Ron Switzer BCom FCPA CA GAICD
Director & Principal
AMRA Consulting in collaboration with Associations Forum/ NFP Analysts and CRC Services consults into the not-for-profit and public sectors, principally in strategic planning, governance, benchmarking and operational reviews.
Chair (Independent member) - Audit Committee - North Sydney Council
Independent member - Audit Committee - Institute of Public Works Engineers Australasia (IPWEA)
Director (Management Committee) & Treasurer – indigo foundation - an Australian community development organisation providing effective and innovative assistance to improve the lives of people in marginalised communities in Australia and around the world.
Director - Diabetes Counselling Online
Diabetes Counselling Online is for all people living with all types of diabetes, their families and friends. Our aim is to connect you to a better quality of life.
President (Director) and Treasurer - Primrose Park Arts & Crafts Centre Inc
Primrose Park is a facility for community art & craft groups in the North Sydney Council area.
“Pinelodge’ Marulan – Primary Production and Forestry interests
Member Gunlake Quarry (Marulan) Community Consultative Committee
Previous Professional Background
2012-2014 Chair (Independent member) - Audit Committee - Eastern Sydney Medicare Local
2009-2014 Casual lecturer / tutor - University of Sydney in ‘Accounting Principals’, ‘International Corporate Governance’, ‘New Business Opportunities and Startups’, Contemporary Issues in Auditing’, ‘Management Accounting and Decision Making’, ‘Accounting in Business & Society’.
2011-2012: Consultant to 44Gallons in the development and presentation of the Small Business Online Program; a program supported by Auslndustry under the Federal Government broadband initiative focused on the training of SME’s to adopt e-business. The program encompasses, Internet awareness, e-commerce, web site building and associates business development, marketing and business principles.
2012: Facilitator for the Omega Performance credit program, ‘Financial Accounting for Lenders’.
2000-2010: General Manager, NSW Division CPA Australia. With 35,000 members the NSW Division was responsibilities included; relationship management and business development, providing member networking opportunities, member services and support for the NSW Divisional Council, regional Branches, committees and member groups. Other positions held within CPA Australia included Director Corporate Sector, acting Director Malaysia and European Branches and representative on the ASX Corporate Governance Council.
1998-2000: Director & Principal of AMRA Consulting providing IT systems and public practitioner audit support.
1998-2000: Casual Lecturer, Accounting and Finance, Australian Catholic University School of Business.
1994-1998: CFO in the Insurance and subsequently Information Technology industries. These roles included strategic financial management, business development support, oversight of significant investment portfolios, implementation of new computer-based accounting systems, strategic IT direction, human resources, corporate marketing and facilities management.
1978-1994: Public accounting practice as a partner with KPMG (1979-1994) with responsibilities in audit, private business, government consulting, personnel, training, technical auditing and accounting development.
1983-2000: CPA Australia voluntary governance involvement including; NSW Divisional President during 1998-99, a member of the NSW Divisional Council, the NSW & ACT Public Practice committees, chaired numerous congress and technical advice committees, the Education & Membership Policy, and Disciplinary committees.
Professional Presentations: e-commerce for SME’s (Small Business Online program), IFRS, Carbon Emissions Trading (CPRS), Budgeting, Auditing, Corporate Failures, Profit Maximisation, Governance, Risk Management and Strategic Planning.
Agro-Forestry: Master Tree Grower & member Australian Forest Growers
Photography: Committee Member & Treasurer Primrose Park Photography
Member Audit Committee UNSW Global
Governor/Director Movement Disorder Foundation Inc (charity)
Director Wealth Management Pty Limited (investment management company).