Board of Directors


















Mr Daryl Koch  
Chair of the Board    


Daryl is Principal of Canterbury Commercial Services (An Advisory firm for Risk, Governance and Compliance specialising in holders of Australian Financial Services Licences, and Company Secretarial Services for NFPs). Prior to his current vocation, Daryl was Head of Assurance (Australia) for a Financial Markets Operations Unit of a major Australian Trading Bank. He has a varied background in Risk Management over 35 years. Past roles include Foreign Exchange Trading and Advisory, Interest Rate Risk Management, Derivative Structuring and Synthetic Debt Structuring. Daryl is experienced in NFP businesses including past Chair of the Victorian Chapter of the Finance and Treasury Association, Past Board Member of a Melbourne Private Member’s Club, Past Deputy Chair of the Disciplinary Tribunal of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), Immediate past President of the Victorian Divisional Council of the IPA. Currently, in addition to client advisory. Daryl is Board Director of Association of Accounting Technicians Australia Ltd and a member of the ASIC Business Advisory Council.

Mr Reece Agland

Reece is an experienced policy advisor and superannuation expert, having worked at the ATO, the Institute of Public Accountants and Taxpayers Australia.  Reece recently completed a Master of Public Policy and Management at the University of Melbourne and has undergraduate degrees in Law and Commerce, also from the University of Melbourne. Reece believes that bookkeepers are an integral part of the tax system and that the revival of the AAT is vital to this sector. He is keen to work on promoting the AAT and its members.

Ms Rochelle Park
Chief Executive Officer           

Rochelle is the Chief Executive Officer of AAT Australia and has enjoyed an extensive career as a bookkeeper in practice.  Rochelle is passionate about supporting the needs of small business and bookkeepers.  Rochelle's experience extends too many years of educating bookkeepers during their studies and in the early stages of establishing their practices, whilst gaining experience and growing confidence.  Currently studying the Masters of Business Administration at Deakin University, Rochelle is inspired by the vision of supporting AAT Australia members in achieve success in their careers and the continued growth and recognition of the professionalism of accounting technicians.


Mr Nick Chapman

Nick is the current COO of Monarch Institute having joined the group in 2015. Prior to joining the Monarch team, Nick was the General Manager of Rockwell Financial Services Group’s consumer investment business having joined Rockwell after 10 years at the Bennelong Group, one of Australia’s leading private equity and funds management groups. During his time at Bennelong Nick held various positions including General Manager and Director of Aurora Media in Dubai, Director of i-comm Media in London, CEO of Crown Content in Melbourne finally culminating in his appointment to Group General Manager. Nick holds a double degree in Law and Commerce and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors


Mr Morris Kaplan

After graduating from Sydney University, Morris began his career as an engineer working in the electronics sector, moving into management after gaining an MBA from the MGSM. Later, working in stockbroking and investment banking, he built an expertise in finance including a role as non-executive director of a listed technology company. He has founded several start-ups, including a publishing company specialising in business books. He is co-founder and Executive Director of membership site the BookkeepersHub.


Ms Cassandra Scott

Cassandra Scott worked in Public and Private Sector organisations, prior to starting her own bookkeeping practice in 2005.  Combined, she has over 33 years’ experience providing bookkeeping, consulting, administration and business support services across a range of industries.
She is recognised nationally as a bookkeeping specialist and provides mentoring services to other bookkeepers, and regularly contributes to ongoing discussion and development of programs to increase the professionalism and evolution of the bookkeeping industry.
In 2016, Cassandra launched the Bookkeepers in Practice (Australia) Facebook group – a forum that provides a platform for collaboration, support and mentoring for owners of bookkeeping practices.  With a membership base of over 1500 practice owners, there is a continuous focus on raising the bar and professionalism of the industry.  Cassandra wants to see a far greater industry focus, on collaboration between bookkeepers and accountants, with a focus on high quality advice to clients.