New Plymouth and Gisborne accounting students are the first two recipients of the Craig Norgate Memorial Scholarships which honour an inspirational business leader and support two young Kiwis setting out on their Chartered Accountant careers.
Kylie Filbee-Cronin was awarded the Craig Norgate Taranaki Memorial Scholarship, acknowledging the Taranaki roots of the former New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants head and Fonterra chief executive.
She works for Chartered Accountants firm Staples Rodway in New Plymouth.
The national scholarship went to Isaac Hughes who works for Coates Associates Chartered Accountants in Gisborne.
Both are studying to become Chartered Accountants.
Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Central North Island Regional Manager Neal McDiarmid says the quality of the scholarship applicants was outstanding. “Both winners stood out for their leadership abilities, passion and drive. Both also have strong commitments to their communities.
“As Chartered Accountants they will be able to make even greater differences to businesses and their communities.”
Norgate, who led the New Zealand Chartered Accountants’ organisation at a key time in its history – its amalgamation with Australia – died aged 50 in 2015. He also played an important role in the formation of Fonterra and was the dairy co-operative’s first chief executive. He was a Chartered Accountant Fellow.
The annual scholarships are:
- The Craig Norgate New Zealand Memorial Scholarship – a national scholarship open to anyone enrolled, or planning to enrol, in the CA Program.
- The Craig Norgate Taranaki Memorial Scholarship – open to anyone, at the time of application, living, studying or working in Taranaki and is enrolled, or planning to enrol, in the CA Program.
Each scholarship is worth $5000 over two years and is targeted at helping cover students’ course costs while completing the CA Program.