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APESB announces board member appointment


The Accounting Professional and Ethical Standards Board (APESB) has announced the appointment of Penny Egan to the board.

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Ms Egan is the CEO of Cancer Council Tasmania and a Life Member of CPA Australia. She also sits on the Compliance Advisory Panel of the International Federation of Accountants.

Her previous positions include being a board director and president of CPA Australia, director of Softwood Tasmania and director of Newood Holdings.

Ms Egan has worked in senior management roles across several Tasmanian government organisations including as chief financial officer with the Department of Health and Human Services and Forestry Tasmania.

APESB chair Nicola Roxon said Ms Egan’s experience and expertise would add great value to the board.

“Penny has made a significant contribution as a chief executive and chief financial officer in both the public and private sectors. I can see her bringing the same high quality professional approach that we strive for here at the APESB,” Ms Roxon said.

Ms Egan was appointed following the retirement of board member Peter Day after seven years of service.

“We thank Peter for all his work, in particular his perspectives on behalf of professional accountants in business and his many thoughtful and insightful comments that often provided a solution to complex issues,” Ms Roxon said.

“On behalf of the board, I would like to place on record the valuable contributions he has made to the APESB and the accounting profession in general.”

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