Kerry Phillips

Chair of the Board, Yupi Group


Kerry is a Fellow of CPA Australia (FCPA) and graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD). She currently is chairperson and independent finance expert on a number of local government Audit and Risk committees and chairperson of Yupi Group.

She has operated as a finance professional and executive, experienced across all tiers of government, not-for-profit, aviation, property, hospitality and banking industries, leading large multi disciplinary teams and providing strategic financial and commercial advice to substantial entities.

Kerry recently consulted in areas of finance, leadership and teaming to local government and health sector.

In her role as a Queensland Divisional Councillor of CPA Australia and as past State President and Council of Presidents’ chairperson for CPA Australia, Kerry actively mentors, supports and advocates for members and the Board of CPA Australia.

After spending considerable periods providing financial services to communities in Northern and Western Queensland, she proactively represents and speaks on behalf of regional and remote locations endeavouring to secure equitable access to resources.

Annually, Kerry provides financial insight in the private education sector in relation to capital acquisition and funding decisions.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Financial Management
  • Facilities Management and Procurement
  • Corporate Governance, Risk Management and Assurance
  • Leadership and development of high performing teams – using neuroscience based frameworks


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