About Karen McWilliams FCA

Karen is responsible for shaping and influencing business reform issues of relevance to Chartered Accountants including insolvency, corporate governance, anti-money laundering, corporations’ law and sustainability matters. 

She identifies new and emerging areas of relevance to members in the business policy and regulatory space, helps drive change by influencing government, regulators and business on the need for reform, and provides strategic guidance to members on the impact of new laws and regulations.

With 20 years’ experience in a range of business and advisory roles, Karen has held positions at WorleyParsons, Ernst and Young and Deloitte in London.

Karen is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, a Fellow Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and holds a Master of Arts in Mathematical Sciences from the University of Oxford.

Posts by Karen McWilliams FCA

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  1. Advocacy wins for CA ANZ

    Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand’s Reporting and Assurance Team has had a couple of recent successes with proactive advocacy...

  2. Trust is the currency of ethics

    How purpose, ethics and transparency increase trust in business...

  3. CAs and document certification

    What you need to do if you are asked to certify a copy of a document...

  4. Australian regulators call for a shift in treatment of climate-related risks

    From corporate social responsibility to global financial stability and financial statement disclosures...

  5. Reconnecting accountants with their purpose through sustainable business

    During the opening session of the A4S summit, CFOs of leading organisation’s including Salesforce, Brookfield Asset Management and SSE plc, discussed the important role of business in delivering the...

  6. Transitioning to a low carbon and more sustainable economy

    Lessons from business and government actions to address climate change...

  7. How technology is helping increase transparency in supply chains

    The opportunities for business to use blockchain to simplify processes and improve their reputation...

  8. Join the conversation on New Zealand's Zero Carbon Bill

    We’re seeking your views to help shape our submission on New Zealand’s Zero Carbon Bill...

  9. Year-end climate change disclosures

    We share some global tools and resources to help organisations with their climate-related disclosures...

  10. A new practical guide to help your business become more innovative

    Chartered Accountants ANZ launches a new business briefing about innovation for small and medium businesses...

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