Independent Chairman

An important part of the governance arrangements for Boyce Chartered Accountants is the role of the Independent Chairman. 

The Chairman is appointed to advance the interests and cohesiveness of the leadership group and provide independent advice, counsel, and guidance for Directors and staff. 

Mike Willis was appointed as the Boyce Independent Chairman on 1 July 2015, joining an illustrious group of former long-serving Chairmen including Robyn Clubb (2009 - 2014), Will Laurie (2000 - 2009), the late David Gamson (1994 - 2000) and Jack Morrow (1981 - 1994). 

Having commenced his working life in the finance industry, Mike brings to Boyce his considerable experience both as a Senior Executive and at Board level.

Mike is the Board Chair of West Moreton Hospital and Health Service, which provides healthcare services to the fast-growing Ipswich and West Moreton region of Queensland. He is also a director of Independent Schools Queensland and chairs their Finance and Audit Committee.

He is also a Specialist Advisor for Effective Governance, where he works closely with companies and organisations on the development of strategy and providing advice on corporate governance, risk and corporate sustainability.

Prior to that Mike was the Executive Director of the Presbyterian & Methodist Schools Association.

Mike has also served as Director and Chairman of an ASX listed company in the finance industry, as the CEO of Anglicare Aged Care, a residential and community aged care service in South-East Queensland, and as the founding CEO of AnFin leading the establishment of a successful treasury function for Anglican schools and agencies.

Mike and his wife Kathy continue to be active sportspeople, with Mike being the current President of the Queensland Rugby Referees Association and an enthusiastic coach and mentor of budding rugby referees.