Date posted: 25/03/2021 3 min read

David Gibbs FCA awarded CA ANZ Life Membership

A Fellow Chartered Accountant hailing from Victoria, Australia has been awarded a life membership 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
  • 2020 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 awarded a life membership 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.

Bryan Gibbs FCA (left) and David Gibbs FCA (right)

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 2020 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.

2020 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.

David Gibbs was awarded his life membership on Wednesday 10 March, at the Fellowship and Life Membership Presentation Ceremony, held in the CA ANZ Melbourne Office. During this ceremony, Chartered Accountants ANZ, also celebrated 16 Victorian members who advanced to Fellowship of CA ANZ in 2020; Damien Butler FCA, David Chen FCA, Anna Cooshna FCA, Aaron Cassidy FCA, Melissa Humann FCA, Melissa Jeremiah FCA, Tanya Marks FCA, David McDonald FCA, Stephen Michell FCA, Mukund Narayanamurti FCA, Timothy Noonan FCA, Justin O’Brien FCA, Kym Pfitzner FCA, Justin Read FCA, Chris Simmons FCA, Andrew Van De Beek FCA

 

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