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Accounting body makes major board changes


One prominent accounting body has announced the appointment of a new president, a new vice-president and two new directors to its board for 2017.

By Lara Bullock 9 minute read

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) has revealed that Cassandra Crowley FCA has been elected president for a one-year term, from 1 January to 31 December 2017. 

Ms Crowley, who is the chief executive of New Zealand company Te Korowai o Ngāruahine, replaces Darren Scammell FCA.

Ms Crowley thanked her predecessor for his leadership during a significant year for the organisation.


“Darren championed the voice of our members, and I plan to do the same during my year as president,” Ms Crowley said.

“The right mix of people and strategic direction means that our organisation will continue to grow and strengthen the CA designation through our strategic alliance with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) or new initiatives such as CA Kairos.”

Stephen Walker FCA, who is the executive director of Audit New Zealand, has been appointed as vice-president – New Zealand.

Further, Ming Long FCA and Penny Stragalinos FCA have been appointed as directors.

CA ANZ board chair Murray Jack FCA also thanked Andrea Waters FCA for her considerable contribution to the board, following her retirement at the end of 2016.

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