Institute of Certified Bookkeepers
Who's Who at ICB?
Matthew Addison

Matthew Addison – Executive Chairman

ICB Australia's founding Executive Director. Tax Agent, Accountant by background and training, CA, FICB, previous Member of Tax Practitioners Board. Represents ICB as a member of ABR Strategic Advisory Council,  Australian Tax Office Tax Practitioners Stewardship Group, BAS Agents Advisory Group, Single Touch Payroll Advisory Group, Small Business Steardship Group.  Represents ICB as a member of COSBOA.  Previously an Accountant / Tax Agent in Practice RSM Bird Cameron 1986 to 1993 and then established and developed Addisons Accountants until 2008.

Amanda Linton

Amanda Linton – Chief Executive Officer & Director

Amanda was appointed as CEO of ICB in 2017. Previously appointed as a Director of ICB in 2010, Amanda has extensive experience in the ICB journey to date, in addition to her history of Bookkeeping including being a sole trader and also running a multi-person bookkeeping practice in two states. In recent years Amanda has been a part of Freedom Connect Systems, a bookkeeping and training firm, including a bookkeeper mentoring service. Amanda is a registered BAS Agent and was a finalist in the Telstra Business Woman of the Year Awards in 2008. She continues to represent ICB and the Bookkeeping community at various consultative forums and works with Matthew Addison, our Executive Chairman, for the continuing operational growth and development of ICB.

Rick Van Dyk

Rick Van Dyk – Chief Development Officer

Rick joined ICB in April 2010 after working with MYOB for over 6 years as Account Manager for M-Powered Services, Education Specialist and Marketer for Professional Partners Australia and New Zealand. Prior to working with MYOB, Rick worked for 5 years for a management firm specialising in the leisure and entertainment industry firstly as a Payroll Manager (payroll of over 1,300 employees), then as the IT Manager. Prior to that Rick spent 17 years working in a service based business.

Rob Marshall – Support / Resources Manager

Rob has been in the bookkeeping profession for over 30 years. A registered BAS Agent, with an Associate Diploma in Business Studies (Accounting) and a previous trainer of the Cert IV Financial Services (Bookkeeping), Rob has been an MYOB CC for over 20 years. His experience stems from working with his own business in consulting, training and bookkeeping. Rob’s role at ICB extends into support, resources, product training, workshops, reviews and webinars.

Jessica Mierke

Jessica Mierke – Administration

Jessica started working at ICB in July 2015, her first permanent position since returning to work after children. She previously worked in Human Resources across the public and private health systems. Jessica enjoys gardening, camping and spending time with her family.

Gabriela Ornig

Gabriela Ornig – Technical Support

Accomplished Business/Finance Manager to small business with extensive experience as a business owner, in the manufacturing and financial services sectors, certified bookkeeper, registered BAS Agent, currently running my own bookkeeping business, understand the importance of quality bookkeeping for accurate finance management.

Gabriela enjoys networking with fellow bookkeepers and business owners striving for excellence.

Toni Ortika

Toni Ortika – Administration

Toni has been part of the Administration Team at ICB since July 2012. Toni's key role is looking after members renewals, other administration duties as well as assisting ICB's bookkeeper. Prior to working at ICB, Toni was a personal assistant to the Registrar of the Optometrists Board of Victoria and was also the accounts receivable officer for an accounting firm.

Jan Tacey

Jan Tacey – Administration

Jan is part of the Administration Team and has been working at ICB since 2010. Between the implementation of procedures and the general running of administration, Jan also looks after new applications, upgrades, assessments and rejected payments. Jan is the cheerful voice behind the phone and is always up for a chat with our members.

Deborah Thompson

Deborah Thompson – Training Facilitator

BAS Agent, Certified Bookkeeper and Trainer. Deborah started bookkeeping before personal computers. Spanning over 3 decades of technological change and innovation, Deborah has provided personal consultation, mentoring and software integration services to commercial business.

Pauline Walton

Pauline Walton – Technical Support / Resources

Pauline is a registered BAS Agent with Certificate IV in Financial Services (Bookkeeping) with 18 years in the bookkeeping industry, 16 of which has been working within her own bookkeeping business. Pauline was a network facilitator for ICB in Perth for 3 years and moved to Melbourne in June last year. Pauline now works part time for ICB in Technical Support and continues working within her own business bookkeeping and consulting. In her spare time, she still enjoys playing hockey.

Carmel Wright

Carmel Wright – Events Co-Ordinator / Network Facilitation

Carmel is part of the Administration Team and has been working at ICB since 2011. Aside from the day-to-day operations, Carmel also facilitates the administration of the Network Meetings as well as the arrangement of our Events including ICB Workshops and the Annual March conferences. Originally from Queensland, Carmel had the opportunity to assist at the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games as the Competitions Manager responsible for the planning, organisation and management of the netball competition so she was an obvious choice to manage ICB's events.

  • Celina McAlister (Office Manager)
  • Leanne Berry (Technical Support)
  • Danny Cohen (Digital Content Manager)
  • Wendy Hughes (Technical Support)
  • Ellora Percy (Administration)
  • Sarah Priestly-Hill (Accounts / Technical Support)
  • Carly Lapthorne (Events and Network Meetings Assistant)
  • Chloe Frost (Social Media / Design Co-ordinator)
  • Simone Emmett (Support and Resources Team Member)
  • Erica Brooks (Support and Resources Team Member)
  • Masuod Ali Abdi (Digital Content Team Member)