Dan Ussher

Dan Ussher


Dan is an experienced Business Leader and Entrepreneur.  Following 25 years’ experience in the tech sector in highly secure environments, he brings the knowledge, expertise & skills to lead and scale FirmGuard to a world class organisation, focussed on collaborative and diversified partnerships and customer delivery.

Dan is also a Business & Personal Mentor, (ex) International Sportsperson, Personal Trainer, Basketball Coach, Father of 3, Jiu Jitsu practitioner, Cyclist, Skier and avid Sailor

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Catherine McMurtrie

Catherine McMurtrie


Catherine has had over 20 years experience in assisting businesses Australia-wide manage their accounting and taxation matters.  Catherine is a member of The Institute of Public Accountants and a Registered Tax Agent.

Catherine brings a fresh and forward planning approach to her clients and as a pivotal team member at FirmGuard.

Catherine is a mum of 3 and avid skier in her spare time!

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Jo Willoughby, GAICD

Jo willoughby, gaicd

Advisory Board Chair

Jo is a non-executive director, certified advisory board chair and skilled executive general manager with the ability to influence and deliver growth in private and public companies and government enterprises.

With more than 20 years’ experience assisting organisations to differentiate and better compete, Jo brings to boards diverse industry experience.

Away from professional engagements, Jo enjoys connecting with the outdoors, yoga, travelling abroad and hosting family and friends.

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Tony Kesby, GAICD

Tony Kesby, GAICD

M&A and Business Risk Consultant

Advisory Board Member

Tony has worked as a CIO within the General & Life Insurance, Private Healthcare Insurance & Credit Agency sectors. He has prepared them for IPO on the ASX and the complexity of de-listing from the ASX as a result of acquisition.

Tony is also an avid Skier and wine connoisseur and collector

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Mathew Doughty, GAICD

Mathew Doughty, GAICD

M&A, Business & Technology Risk Consultant

Advisory Board Member

Mathew is a seasoned executive specialising in technology in capital markets and technology risk management. He has in-depth knowledge and experience across all business areas of capital markets and financial services.

Mathew brings a proven track record in executive and board leadership, digital transformation programs, data transformation and cyber security leadership.

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Brian Gillard, BSc LLM, MAICD

Brian Gillard, BSc LLM, MAICD

Legal Counsel to the Board

Brian is the owner and Principal of Gillard Consulting Lawyers practicing in commercial law and leading teams in major acquisitions and commercial disputes.

He has a wide range of experience including advising stakeholders in start-up business ventures and working closely with parties in dispute resolution and litigation.

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