Matthew Rowe

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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
  • Member of Technology & Innovation Committee

Matthew Rowe joined the CountPlus Board in October 2016 and was appointed CEO and Managing Director in February 2017. He has led CountPlus through its turnaround strategy and guided the successful acquisition and integration of Count Financial in October 2019.

Mr Rowe holds a Bachelor of Economics, Graduate Diploma in Accounting, Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning and is a graduate of Harvard Business School. His professional designations include CFP(Life), FCA, FCPA and GAICD.

Mr Rowe is a recognised change agent in financial services with a track record in leading high-performing teams. He embodies a genuine values-based leadership with a particular focus on people and culture, and drives commercial results based on strong commercial and regulatory experience.

In 2017, Matthew was appointed by the Minister for Revenue and Financial Services to the Board of the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority and served in this capacity until late 2019.

Prior to this Matthew was Chairman of the Financial Planning Association of Australia and represented Australia on the Global Standards Body. He is the former Managing Director of Hood Sweeney, a CountPlus member firm, and the 30th largest accounting firm in Australia and twice a BRW top 10 fastest growing firm.