Jane has over 30-years’ experience in corporate governance and compliance, spending the last 25 years with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC).
When asked about the appointment, BDO WA Chairman, Sherif Andrawes stated, "Jane has a high profile in the corporate community and her recruitment is a big win for us. BDO has been the leading preparer of independent expert reports and investigating accountant reports in Australia for many years. Similarly, BDO is the appointed independent auditor of more ASX listed companies than any other firm in Australia. Because of this, we have developed a strong understanding of the requirements of the key regulators, being ASIC and ASX.”
Jane's early roles included time working as a special investigator on a number of high-profile matters such as the collapse of the investment bank, Rothwells. Since then, Jane has filled a number of integral roles within ASIC, most notably, Regional Commissioner, WA, and Corporate Finance Senior Executive.
In her role as Senior Executive - Emerging, Mining & Resources, Jane was responsible for the monitoring and enforcing of ASIC’s Corporations Act 2001 obligations and priorities in Western Australia. These priorities included fundraising, M&A, disclosure, company officers, governance, compliance, organisational conduct, and regulatory risk in the emerging (start-up) industry, and the mining and resources industry.
Michael Cassidy, BDO’s National Head of Forensic Services, commented “Jane’s experience will also add to the investigation expertise and experience of our Forensics team, which has grown to be one of the biggest in Perth with capabilities across a wide range of investigative services, as well as in fraud, bribery and corruption, and risk prevention and awareness”.
Jane joining the BDO team adds a valuable resource that will be able to be drawn upon when assisting clients. The wealth of experience, insights and knowledge Jane will bring to the BDO Advisory team will undoubtedly prove invaluable to her new colleagues and clients, alike.