Institute of Certified Bookkeepers

Who's Who

ICB is first and foremost a member based professional association. Our policies and philosophies are all for the enhancement of the members of the association.

Classes of Voting Members:

  • Fellows: Admitted by nomination and decision by the admissions board based on service to the bookkeeping community
  • Members: 2 years experience and assessment by ICB or formal qualifications
  • Associates: 1 Years experience and assessment by ICB or formal qualifications
  • Affiliates: No experience and assessment by ICB or formal qualifications

Executive Team

Matthew Addison, Deputy Chairman

Matthew Addison is the Deputy Chairman of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers Ltd (ICB).

He has been instrumental in representing and developing the bookkeeping profession since 1990. During this time Matthew has been involved in the development of Business Accounting Software, development of Software Company Partner Programs and development of the Tax Agent Services Act 2009 (bringing in the recognition of Bookkeepers as Registered BAS Agents).

He represents ICB as Co-Chair of the ATO Tax Practitioner Stewardship Group (2018-2020), a member of the ATO BAS Agents Advisory Group and the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) Consultative Forum. Representing Bookkeepers at many ATO Working Groups including significant consultation on Single Touch Payroll, STP 2 and Modernising Business Registers. A member of the Strategic Advisory Council for the ABR (Australian Business Register).  Matthew was a Ministerial appointed member of the TPB from its inception in 2009 until 2015.

Matthew was Vice President of the Digital Business Council; the collaborative group of Industry, associations, government and software driving the development of the Digital economy in Australia, specifcally the eInvoicing initiative.

He is a registered tax agent as Director of Addisons Productivity Solutions, a consulting, bookkeeping, accounting software (MYOB Certified Consultant) support business.

He takes an active role in professional (agents, bookkeepers and consultants) education, seminars and training. Matthew connected the Australian Bookkeeper community with ICB Global to bring The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers to Australia in late 2005. Matthew continues as a Director of ICB and also has been recently appointed as a Director of COSBOA (Council of Small Business Organisations Australia).

Amanda Linton, Chief Executive Officer

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, Chief Development Officer

Rick joined ICB in April 2010. Holding a variety of roles and being instrumental in the developing journey of ICB. Rick has primary responsibility in managing the strategic Partnerships of ICB and is responsible for Development Initiatives for ICB Australia and inceasingly ICB Global. Representing the ICB community of Bookkeepers in the 2017 Education review, leading the call for change to a contemporary Cert IV that meets the professional needs of today's bookkeeper.

Robert Marshall, Support and Resource Manager

A registered BAS Agent with an Associate Diploma in Business Studies (Accounting) and a MYOB Certified Consultant for over 20 years. Rob has run a multi-displinary training and consulting business including as trainer of the Cert IV in Bookkeeping in Bunbury WA. His experience extends from working with accounting firms, accounting software firms in support and training. He is also involved in Cricket WA

Rob takes on the Role with oversight and management of the support and resource team, product training, workshops and webinars. Rob is a Director of ICB.

Corporate Directors

  • Colin Walker, Chairman
  • Matthew Addison, Deputy Chairman
  • Amanda Linton, Executive Director (CEO)
  • Rob Marshall, Support and Resource Manager (Executive Director)
  • Non-Executive Directors:  Marg Whitfield, Melissa Foote, Colin Walker, Pamela Taylor

Profiles of Directors



Bookkeepers Advisory Board

ICB Team Members
  • Amanda Linton (CEO, Director & Chair of AB)
  • Rob Marshall (Executive Director)
ICB Members
  • Kieran May
  • Darren McMahon
  • Dana Byrnes
  • Alida Lee
  • Sandie Menzies
  • Rob Boon
  • Brenda Marchant
  • Michele Chantrell
  • Elizabeth Haverfield
  • Ryan Gollan
  • Damian Scodella
  • Pamela Taylor

Software Discussion group

  • Amanda Linton (CEO, Director & Chair of AB)
  • Rob Marshall (Executive Director)
  • Michele Grisdale
  • Heather Smith
  • Rob Boon
  • Michele Chantrell
  • Marie Wiebrecht
  • Elizabeth Haverfield
  • Lauretta Finis
  • Pamela Taylor
  • Carmen Green
  • David Box

ICB Team

When ICB commenced in 2005/06 our first employee started on 1/2 day per week.  In 2021 the ICB community is able to support a team of over 21 people.

Details on the ICB Team, click here.


Life Member of ICB

ICB award Life Membership to a person of longstanding involement (10 years or more) who has been actively engaged with ICB over an extended period including considerable contributions to ICB.

Life members must still complete their annual member certification statement, maintain PI Insurance (where applicable) and adhere to the ICB Professional Code of Conduct.

Recipients of Life Membership


ICB Fellow Members

ICB Recognises signnificant contribution to the Bookkeeping Community and ICB through the awarding of Fellow Memberships

Details and the list of recipients click here.


Supporters & Sponsors of ICB

ICB connects to organisations that are committed to the development of the Bookkeeping profession. Refer to our Supporters and Sponsors page for more information.


Network Facilitators

ICB members who volunteer to take on the role of Facilitating a local network meeting of the Bookkeeping Community.

The list of current Network Meeting locations, their next meeting details and the respective Facilitators is available at the "Networking Page"

ICB Global Members

  • United Kingdom: Ami Copeland
  • Australia: Matthew Addison
  • USA: Garry Carter

International Council

Please see here for list of International Council Members