Board of Directors
Julie Williams FIPA FFA
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 appointed President and Board Chair in 2020, having previously held the positions of Deputy President of theIPA and Chair of the IPA Disciplinary Committee. She is Chair of the Nominations Committee, the Board Executive Committee and 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. She is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and the Association ofIndependent Insolvency Practitioners.
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 over 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 is a Deputy President, sits on both the Board Executive Committee and the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Steering Committeeand Chairs the Board Audit and Risk Committee. She has recently been appointed as a Director of AAT.
Jason Parker FIPA FFA
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 is a Deputy President and currently sits on the Board Executive Committee and is Chair of 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, aBachelor of Laws, a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, and an MBA. He is an admitted legal practitioner (Tas). 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.
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 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 served on the Board Membership Committee which he currently chairs and Board Audit and Risk Committees which he previously Chaired for two years.
Nordin Zain FIPA FFA
Dr Nordin is a Chartered Accountant, an ex- partner of Deloitte South East Asia who now serves on the boards of several public companies in Malaysia, including Gopeng Limited (Renewable Energy) where he is also the Chairman of the Audit Committee, Ambank Islamic (banking), as a Board member and the Audit Committee Chairman, UDA Property Development (property), as a Board member and the Audit and Risk Committee Chairman and AIA subsidiary (asset management). Nordin was the CEO of the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board for 10 years and a lecturer of Accounting and Strategic Management. Nordin is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and the Institute of Directors New Zealand. He currently sits on the IPA Board Membership Committee; and actively involved in SMEs in Malaysia.
Luckmika Perera FIPA FFA
Dr. Luckmika Perera is an experienced accountant and business consultant, specialising in the areas of Integrated Reporting, Sustainability, Cloud and mobile learning and Educational program design and development. He has worked in a number of senior roles in industry and academia. He was one of the key architects of the IPA Program. Luckmika was a foundation member of the Integrated Reporting Consortium in Australia set up by Deakin University, KPMG and University of NSW and the Deakin Integrated Reporting Centre. He has a Non-Profit Board Leadership Certificate from Harvard University, a Strategic Leadership Certificate from University of Michigan, PhD in Environmental Accounting, four Master’s degrees (MBA, Accounting Global Business and Educational Leadership & Administration) and an honours degree in Information Systems (specialising in Artificial Intelligence & Cloud Security). He is also consults to the Fijian, Indian and Sri Lankan governments and sits on a number of advisory boards for RTOs and TAFE.Luckmika has been a Director since November 2019 and currently sits on the Board Disciplinary Tribunal.
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 has 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 operated his own accounting firm for 24 years until merging with Johnston Grocke, where he is currently a Director of their Business Advisory & Accounting team.Richard has been a Director since November 2021 and currently sitson the Board Audit and Risk Committee.
Annette Tasker FIPA FFA
Division: New South Wales
As a proud recipient of a “NSW IPA Member of the Year” award and passionate FIPA, Annette is an inspirational women’s leader, drawing on an eclectic mix of experience from practice and life. Having previously worked in a diverse range of roles throughout her career, including running a successful family manufacturing business all 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, which has recently been sold, part of a full circle of experiences. She knows firsthand the importance of building businesses that are sustainable whilst juggling work/life pressures.Annette has been a Director since November 2021 and currently sits on the Board Membership Committee.
Joel Schreiber FIPA FFA
Division: Western Australia
Joel has been a member of the IPA for over 20 years while working as an Advanced Skills Lecturer - Management, Accounting, and Training at North Regional TAFE from 1997 in North West Australia. He works extensively in the development, delivery, and evaluation of award courses in Accounting, HR, Management, and related programs to the community, industry, business, and government. He also specialise in Accounting, Training, and Management; Small and Medium Enterprise, Non-profit, and Aboriginal Enterprises.Joel is the Managing Partner for the Australian Institute for Social Development Inc. which is a non-profit IPA Professional Practice Certificate firm that provides accounting and business services for Non-profits and ORIC registered bodies. He is passionate on supporting and resourcing IPA members in order to expand services to the community (including Non-profits and Aboriginal Organisations). He serves on several non-profit Boards and is a community representative at several Pilbara Industries Groups (BHP, Pilbara Ports Authority, Port Hedland Industries Council). Joel has been a Director since November 2021 and currently sits onthe Board Audit and Risk and Board Membership Committees.