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CountPlus reappoints CEO


The accounting network has confirmed its chief executive and managing director has been reappointed for another term.

By Reporter 9 minute read

Matthew Rowe has retained the top job following the annual general meeting of CountPlus Limited shareholders. Mr Rowe’s contract was initially due to expire in February 2022.

“I am pleased to advise that Matthew will remain in his capacity as the CountPlus Limited CEO and Managing Director, said chairman Ray Kellerman in announcing the news to shareholders.

We will disclose details regarding Matthew’s reappointment to the market at the appropriate time.”


Mr Rowe thanked the CountPlus board for its confidence in him to continue to lead the company.

“Our team across member firms, Count Financial and CountPlus, shows a strong belief in our purpose, our values, and demonstrates a focus on delivering positive client outcomes, every day, Mr Rowe said.

“It is a privilege to lead such a team and I would like to acknowledge and thank them collectively. Their effort and dedication in turn fuels my passion and is a key reason for my ongoing commitment to CountPlus beyond February 2022.”

The reappointment of Mr Rowe comes after CountPlus in August sold off the audit advisory arm of Bentleys WA to a rival firm as it doubles down on its tax and business advisory business.

The move saw Bentleys sell its audit business to Hall Chadwick following calls from CountPlus, a major shareholder in the firm, to simplify its business and focus resources on tax and business advisory services.

The firm’s Western Australian outpost was the last CountPlus member firm to offer audit services, said newly appointed Bentleys WA managing director Fab Fanayan at the time.

“CountPlus has made the decision to exit completely from audit services,” Mr Fanayan said. “Bentleys WA was the only firm within the CountPlus group that provided any substantial audit services. This step has allowed them to simplify their business.”

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