Board of Directors

Cheryl Mallett FIPA FFA


Division: Northern Territory

Cheryl has been an IPA member since 1996 and a Board member since November 2018. As a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Cheryl has more than 30 years’ experience as an income tax specialist/advisor. She is also an Accredited Specialist SMSF Advisor and SMSF Auditor. Winner of the 2016 IPA Northern Territory and National Practice of the Year and 2019 AMP Women in Finance – Regional Professional of the Year. Cheryl was appointed President and Board Chair in 2023, having previously held the positions of Deputy President of the IPA and Chair of the Board Audit and Risk Committee. She is Chair of the Board Executive and Nominations Committees. She has also been appointed as a Director of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) which sits within the IPA.

Julie Williams FIPA FFA


Division: Queensland

Julie has been an IPA member since 2003, having served as Queensland Divisional Councillor since 2008. Julie was the Chair of the National Divisional Council from 2010 until her election to the Board in 2017. Julie was Board President and Chair for two years and also held the positions of Deputy President of the IPA, Chair of the Nominations Committee, and Chair of the IPA Disciplinary Committee. She is also a Director of the IFA. Julie was a partner in PPB before moving to public practice as a Registered Liquidator in 2006. She is a Fellow of the IPA, CPA, and Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association; she holds an MBA and an MPA. Julie is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and the Association of Independent Insolvency Practitioners.

Annette Tasker FIPA FFA


Division: New South Wales

As a proud recipient of a “NSW IPA Member of the Year” award and a passionate FIPA, Annette has served on the NSW DAC in a variety of roles, as well as convening an IPA Discussion Group for many years. She has worked in a diverse range of roles throughout her career, including running a successful family manufacturing business while raising a family. Annette was able to upskill and transfer some of her experience into growing a bookkeeping practice, which later evolved into a thriving accounting business that has recently been sold - part of a full circle of experiences. She knows firsthand the importance of building businesses that are sustainable while juggling work/life pressures.

Annette is a Deputy President, sits on the Board Executive Committee, and Chairs the Board Audit and Risk Committee. She has also served on the Board Membership Committee.

Richard Allen FIPA FFA


Division: South Australia

Richard has been a member of the IPA since 2005 and has been in public practice since 1986. He has served as the South Australian/Northern Territory Divisional President and as President of the Council of Divisional Presidents. Richard holds degrees in Arts/Economics and Accounting and has been a Registered Tax Agent since 1995. He served on the Board of the Sturt Football Club for 11 years (including six as President) and continued serving football in SA as a Commissioner for the SANFL for a further 10 years. Richard started his own accounting firm 28 years ago. His firm had a joint venture with Johnston Grocke for three years, where he was a Director of their Business Advisory & Accounting team. He is now practicing solely as Allen & Co Accountants.

Richard is a Deputy President, sits on the Board Executive Committee, Chairs the Board Membership Committee, and sits on the Board Disciplinary Tribunal.

Michael Colin FFA FIPA


Division: United Kingdom

As a Chartered Accountant, Michael established a traditional UK regional accounting firm. His passion throughout his professional career has been the micro and small enterprise and not for profit sectors and in an academic career he taught in and researched aspects of the micro and small enterprise field. Whilst serving on the ICAEW Council, Michael was invited to join the pre-merger IFA Council and was subsequently co-opted and then elected to the IPA Board. Michael was Chief Executive of Make It Happen in Sierra Leone, an educationally focussed charity and now manages a Covid19, grant making fund in Manchester. Michael has previously Chaired the Board Audit and Risk Committee and currently sits on the Board Membership Committee.

Jason Parker FIPA FFA


Division: Tasmania

Jason served on the Tasmanian Division of the IPA as President for two years’ prior to being elected to the IPA Board in 2008. Jason previously sat on the Board Executive Committee as a Deputy President and currently Chairs the Board Disciplinary Tribunal. Jason is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Registered Tax Agent, SMSF Auditor and Registered Migration Agent. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, a Diploma in Financial Services, Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance, a Graduate Certificate in Australian Migration Law and Practice, a Bachelor of Laws, a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, and an MBA. He is an admitted legal practitioner in Tasmania. Jason is a Director and Chairman of five unlisted public companies in sectors including roadside maintenance, recreational aviation, food recycling, aquaculture and land-based drones.

Alan Pecotic MIPA AFA 


Division: Western Australia

Alan is a Chartered Accountant and has over 25 years experience in the accounting industry. He is a Director of Integrated Accounting Group, a Chartered Accounting and Business Advisory Firm that specialises in providing corporate advisory, taxation and wealth creation solutions to a wide range of small to medium sized enterprises, high net worth individuals and professional businesses.

Alan is a non-executive director of many businesses and holds various roles within the WA Sporting Industry whilst also being a Board Member at Christ the King Primary School.

Alan is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, holds a Diploma in Financial Planning and was the IPA Member of the Year for Western Australia in 2021.

Formerly the President of the WA Divisional Advisory Committee, Alan was appointed a Director of the IPA in 2023 and currently sits on the Board and Audit Risk Committee.

Dr Mark Pizzacalla FIPA FFA


Division: Victoria

Dr. Mark Pizzacalla is a Senior Partner with BDO. Mark has over 30 years of business and tax experience, including being appointed by the Federal Government to Australia’s Board of Taxation, providing ‘real time’ policy advice to the Federal Treasurer. Mark’s business experience, including as Director for various corporates and for BDO’s national practice, gives him strong insights into both the strategic and operational issues facing his clients, and provides relevance to the advice that he delivers. Mark is a regular expert commentator and presenter on business and tax issues, having contributed significant commentary through media and publications, including Lateline Business and The Australian Financial Review. Mark completed his PhD in relation to the taxation of SMEs in Australia and is one of the few tax practitioners whose work has been cited in Australia’s Parliament. A number of Mark’s recommendations have been adopted as law by the Federal Government.

Mark was appointed a Director in November 2023 and currently sits on the Board Audit and Risk Committee.