Meet the CMS Strategic Protected Estates Advisers


Ian McFarlane

+(08) 8407 1300
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Areas of Specialisation:

  • Protected Estates;
  • Agribusiness;
  • Wine and viticulture;
  • Not-for-profit.

Ian has been a Chartered Accountant since completing his studies in 1977. He has been a partner & director of the firm under various names since 1988.

Ian has a range of clients in the professions, agriculture (having come from a farming background ) including the wine industry, manufacturing, retailing, superannuation funds, charities & legal managerships for protected persons under the Aged & Infirm Property Act 1940, as amended. He is also auditor of several organisations & superannuation funds.

Ian has held a number of honorary appointments over the years for bodies such as schools & sporting organisations. He is currently Chairman of the Da Costa Samaritan Fund Trust, a charitable trust set up to assist convalescent hospital patients with personal financial needs. Through an enjoyment with playing golf he is on the committee of the Royal Adelaide Golf Club Inc, well known in golfing circles here in Adelaide.

Outside of work he enjoys relaxing with good company, enjoying a variety of wines, good food, watching the share market & playing lots of golf.

Ian is a Registered company auditor, Registered tax agent, Registered SMSF Auditor and a STEP member.


Marc Bowyer

+(08) 8407 1300
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Areas of Specialisation:

  • Automotive;
  • Self-Managed Superannuation Funds;
  • Professional Services.

Marc has over 20 years experience in the area of taxation and business services to the small and medium business sectors of which the last 10 years has been predominantly spent in the automotive sector. Most of his experience has been from working with family business across all industry sectors including, retail, manufacturing, health, property, primary production, hospitality and of course automotive.

Marc has assisted his clients with their annual taxation work, business advice and taxation planning together with providing specialist advice in the areas of succession planning and superannuation and is highly sought after for his specific taxation knowledge.

Much of Marc’s value added services comes from understanding client’s businesses and their need to successfully use ideas such as re-structuring opportunities and superannuation to help reduce his client’s overall tax and to increase their wealth. He has also been very active in assisting clients professionalise their business in the areas of setting strategy’s, KPI’s and benchmarks, establishing management reports and assisting with the setting up of company boards. This work has been specifically targeted to assist family businesses in the automotive industry.

Marc is a Registered tax agent, Registered SMSF Auditor and a Chartered Tax Advisor.


Thrity Anthon

General Manager
+(08) 8407 1300
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Areas of Specialisation:

  • Self Managed Superfunds;
  • Financial Reporting;
  • Audit;
  • Quality Assurance;
  • Practice Management.

Thrity joined Cleland McFarlane Selth in 2002, with 14 years of experience in audit with Big Four firms and 7 years experience in commerce. She managed the firm’s audit section for 8 years before accepting the role of General Manager. Thrity provides the firm with business knowledge gained from her involvement with clients in numerous industries and technical expertise in financial and management accounting.

Her role is to assist the Directors in their efforts to ensure that the firm consistently provides high quality services to all clients whilst affording staff a stimulating work environment in which to develop their careers. Through effective planning, monitoring and organising she facilitates the evolution of the firm.

Thrity is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (UK) and continues to have an interest in audits of Self Managed Superannuation Funds.