Board

Richard England

Independent Non-Executive Chairman – FCA, MAICD

Richard is currently Chairman of Ruralco Holdings Limited. In addition, Richard is a Non-Executive Director of Macquarie Atlas Roads Limited, Nanosonics Limited, Japara Healthcare Limited, KinCare (Holdings) Pty Ltd and HBF Health Limited. Richard worked for Ernst & Young for 15 years, mostly with the Corporate Recovery and Insolvency division. He was a partner from 1988 to 1994 and an executive consultant from 1994 to 2003. Richard is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Leon Allen

Managing Director - BSC (Hons), Patent Attorney

Leon joined DCC in 1995 and has been managing partner of DCC since 2011. Leon is a past president of The Institute of Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys of Australia (IPTA) having served on its Council from 1992 to 2013. Leon has served two terms on the Advisory Council on Intellectual Property (ACIP) to the Federal Government, the second as Chair. Leon is a Fellow of the International Federation of Patent Attorneys (FICPI) Academy of Education, teaching patent drafting in Europe and a Senior Fellow of the University of Melbourne.

Cameron Judson

Non-Executive Director - BA, MBA

Cameron is currently CEO of McGrath Limited. Previously Cameron was CEO and Managing Director of Chandler Macleod Group Limited from 2012 to July 2015. Cameron began working for Chandler Macleod in 2005, and held various operational and executive roles. Cameron holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of NSW and a Masters of Business Administration (Executive) from the Australian Graduate School of Management.

Sonia Petering

Non-Executive Director - LLB, B.Com, FAICD, A Fin

Sonia is currently a director of Virtus Health Limited and TAL Dai-ichi Australia Pty Ltd. Sonia previously served on the boards of the Transport Accident Commission and Rural Finance Corporation where she was chair of the board from 2009 to June 2016. Sonia has also chaired various board committees including audit and risk, marketing and road safety, remuneration and capability committees. Sonia is an experienced corporate lawyer who commenced her own legal practice in 2001. Sonia holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Abigail Cheadle

Non-Executive Director – B.Bus, Chartered Accountant

Abigail is a chartered accountant and executive director with over 20 years’ experience in Australia, Asia, Middle East and Europe. Abigail was formerly the CEO and executive director of an emerging real estate software business, ran forensic practices for Kroll, KordaMentha, Deloitte and Ernst & Young in Asia. Abigail is currently CEO and Executive Director of CompletePlace Pty Ltd, an emerging real estate software business. Abigail was a partner and head of forensics at KordaMentha for 4 years, and was lead director of forensics at Deloitte for 2 years.

Management

Leon Allen

Managing Director - BSC (Hons), Patent Attorney

Leon joined DCC in 1995 and has been managing partner of DCC since 2011. Leon is a past president of The Institute of Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys of Australia (IPTA) having served on its Council from 1992 to 2013. Leon has served two terms on the Advisory Council on Intellectual Property (ACIP) to the Federal Government, the second as Chair. Leon is a Fellow of the International Federation of Patent Attorneys (FICPI) Academy of Education, teaching patent drafting in Europe and a Senior Fellow of the University of Melbourne

Warren Howe

Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary

Warren joined FPA in 2015 as chief operating officer. Prior to FPA, Warren held various operational and executive roles at Crowe Horwath, including CEO – Business Services. Warren led the Business Services division from start up to Australasia’s fifth largest accounting firm, growing revenue from $20 million in 2000 to $190 million in 2006. He also spent 10 years with Deloitte in client facing roles. Warren holds a Bachelor of Business with distinction from Monash University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.