin@publicaccountants.org.au
08 9368 7600

Angie has many years' experience in hospitality, customer services, and sales. Her role is to attract and welcome new members to the IPA, while making the application process and entry to the IPA as smooth, friendly, and professional as possible. Angie is passionate and driven to increase the local WA membership base, and offer the best possible service to the IPA family. Based locally in Perth, Angie works very closely with the WA team and the national Member Growth team.
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Stacy Boxwell
Administration Coordinator

Western Australia

stacy.boxwell@publicaccountants.org.au
08 9368 7600

Stacy has a wide background and experience in a variety of administration roles, and is a qualified event planner. Working with Artex Risk Solutions in the Cayman Islands in Captive Insurance for over twenty years, Stacy held the position of Client Account Associate. Members may contact Stacy in our WA office for assistance with CPD events, member advancement, certificates, and any general enquires.