BOARD MEMBERS

Richard Symes – Chairperson

Executive

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning)
  • Total Quality Management
  • Production and Industrial Engineering

Richard Symes, who is the current Chair of PIPA, is the principal director of DR Administration and Credit Repair  Australia. His experience in insolvency extends back to the introduction of legislation in 1996.

Richard is also a long standing member of the Institute of Management, Stafford UK.

He has experience in insurance, food, manufacturing, insolvency and credit restoration. Companies include Mercantile Mutual, Unilever, Pepsi Foods, Utilux, Fox Symes and Vast Financial Services.

Ben Paris – Secretary

Executive

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Masters of Accounting
  • Cert IV Finance Broking

Ben Paris is a debt agreement administrator at DCS Group.  As a second generation debt agreement administrator he has grown up in the insolvency and has over 10 years of first-hand experience.

He worked as a Dietitian in Community and Indigenous Health prior to working at DCS Group.

Murray Grayburn – Treasurer

Executive

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Canterbury University)
  • Graduate Diploma Accounting & Finance (Chisholm Institute)
  • Graduate Certificate in Insolvency and restructuring (QUT)
  • Professional Membership

Finance Director Croft and Gray P/L, who are Registered Debt Agreement Administrators.

Croft and Gray also provide a range of accounting services including business valuations, working capital solutions.

Melissa Glenn

Executive

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Stockbroking and International Money Market Administration

Melissa Glenn has been a Registered Debt Agreement Administrator (RDA) for 13 and been a member of PIPA (and DAPA) since its inauguration.

Her background was originally in Stockbroking and International Money Market Administration before becoming a legal agent for QBE Insurance for motor vehicle accident and commercial recoveries.

Melissa’s areas of interest include PIPA’s legal structure and Code of Conduct.

Jasmyn Mumme

Executive

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Practising Insurance Broker

Jasmyn Mumme has been a Registered Debt Agreement Administrator for 21 years and is the Managing Director of Active Debt Specialists. She was a founding member of PIPA (then DAPA) and has held executive roles in both. She holds a Cert IV Financial Accounting, was a Qualified Practising Insurance Broker and is a Toastmasters International achiever. She is immediate past National President of Business & Professional Women Australia and has served 18 years on Boards of two not-for-profits that support and mentor small business owners.

Jasmyn has presented at many State and National business events including past Annual AFSA (then ITSA) National Bankruptcy Congresses and the Financial Counsellors’ WA Conferences.

Deborah Southon

Executive – Honorary

QUALIFICATIONS

Rasad Merchant

Executive – Honorary

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Debt Agreement management

Previously employed at GE Capital, Rasad Merchant worked in both the insolvency and legal departments. Well-known to all practicing members of PIPA, Rasad has in-depth knowledge and expertise regarding Debt Agreement management.

Rasad is always keen on building long-lasting business relationships within the insolvency and greater finance world.