Our leadership

The Australian Institute for Commercial Recovery is comprised of industry leaders, commercial expertise and respected professionals.


The commercial recovery industry employs over 7,000 people and generates revenue in excess of $1 Billion dollars. A significant number of other professionals are employed within the credit and revenue sections of both the private and government sectors.

The AICR leadership team


Brian Carter


Brian Carter has over 50 years’ experience in the commercial recovery industry. Brian is still actively involved in the industry as a managing director. Brian is a life member and former captain of the Lakes Golf Club.


Ashley Carter


Ashley Carter has over 20 years’ experience in the commercial recovery industry as a General Manager and Solicitor/Director. Ashley has a degree in Commerce, majoring in Marketing and Management as well as a diploma of Law from the University of Sydney.


Jacquelynne Willcox

Board Member

Jacquelynne Willcox leads Australia’s multi award winning Powell Tate, a specialist corporate and public affairs agency. Jacquelynne has considerable experience in the management of complex policy reform, influencing legislation, government relations and crisis and issues management. Jacquelynne advises clients on corporate communication including litigation communication and national policy issues. Jacquelynne is Deputy Chair of Australia’s leading think tank, The Sydney Institute and is a trustee of CEDA, the Committee for Economic Development of Australia. Jacquelynne is a former television, radio and newspaper journalist. She has produced and directed television documentaries and is the author of two successful books.


Carl Scully

Deputy Chair

Carl Scully practised law for 7 years before embarking on a 17-year political career in the NSW parliament. For nearly 12 of those years, he served in high ministerial positions primarily involved in the delivery of major road, rail and housing infrastructure for the NSW Government. Additionally, Carl had overall responsibility for the planning and delivery of the transport task for the Sydney 2000 Olympics. After politics, he worked for several years for WorleyParsons initially as a local consultant and then for several years as an international business development director for the infrastructure and environment part of the business. He was appointed in January 2018, by NSW Minister Anthony Roberts, as Chair of the Sydney East Planning Panel.


Maricarmen Wacher

Executive Officer

Maricarmen Wacher has worked in business consulting for the last 5 years, assisting clients ranging from schools, hospitals, and law firms. She is also a Juris Doctor candidate, a judo coach and competitor, as well as the current President of the UNSW Judo Club.