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.

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  1. UN goals provide starting point for next Government

    Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand’s Business Reform Leader Karen McWilliams FCA says the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals provide a ready-made framework for a COVID-19...

  2. Change in GDP falls short as measure of true impact of COVID-19

    Australia and New Zealand are now both officially in an economic recession with GDP falls in consecutive quarters. A nuanced look at COVID’s impact can reveal a more mixed report card...

  3. Important global direction for harmonisation of corporate reporting

    Transparent measurement and disclosure of sustainability performance is now a fundamental part of effective business management...

  4. Get help before dropping off insolvency cliff

    Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Business Reform Leader Karen McWilliams FCA says a reality check will be coming for some businesses once the various forms of government business...

  5. Rebuilding together but are we rebuilding better?

    Business Reform Leader Karen McWilliams FCA asks is this a missed opportunity to connect New Zealand’s rebuild with the Wellbeing priorities?...

  6. Budget 2020: Paving the way for NZ 2050

    Business Reform Leader Karen McWilliams FCA and Senior Policy Advocate Lydia Tsen CA look at history as a guide for next week’s Budget...

  7. Members support CA ANZ’s climate change advocacy

    Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand strongly support CA ANZ taking an active role in climate change...

  8. Accountants ride to rescue the planet

    The theme for this year’s Davos meeting – the World Economic Forum’s annual gathering of global leaders – was “Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World”...

  9. How CFOs can create value for their organisations

    Lessons from global finance leaders on the future role of the CFO...

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