Richard Symes



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

Richard Symes 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



  • Bachelor of Science
  • Masters of Business Administration
  • 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 – Chair & Finance



  • Bachelor of Commerce (Canterbury University)
  • Graduate Diploma Accounting & Finance (Chisholm Institute)
  • Graduate Certificate in Insolvency and Restructuring (QUT)
  • Advanced Certificate in Insolvency (ARITA)
  • Professional Member  ARITA
  • Fellow CPA Australia

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



  • Registered Debt Agreement Administrator (RDAA)

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



  • Registered Debt Agreement Administrator (RDAA)
  • Cert IV Financial Accounting

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


  • Executive Certificate in Leadership & Management (University of Technology, Sydney)
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree (Sydney University)

Deborah has been an Executive Director of FSA Group a public company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. FSA Group is a leading provider of debt solutions across Australia. She is also a founder of Fox Symes which is a subsidiary of FSA Group.