Date posted: 11/11/2016 3 min read

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand appoints new CFO

CA ANZ announces new key appointment to Senior Leadership Team

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand is delighted to announce the appointment of John Paterson as Chief Financial Officer replacing Ken Picard who was in the role for three years.

Mr. Paterson is a Chartered Accountant with significant experience in finance and business. Most recently Mr. Paterson served as CFO Americas for Standard Chartered Bank and as CFO Asia Pacific for the Royal Bank of Scotland. Mr. Paterson has over 15 years of senior management experience, formulating strategy and driving business performance.

Chief Executive Officer Lee White said “We are delighted that John is on board. We have significant ambitions to grow and to continue to deliver for our members. John’s experience will ensure that we continue to optimise our financial performance and that we’re set up for success in the coming years.”

Mr. Paterson holds a Bachelor of Management Studies from the University of Waikato and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Mr Paterson says: “Joining Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand is an exciting part of my career, I look forward to helping the organisation flourish."

“I was attracted to the strength and values of the organisation, its growth ambitions and its increasing appetite to deliver new and innovative products to market, including CA Kairos and a new online education store*”.
John Paterson, Chief Financial Officer, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

Mr Paterson continues:  "The business is working hard to prepare its members for the future, and as a member myself, I know that this is essential to prepare Chartered Accountants for the changes and challenges that lie ahead."

Mr. Paterson started November 7th 2016 and will be based in Sydney

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