Committee of Management

Belmont BEC Committee of Management

    Paul Faix – Chair

    Paul is the founder and CEO of Fortix®, the only technology company in WA that provides a full end to end business automation. Fortix empowers many local and national businesses with highly personalised business management systems and Paul’s dedication to Fortix clients has resulted in many industry awards.

    Paul is also a diplomat, currently serving in the role of Honorary Consul of the Slovak Republic in WA.

        Irving Lane – Secretary

        Irving worked for 25 years in his family’s fashion business ‘Lanes’ and ‘Sportslane’ as a manager/buyer and subsequently general manager. The business was at one time the largest women’s fashion stores in Australia, and employed more than 100 staff. When the business which was started by Irving’s father and uncle closed in 2004, he took over managing a portfolio of commercial and residential properties. Irving has been a member of the TCFWA Committee since 2012, and is passionate about being able to assist many small fashion businesses

            Shirley Lancaster – Treasurer

            Shirley Lancaster is a registered tax agent and accountant with over 25 years’ experience. Shirley is the proprietor of Ascot Accounting and provides accounting and taxation services for small businesses and individuals through her practice. She is an inaugural member of Belmont Business and Professional Women (BPW), and had served on the board of a not for profit organisation in the health industry for nearly 10 years. She has also been a committee member on the Belmont Business Enterprise Centre Inc. and Textile Clothing Footwear Resource Centre of WA Inc. since 2006.Shirley has worked in industries such as retail, wholesale and insurance and completed a Bachelor of Business from Curtin University of Technology prior to working in the accounting and taxation fields.

                Jasmyn Mumme – Vice Chair

                Jasmyn is the Principal and Senior Debt Strategist for Active Debt Specialists, a debt solutions company providing debt negotiation and mediation services to small business and individuals. She has seventeen+ years of specialist experience facilitating agreements between debtors and creditors to avoid bankruptcy, keep assets and get everyone paid equitably. Real solutions. Jasmyn has also been on the National Board of Business & Professional Women Australia since 2001. Her passion is for small business owners to overcome setbacks and reach prosperity.

                    Carol Wallbank – Committee

                    Carol Wallbank is currently proprietor of Create Enterprises which focuses on marketing, media, and business development for clients across a range of industries. Before running her own businesses, Carol worked in various financial services roles with IAG in Sydney and BankWest in Perth. Carol attained an MBA from Curtin University of Technology and also has a Graduate Certificate in Change Management from the University of NSW and a Diploma in Financial Markets

                        Kumar Peiris – Committee

                            Malav Oza – Committee

                            Malav is an experienced Chartered Accountant, with over 22 years experience. He leads business strategy advisory to clients with inbound and outbound transactions including Tax Structuring, Employer Obligations and Due Diligence. He is a Fellow of Tax Institute and a Chartered Tax Adviser. Malav’s professional focus is in Business Advisory, Tax Planning with expertise in Structuring and Re-structuring, Succession Planning, Cash Flow Management, Business Valuations and General Taxation Advisory associated with transactions.
                            He advises clients in various industries including mining support services, real estate, Medical and Allied Health services, manufacturing and service organisations, automotive sales and service and franchised businesses. His experience in valuation of businesses provides a valuable perspective on assessment of business performance and profit improvement.
                            Malav is currently a member of the Professional Development (PD) Committee of The Taxation Institute in Western Australia.

                                Silvia Caratti – Committee

                                Dr Silvia Caratti FCA MBA CTA BCom

                                Silvia has over 25 years’ experience as a Chartered Accountant, working in a range of different sized accounting firms from KPMG to being a partner of a mid-tier and is currently operating her own accounting firm. She specialises in building authentic and long-term relationships with clients as they experience their business and financial life journey’s. She works in the areas of taxation, business advisory and specialises in advising clients going through marriage and business breakdowns and restructures.  In addition, Silvia enjoys teaching and has a keen interest in developing the younger generation. As a result, she teaches in several different universities and with CAANZ in the accounting post graduate qualification.
                                She completed her PhD on the topic of “Accounting firms and the impact of offshoring on accounting graduates.”
                                Silvia also enjoys giving back to the community and holds several NFP positions including being the current chair of the Public Practice Advisory Committee of CAANZ in WA and has been the treasurer and Board Member of Arthristis WA since 2012.

                                    Ben Wyatt – Patron

                                        Louise Percy – Patron

                                        Louise Percy is an executive development consultant and author. She founded The Percy Institute of International Protocol in 1992. She is an international speaker, educator and recognised authority in the field of business and social etiquette and global business protocol.