SIRCA Board

Andrew Macpherson

Chairman

Andrew worked for Accenture until 2005. His areas of specialisation were technology strategy formulation and the large-scale implementation of technology to transform business operations in the Financial Services and Telecommunications industries. More…
During his career with Accenture he worked for major corporate clients in a number of countries including Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Belgium, Singapore, Hong Kong and the US. He also held a number of senior executive positions including Asia-Pacific Managing Director, Technology and Asia-pacific Managing Director, Market Maker and was a member of the global Accenture Technology Advisory Committee. Since retiring from Accenture Andrew has been involved with a number of early stage technology businesses in the areas of biometrics, online retail and customer loyalty. Throughout his working career, Andrew has had an abiding interest in the disruptive impact that technology can have on marketplaces, competition and business operations. Andrew graduated from the University of NSW in 1978 with a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering (Honours) degree.

Peter Clare

Board Member

Peter Clare is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the RoZetta Institute and represents the Institute on the RoZetta Technology board. More…
Peter is a highly experienced senior executive with an active interest in technology and innovation and has a number of private equity investments in fintech and other new technology businesses. A Director of Capital Markets Technologies since 2016, he also holds a number of non-executive director positions with CRC entities, private equity investments and independent companies. He was previously Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer for Westpac in New Zealand and held Group Executive roles at Westpac, Commonwealth and St. George Banks, with responsibility for Strategy, Mergers and Acquisitions, Product, Operations, Technology, Property and Procurement. His background also includes Insolvency Accounting and Management Consulting. Peter’s qualifications include a BCom and MBA. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia, the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, and Certified Practicing Accountants Australia.

Stephen Taylor

Deputy Chairman

Stephen is a Professor of Financial Accounting and Associate Dean-Research in the Business School at the University of Technology, Sydney. Immediately prior to that he was Professor of Accounting at the Australian School of Business, UNSW, where he also served as Acting Assoc Dean (Research) in 2005-2006. More…
He has a PhD from UNSW (Australian Graduate School of Management). He was first appointed to a Chair of Accounting at the University of Sydney in 1995, where he also served as Academic Director of the Accounting Foundation. Stephen has also been a Visiting Professor at the University of Michigan (Ross Business School) in 1993-4 and 1999-2000. Stephen’s teaching and research is in the area of financial statement analysis and valuation. He has wide experience teaching at both the undergraduate and MBA levels, especially in the areas of accounting-based valuation models, investment analysis and financial reporting and has also been a presenter in many executive education courses. Stephen has also provided expert advice to a wide range of private and public sector organizations, including the role of expert witness. His research has been published in leading international accounting and finance journals, and he has had a number of large ARC Grants (Discovery and Linkage).