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. Trust is the currency of ethics

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

  2. CAs and document certification

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

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

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

  4. 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...

  5. Transitioning to a low carbon and more sustainable economy

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

  6. How technology is helping increase transparency in supply chains

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

  7. Year-end climate change disclosures

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

  8. 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...

  9. The ASX Corporate Governance Council is consulting on changes to their code

    Provide your feedback on the fourth edition of the Corporate Governance Principles and recommendations...

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  10. Raising awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals

    Chartered Accountants ANZ lodges its submission to the Australian Senate Inquiry in the SDGs...

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