Meet The Team
Managing Director and founderB BUS (ACC), GRADDIP CSP, FCIS, FGIA, FAICD
Mark has extensive experience working with Boards of high profile ASX listed companies in the areas of corporate governance, accounting & finance and company secretarial practice. His expertise is in developing and guiding effective governance and he is considered a leader in this sector. His 35 year corporate career has encompassed executive roles in banking and finance, funds management, investment and infrastructure development. Mark is a director of various ASX listed public and private companies, a former Chairman of the Governance Institute of Australia Victorian division and Melbourne Fringe Festival and a former company secretary of Top 50 ASX listed companies Transurban Group and Australian Foundation Investment Company Limited.
Manager – Corporate GovernanceFCIS, FGIA, CPA, MAICD
Chris is an accomplished Chartered Secretary and Company Secretary in listed and non-listed environments. His corporate career has included roles with the Gandel Group of Companies, an entity with interests in property and investment and funds management, Colonial First State, MSF Sugar Limited and GSG Limited. Chris is a director of various public companies, a member of the Governance Institute of Australia, a former Chairman of the Victorian Division and a former non-executive director of Box Hill Institute of TAFE.
Corporate Governance AdvisorGIA (Cert)
Belinda has extensive experience as a Company Secretary of Australian listed and unlisted companies including providing support to ASX 200 clients. Her management career includes leading the company secretarial team with Australian Company Secretaries, representing domestic and global clients. Belinda has also held roles within the legal and banking industry. Belinda is a current Company Secretary of various public and private companies.
Corporate Governance ConsultantFCIS, CPA, FGIA
Rodney Davidson has a wealth of professional financial management and governance expertise including having held the role Group Company Secretary with Goldman Sachs JB Were, responsible for reporting to the Board on statutory requirements with ASIC, ASX, ATO and APRA, managing the corporate ownership and structure of the group, managing insurance and co-coordinating due diligence of all financial products. Rodney is an experienced company secretary and non-executive director in the not for profit sector.
Corporate Governance Assistant
Geraldine is an experienced corporate governance assistant and has demonstrated expertise in the delivery of office management, client support and efficient administration services to Directors and Boards. Gerri brings extensive experience within the financial planning industry and with the compliance and administration requirements of Australian Financial Services License (AFSL) holders.
Corporate Governance AdvisorCPA, GIA (Cert)
Kate is an experienced accounting and company secretarial professional. She has demonstrated expertise in supporting clients in meeting their corporate obligations and ASIC compliance requirements. She joined Mertons from BDO where she assisted clients within the company secretarial division. Kate is a current Company Secretary of various public and private companies and has held the role of Company Secretary for a not for profit organization. She has a strong understanding of corporate compliance matters.
Corporate Governance ConsultantGAICD, FCA, FCPA
David is an experienced professional Chartered Accountant and has held senior executive and partner roles with Deloitte and HLB Mann Judd in Australia, New Zealand and Canada. He has strong expertise in financial reporting, accounting and assurance and extensive experience in governance and risk management, including conducting board performance reviews and consulting support. David has also held non-executive director and audit and risk committee roles.
Corporate Governance AdvisorAdvDipBus (Legal Practice), GIA (Cert)
Adam Sutherland is an experienced legal and corporate compliance officer and has supported senior legal and company secretarial executives with Crown Resorts Limited. He has expertise in corporate compliance obligations, including ASX and ASIC requirements. Adam also assisted with the application and maintenance of local and international gaming licences for Crown. Prior to Crown Resorts Limited, Adam was a member of the internal legal team at Crown Melbourne Limited.