Cassandra Crowley FCA has been elected President of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.
She replaces Darren Scammell FCA. Crowley is Chief Executive of New Zealand, Taranaki-based Te Korowai o Ngāruahine.
Also Audit New Zealand Executive Director Stephen Walker FCA has been appointed as Vice President New Zealand.
Crowley thanked her predecessor for his leadership during a significant year for the organisation. “Darren championed the voice of our members, and I plan to do the same during my year as President.
“The right mix of people and strategic direction means that our organisation will continue to grow and strengthen the CA designation through our strategic alliance with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) or new initiatives such as CA Kairos.”
Two new directors – Ming Long FCA and Penny Stragalinos FCA – have also been appointed.
Andrea Waters FCA retired from the Board at the end of 2016.
Board Chair Murray Jack FCA thanked Waters for her considerable contribution to the board.