Date posted: 26/09/2023

Celebrating Success: Brisbane New Member Ceremony

Recognising our new CAs in Brisbane.

In brief

  • A summary of the night
  • One of our most anticipated events
  • Community and support for members

Brisbane New Member Ceremony at The Rivershed

Brisbane held its New Member Ceremony at The Rivershed at Howard Smith Wharves on Thursday 7 September, with a total of 108 new members being recognised.

This annual event is one of the most eagerly awaited events on the calendar for the CA community in Brisbane, not only recognising the hard work and dedication of new members but also a showcase of the supportive and vibrant community that surrounds them.

Brisbane New Member Ceremony at The Rivershed

Inspiring words from esteemed guests

A number of special guests gave words of wisdom including CA ANZ’s Vice President Grant Ellis FCA. His congratulatory message to the cohort emphasized the importance of trust and respect that the CA designation carries, stating, "The respect and trust embodied in your CA designation is not only the result of your effort to obtain it but what you will now do with it.”

Shane Simmons FCA, QLD Regional Council Chair, encouraged the new members to embrace their opportunity with enthusiasm and determination, expressing his confidence in their potential for great success in their careers as Chartered Accountants.

Fiona Brazier CA, Young Regional Member of the Year 2022, engaged with the new member cohort and shared valuable advice, saying, "The more you put in, the more you get out – don't run yourself into the ground, but take every opportunity presented to you if you can. You never know what you'll learn or who you'll meet."

The Charge, a highlight of the event was led by Susan Rix AM FCA, speaking on behalf of the CA Advisory Group, who brought her inspiring energy to the stage, motivating the new members to forge ahead in their journeys.

Brisbane New Member Ceremony at The Rivershed

A night of celebration and community

The evening was well-attended by the QLD Regional Council, YCA Panel, and Public Practice Panel members, all of whom played a vital role in supporting the newest members and showcasing the boundless opportunities available within CA ANZ.

The atmosphere was electric throughout the night, with families, partners, parents, mentors, colleagues, and loved ones coming together to celebrate this milestone. One attendee expressed, "It was also great how they allowed each table to cheer as loudly and proudly as they liked while celebrating the new candidates. It made the evening so much more fun and enjoyable!"

Brisbane New Member Ceremony at The Rivershed

Attendee feedback was positive with members expressing that the organisation and energy on the night made it memorable.

Brisbane New Member Ceremony at The Rivershed

Looking forward to a bright future

CA ANZ hope the supportive community and inspiring words will guide members as they embark on their professional journeys toward success, trust, and respect in their careers.

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to all the new members and our gratitude to everyone who contributed to making this event a resounding success.