Board Of Directors

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About Ray Kellerman

Ray Kellerman

Independent Non-Executive Chair

  • BEc, LLB, MBA
  • Chair of CountPlus Board
  • Member of Audit & Risk Committee
  • Member of Remuneration & Nominations Committee

Ray has over 29 years of experience in the financial services industry including in the funds management, financial advisory, life insurance and corporate and structured finance industries. Previous appointments include Independent Chairman of ClearView Wealth, an ASX listed life insurance and financial services company, and Independent Chairman of Credit Suisse Asset Management Australia. Prior to this he was with Perpetual Trustees Australia for 10 years before establishing his own financial services and compliance advisory business in 2001.

Ray is an owner and Executive Director of Quentin Ayers, an implemented asset advisor specialising in alternative private market investments. He holds qualifications in law, economics, investment securities and management.

Ray currently acts as a director for Goodman Funds Management Australia, Foundation Life New Zealand and Ryder Capital. He is also active in a number of governance related roles for some major fund managers operating in Australia.

Ray was appointed a Director of CountPlus in January 2017 and Chairman in April 2017.

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About Matthew Rowe

Matthew Rowe

Managing Director and CEO

  • FCA, FCPA, CFP (Life), GMP (Harvard Business School), GAICD, BEc, Grad Dip FP, Grad Dip Accounting
  • Member of CountPlus Board
  • Member of Acquisitions Committee

Matthew Rowe is the former Managing Director of Hood Sweeney, the 30th largest Accounting firm in Australia and twice a BRW top 10 fastest growing firm. Matthew successfully managed his transition and succession from the business to attend Harvard Business School. Matthew was also the longest serving Chairman in the history of the Financial Planning Association of Australia and represented Australia on the Global Standards Body.

In 2017, Matthew was appointed by the Minister for Revenue and Financial Services to the Board of the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority

Matthew brings to Countplus a track record in leading a high performing professional services organisation, strong corporate and regulatory experience, as well as being recognised as a successful change agent within financial services.

Matthew was appointed a Director of Countplus in October 2016 and CEO in February 2017.

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About Alison Ledger

Alison Ledger

Independent Non-Executive Director

  • BA, MBA, GAICD
  • Member of CountPlus Board
  • Chair of Remuneration & Nominations Committee
  • Member of Audit & Risk Committee

Alison has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. She has held senior operational and strategic roles in banking, funds management and insurance with Chase, Bankers Trust and IAG. As a Partner with McKinsey and Company Alison advised some of the leading global and Australian banks on strategy and organisational change.  She has extensive international experience in the US, UK/Europe as well as Australia. 

Alison’s more recent experience has been in digital transformation and customer experience (CX). As Executive General Manager of Product, Pricing and eBusiness, Alison ran IAG’s digital business and CX for the consumer brands including NRMA, SGIO and SGIC.

Alison is currently a director of Latitude Financial Services and Audinate Group Ltd.

Alison was appointed a Director of Countplus in October 2016.

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About Kate Hill

Kate Hill

Independent Non-Executive Director

  • CA, GAICD, BSc (Hons)
  • Member of CountPlus Board
  • Chair of Audit & Risk Committee
  • Member of Acquisitions Committee

Kate Hill is an independent Non-executive Director of CountPlus Limited, chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee and member of the Acquisitions Committee. She has over 20 years’ experience as an audit partner with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, working with ASX listed and privately owned clients. She has worked extensively in regulated environments including assisting with Initial Public Offerings, capital raising and general compliance, as well as operating in an audit environment. 

Kate is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Elmo Software Limited (ASX:ELO) where she serves as Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee, and is a member of the Remuneration and Nominations Committee. She is the Company Secretary of Kazia Therapeutics Limited (ASX:KZA, Nasdaq: KZIA). She held a variety of leadership and executive roles in Deloitte and served for a period on the Board of Partners of the Australian firm. 

Kate holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) from Bristol University, is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand, and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

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About Andrew McGill

Andrew McGill

Independent Non-Executive Director

  • BCom/LLB, F Fin (Grad Dip App Fin)
  • Member of CountPlus Board
  • Chair of Acquisitions Committee
  • Member of Remuneration & Nominations Committee

Andrew has more than 26 years’ financial markets experience, including investment and management experience within the alternative asset sector and the funds management industry generally. He was previously Managing Director and CEO of ASX-listed Pacific Current Group Limited and in this capacity also served on the board of a number of affiliated companies. Prior to joining Pacific Current Group, he was a founding partner of Crescent Capital Partners, an independent mid-market private equity firm where he worked from 2000 to 2010. Earlier in his career, Andrew held executive roles within Macquarie Bank’s Corporate Finance and Direct Investment teams. He was also a consultant with The LEK Partnership, an international firm of business strategy consultants.

Andrew is currently Chairman of PM Capital Global Opportunities Fund Limited and Non-Executive Director of PM Capital Asian Opportunities Fund Limited.He also serves as a member of the Council of Kambala Girls School.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance (FinSIA). He is also a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.