About the Institute of Financial Professionals Australia

About Us

 

We are the association of choice for all tax, superannuation, and financial advice professionals, particularly those in the SME sector.

The tax, accounting, superannuation, and financial advice profession is undergoing rapid change, and our mission is to support this sector into the future, recognising the increasing convergence of services.

The Institute of Financial Professionals Australia is a not-for-profit membership association (originally known as Taxpayers Australia, then Tax & Super Australia) and has been serving members for over 100 years.

In 2022 our association broadened its membership base to include professionals from the tax, accounting, superannuation and financial planning sectors, allowing us to widen the field of financial professionals who we assist, educate and advocate for. IFPA also provides professionals with a community where they can develop trusted relationships with other companies and individuals through events and partnerships.

We offer practical support, relevant CPE programs, advice and real-world solutions, and importantly, we support and advocate on members’ behalf – specifically for the small to medium practices within the industry.

 A larger membership base will enable a stronger advocacy presence at a time when red tape and legislative changes are increasing.

Whilst other associations are focusing on broad political agendas; consumers, product providers and larger corporate practices, we provide relevant information, CPE options and a strong support network for the independent practitioner in one trusted place.

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Our Team

At the heart of the Institute of Financial Professionals Australia is a team of dedicated professionals, each bringing a unique blend of expertise and experience. Every team member has made an individual commitment to advancing the tax, superannuation and financial services industry.

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Management

Pippa McKee
CEO / Company Secretary

Natasha Panagis
Head of Superannuation & Financial Services

Ky Wilson
Head of Marketing & Membership

Technical Services

Kirk Wilson
Tax Specialist

Frank Drenth
Tax Specialist

Gabi Rusu
Superannuation Specialist

Membership Services

Cindy West
Senior Membership & Events Coordinator

Belinda Rudnew
Membership Services Officer

Nick Taylor
Membership Services Officer

Marketing & Communications

Leonnie Gleeson
Publishing & Marketing Officer

Keri-Ann Alweyn
Marketing Coordinator

Finance & Administration

Vincent Willatgamuwa
Senior Management Accountant

Bill Clancy
IT/CRM

Tamara Barr
Corporate Governance (Clear Sky Blue)