Chris Skelton, Consultant, Not-For-Profit

Chris Skelton

Consultant, Not-For-Profit


+61 7 3237 5729


Chris is a Consultant with BDO in Brisbane. He has over 35 years’ experience in professional services encompassing the provision of Audit and Advisory services to a diverse range of industry areas. Chris has a strong focus on the Not for Profit sector.

He is very experienced in the provision of audit and advisory services to entities including schools, colleges, churches, large charities, research companies, senior living and sporting organisations. Chris provides expert advice on the application of financial reporting standards to the NFP Sector. Chris was BDO’s National Lead Partner for the Not for Profit sector and was responsible for coordination of the firm’s support to that sector. Chris is actively involved in thought leadership issues and dissemination of information to the sector. Although his assignments have included being lead partner for a number of large, complex audits, he is known for his practical approach and advice.

He joined BDO in 1990 as an Audit Manager and became Partner in July 1991. Prior to joining BDO he spent two years as Group Financial Controller for a publicly listed company and eight years in Audit with KPMG.


  • External audit
  • Financial accounting & reporting
  • Statutory reporting
  • Asset protection & structuring
  • Due diligence
  • Investigating accountant’s reviews


  • Not-for-profit
  • Education
  • Natural resources
  • Manufacturing
  • Automotive
  • Listed companies

Key assignments

  • Mining & resources: Lead audit partner for various resource entities including listed companies
  • Audit of significant sector entities including YourTown (formerly BoysTown), Cancer Council Queensland, The St Vincent de Paul Society QLD, RSL QLD Southern Cross Care and Lutheran Community Care
  • Treasury Submissions on NFP sector issues
  • Advisory services re application of reporting standards


  • Bachelor of Business Accounting
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Registered Contract Auditor
  • Registered Company Auditor


  • Fellow, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Treasurer, Brisbane Development Association
  • Affiliate Member, Governance Australia
  • Queensland State Council Member, Governance Institute of Australia