Current Board Members

Chairperson - Richard Symes


RichardRichard 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.

His qualifications include:

-          Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning)

-          Total Quality Management

-          Organisation and Methods Analysis

-          Production and Industrial Engineering

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. 

Secretary - Ben Paris


Ben ParisBen 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.


-          Bachelor of Science

-          Masters of Business Administration

-          Masters of Accounting

-          Cert IV Finance Broking

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

Treasurer - Murray Grayburn


MurrayFinance 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.  

Academic Qualifications

Bachelor of Commerce (Canterbury University)

Graduate Diploma Accounting & Finance (Chisholm Institute)

Graduate Certificate in Insolvency and restructuring (QUT)

Professional Membership

Fellow CPA Australia

Professional member ARITA

Melissa Glenn


MellisaMelissa 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


Jasmyn MummeJasmyn 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

Deborah Southon


Rasad Merchant

Executive - Honorary

Rasad Merchant

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.


Postal Address

PO Box 392
Moorebank NSW 1875
Tel: (03) 9351 0434


Make an Enquiry

© Copyright 2012 Personal Insolvency Professionals Association | Powered by Orange InfoMedia

website security