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. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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”...

  4. How CFOs can create value for their organisations

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

  5. Implementing Australia's Modern Slavery Act knowing your supply chain

    Key takeaways from Australia’s first modern slavery conference brought to you by Chartered Accountants ANZ...

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  6. Trust is the currency of ethics

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

  7. CAs and document certification

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

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

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

  9. 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...

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