1.  A network of trusted business advisors, inspiring people and challenging the norm, giving back to the accounting and business communities.
2.  A global network of Proactive Accountants revolutionising financial performance for their business clients.




Founded in 2005 by entrepreneur, Rob Nixon, the company has been responsible for creating a positive impact on more than 850 Accounting firms across Australia and New Zealand through its core coaching service, and thousands more through events, content and technology.


In 2010 Colin Dunn, ACA bought into the business to form a partnership and what is now known as the Proactive Accountants Network. Both Rob and Colin have been working directly with Accountants for over 20 years, helping them develop and implement strategies to build better businesses.


Together, Rob, Col and the team have relentlessly pursued to improve the output of accounting firms by training and coaching them, creating content and systems for them, helping them create the value their business clients are looking for and developing technology to monitor it all.


In 2011 the Network was recognised as one of the fastest growing industry associations in Australasia, ranking 9th in BRW’s Top 100 Accounting Firms.


Some make headlines. We make history.

We have always been a progressive organisation committed to integrity, professionalism, innovation and dispelling that traditional typecast of the Accounting profession. We teach Accountants how to provide exceptional service, to modern standards, so they can leave a proud and lasting legacy.
Our people are energetic, inspirational and come from a diverse range of backgrounds. We have teams in Australia, India, New Zealand and North America. Together we bring a unique combination of knowledge and passion to address the challenges and opportunities that face our community. The rest, as they say, is history.
Other facts and figures you might not know about the global network:
PAN_blue_bullet We believe accountants are the natural trusted business adviser

PAN_blue_bullet The Network is made up of over 350 proactive Accounting firms ($500K – $5M)

PAN_blue_bullet We’ve helped create $272M in profit for Accounting firms and $816M in wealth for their business clients

PAN_blue_bullet 4,500+ Accounting firms in Australasia have been positively impacted by the Network since 2005

PAN_blue_bullet The Network is expanding internationally, its services have reached out to 38 countries.


For more information about the Proactive Accountants Network, please contact us on +61 7 3607 6600.