Date posted: 10/07/2020 3 min read

David Gibbs FCA to become CA ANZ’s newest Life Member

A Fellow Chartered Accountant hailing from Victoria, Australia has been announced as the latest addition to the renowned list of Life Members in recognition of his distinguished career in accounting.

In Brief

  • Life Memberships are CA ANZ’s highest honour acknowledging outstanding contribution to the accounting profession
  • David Gibbs FCA has been recognised for his exceptional career in business, his voluntary contribution to the profession and his steadfast commitment to his community
  • CA ANZ President Peter Rupp FCA called David to pass on his congratulations and express his gratitude for the outstanding contribution he has made

A Fellow Chartered Accountant hailing from Victoria, Australia has been announced as the latest addition to the renowned list of Life Members in recognition of his distinguished career in accounting.

Life Memberships are CA ANZ's highest honour, given in acknowledgement of exceptional members and their outstanding contribution to the accounting profession. Bestowed by the CA ANZ Council, the accolade is very rare with the number of Life Members restricted to 40 at a time.

David Gibbs FCA has been recognised for his exceptional career in business, his voluntary contribution to the profession and his steadfast commitment to his community. Currently Gibbs is a Partner at MVA Bennett Chartered Accountants and a director of the network group of Walker Wayland Australasia. He has been a member of CA ANZ since 1974 and a Fellow since 1987.

His dedication to the profession is evident in his lifelong service to numerous committees and member groups including as Chair of the Victorian Regional Council, associated subcommittees and as a member of the National Council.

David Gibbs FCA

Not only has he been the convenor of the Victorian CA Advisory Group for the last 20 years helping to support fellow members facing professional challenges, but he is also a member of the Professional Standards Tribunal which helps to maintain the high professional standards to which members commit upon becoming a CA.

Life Memberships are only given to those who go above and beyond expectations, reflecting the prestigious nature of the award, and David Gibbs is the epitome of this.
Peter Rupp FCA CA ANZ President.

With his career spanning well over 4 decades, Gibbs' passion for family enterprise led him to become founding director of the Family Business Consultants Network as well as the Co-Chair of the Victorian Branch of STEP UK, The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

In addition, furthering his strong interest in philanthropy he was a foundation director of the Australian Communities Foundation. He continues to contribute to the wider community as board director of several leading institutions including Cancer Council Victoria and as a director of the Freemasons Foundation Victoria Limited.

CA ANZ President Peter Rupp FCA called David to pass on his congratulations and express his gratitude for the outstanding contribution he has made to the profession over many years. "Life Memberships are only given to those who go above and beyond expectations, reflecting the prestigious nature of the award, and David Gibbs is the epitome of this," said Rupp.

There are currently just 25 Life Members.

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