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, Executive Chairman

Matthew Addison is the Executive 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 a member of the ATO BAS Agents Advisory Group and the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) Consultative Forum. Matthew was a Ministerial appointed member of the TPB from its inception in 2009 until 2015. He has recently been appointed by the ATO on behalf of ICB as the co-chair of the ATO Tax Practitioner Stewardship Group (TPSG). Representing Bookkeepers at many ATO Working Groups including significant consultation on Single Touch Payroll. He is also a member of the Board for the ABR (Australian Business Register).

Matthew is the 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. The DBC currently leads the eInvoicing initiative.

He is a registered tax agent as Managing Director and principal 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. As the founding CEO and continues as a Director of ICB.

Amanda Linton, Chief Executive Officer

Amanda has been appointed to progressively take over the role as CEO of ICB. 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.

Chris McComb, Technical Resource Manager

A registered BAS Agent with a Bachelor of Business and a MYOB Certified Consultant for over 15 years. Her experience extends from working with accounting firms, accounting software firms in support and training and running a multiperson Bookkeeping & Software Consulting Practice.

Chris's role at ICB includes oversight and management of the technical support and resource team, product training, workshops and webinars.

Corporate Directors

  • Matthew Addison, Executive Chairman
  • Amanda Linton, Executive Director (CEO)
  • Non-Executive Directors:  John Birse, Leanne Berry, Melissa Foote, Rob Marshall, Roslyn Van Welie

Profiles of Directors


Bookkeepers Advisory Board

ICB Team Members
  • Matthew Addison (Executive Chair & Director)
  • Leanne Berry (Director)
  • John Birse (Director)
  • Amanda Linton (CEO, Director & Chair of AB)
  • Chris McComb
  • Deborah Thompson
  • Rick Van Dyk
  • Pauline Walton
ICB Members
  • Alexi Boyd
  • Clare Lehane
  • Fiona Schneider
  • Gillian Roussouw
  • Melissa Foote (Director)
  • Scott Elsom
  • Vija Platacis
  • Sue Tayler
  • Jo Voight
  • Rick Freitag
  • Felicity Matthews
  • Ian Chait

Education Advisory Board

Further details on the Education Advisory Board Members

  • Rick Van Dyk (ICB CDO & EAB Chair)
  • Leanne Berry (Director)
  • John Birse (Director)
  • Rob Boon
  • Pam Chilman
  • Fay Eade
  • Melissa Foote (Director)
  • Maria Giacosa
  • Sonia Kelly
  • Roger Kiddle
  • Dianne McCaffrey
  • Darren Roxburgh
  • Roslyn Van Welie
  • Kamara Wagstaff

ICB Team

When ICB commenced in 2005/06 our first employee Helen Harrison was on 1/2 day per week.  In 2018 the ICB community is able to support a team of over 20 people.

Details on the ICB Team, click here.

Lifetime Member of ICB

  • Rick Freitag (2016)
  • Pam Chilman (2018)

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: Garry Carter
  • Australia:  Matthew Addison
  • USA:  Louie Prosperi
  • New Zealand: Di Crawford-Errington

International Council

  • United Kingdom: Garry Carter
  • Australia:  Matthew Addison
  • New Zealand:  Di Crawford-Errington
  • Azerbaijan: Nuriyya Novruzova
  • Republic of Ireland: Gary Reynolds
  • Russia: Anastasia Rusakova
  • Belarus: Irina Macokina
  • Kazakhstan: Rustam Mukhamedov
  • Uzbekistan: Dinara Djumaeva
  • India: Deepak Malhotra
  • Italy: Moses Ogbenna
  • Ghana: George Dodzidenu, John Horsoo
  • Nigeria: Ayodele Samuel Olatiregun
  • Philippines: Henry Ong
  • Malaysia: Low Chin Ong
  • Hong Kong: Danny Ng
  • Taiwan: Kenneth Chionh
  • Caribbean: Karen Benny-Persad
  • UAE: Sanjay Batheja
  • USA: Louie Prosperi
  • Zimbabwe: Bigboy Musemwa
  • C Africa: Olivier Cabamba
  • Tanzania: Joel Mwakitalu
  • Zambia: Ndwendwe O Sibanda