Date posted: 29/04/2020

CA ANZ Board appoints Ainslie van Onselen as CEO

The Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) Board has announced the appointment of Ainslie van Onselen as Chief Executive Officer of CA ANZ.

The Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) Board has announced the appointment of Ainslie van Onselen as Chief Executive Officer of CA ANZ.

Ainslie van Onselen - Photo credit: Janie Barrett / The Sydney Morning Herald
Ainslie van Onselen | Photo credit: Janie Barrett / The Sydney Morning Herald

Ainslie, who recently spent six years at the Westpac Group including as the Managing Director of RAMS, commences her role as CEO at CA ANZ on 18 May 2020. She succeeds Simon Hann who is Interim CEO.

CA ANZ Chair John Palermo FCA said the Board conducted an extensive search process. "Ainslie is a great match for the qualities we were looking for."

"She's a nimble thinker with an eye to the future, has a strong record of strategic thinking alongside a proven ability to be agile and a visible advocate for change for a public benefit."

"Her membership body mindset, future focus and digital acumen will be invaluable to make a difference for the profession of Chartered Accountants across Australia and New Zealand."

He thanked Simon Hann for ably steering CA ANZ through the adjustments required to support members and continue to operate effectively during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Based in Sydney, Ainslie is an experienced executive with a background in financial services and as a Non-Executive Director with various listed, government and not-for-profit organisations. She has practiced as a litigation lawyer, including as a partner in a specialist corporate and commercial practice in WA.

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