Our Evolution

Evolv’s history stretches back to 2006 as a specialist SMSF audit company that would form the basis for what was to come. In 2012 Evolv was born, a company determined to become the most revolutionary SMSF audit company in the country. Now performing nearly 10,000 audits a year, Evolv has built its reputation on the strength of its technological innovation, quality, efficiency and value. 

Evolv’s passionate team boasts some of the most experienced auditors in the country. Our suite of exclusive products – Black, White and Grey – deliver SMSF audits that are value-adds to your business. But our mission to be Australia’s most revolutionary audit company never stops – Evolv continues to collaborate with the SMSF audit industry as we strive to develop tools that evolve the way we all work.

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Ron Phipps-Ellis

B.Com, CA, JP
Founder

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 the Director of Technology developed Evolv’s fully automated integrated super audit platform which ensures a high quality, efficient and value for money super audit. 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.

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Arthur Favos

B.Com, CA, DipFS
Chief Executive Officer

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.

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Dana Kinghorn

Director of Technology

Dana has over 12 years experience in the superannuation industry. Dana brings to Evolv a passion for utilising technology within the SMSF audit industry.
With her extensive business experience, she facilitated her understanding of in-depth business systems and processes. With this understanding and her combined extensive experience of superannuation and technology, it led her to jointly develop Evolv’s exclusive web-based super audit platform.

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Catherine Reynolds

Independent Chair

Catherine is an experienced Board Director and Advisor for high growth, entrepreneurial companies in the technology and professional services sectors.

She has been engaged by Evolv Group on its growth journey to leverage her:

  • experience in navigating the complexities of building governance and strategic frameworks for growth around disruptive, technology centric ventures
  • passion for assisting executive teams to deliver on a long-term vision – balancing the priorities of today and the need to plan for the unknown with hard metrics, executive accountability and a strong dose of empathy, humility and intuition
  • strategic “market making” expertise around the customer in start-ups, high growth SMEs, Blue Chip and Multinational organisations.

Catherine has a deep executive pedigree in the technology industry specifically where bleeding edge innovation requires the scale of enterprise partners and smart capital to scale and thrive in highly regulated environments. She is attracted to industries that are “in flux” and has been a pioneer throughout her career. She was one of the early pioneers of Business Process Engineering (before it existed) in the 1980s, convergent media (mobile telco and media) in the late 1990s, federated identity and web services in the early 2000s, customer centric data analytics and transactional services in the late 2000s and most recently AI for the Professional Services Sector.

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