Our Evolution

Evolv is the result of a merger between Heffron’s SMSF audit business and BCS Direction’s SMSF audit business.

Evolv now boasts a passionate team of some of the most experienced SMSF auditors in Australia. Our exclusive industry leading web based technology is our major point of differentiation.

Our Senior Team

For all its breakthrough technology and superior service, we believe Evolv can only be as good as the people behind the company. Meet some of our core team.

Ron Phipps-Ellis, Super Audits redefined

Ron Phipps-Ellis

B.Com, CA, JP

Managing Director


Since 2005 Ron has been recognised as a trusted leader in super audits. He has redefined the way super audits are performed. Being a true believer in technology, he and his business manager developed a revolutionary electronic audit software tool which ensures a high quality, efficient and value for money super audit, available only through Evolv’s audit services. His previous career in audit, accounting and tax has facilitated his understanding of the needs of his fellow accountants, administrators and financial planners and through his extensive experience in the superannuation industry, he is responsible for directing Evolv to be one of the leading SMSF audit businesses in Australia.

He is an ASIC registered company auditor (#17757), ASIC registered SMSF auditor (#1000 14042), a member of the ICAA Super committee, as well as a JP.


Dana Kinghorn, Evolv Super

Dana Kinghorn

Head of IT


In addition to her role as the Head of IT and Client On-boarding, Dana brings to Evolv a passion for utilising technology within the SMSF audit industry. Her combined extensive experience of superannuation and technology led her to jointly develop Evolv’s exclusive web-based super audit system.

Arthur Favos, SMSF Auditor

Arthur Favos


Head of Superannuation

Arthur is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years of experience in public practice. He has been involved with self-managed superannuation funds since 1989 and has extensive experience in dealing with the technical and compliance aspects of superannuation. He sees the auditor as an important member of a partnership with the fund accountant ensuring the client receives service and superannuation advice of the highest quality.