Date posted: 14/12/2023

Election results for 2024 office bearers

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Council announces the 2024 President and Vice Presidents for Australia and New Zealand.

In brief

  • Current Australia Vice President Tinashe Kamangira FCA has been elected President of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand for 2024, by the CA ANZ Council
  • Naomi Walsh has been appointed as Vice President for Australia
  • Grant Ellis FCA will serve another year as Vice President for New Zealand

CA ANZ Chair John Palermo congratulates Tinashe, Naomi and Grant, and thanks outgoing 2023 President Murray Harrington FCA for his leadership and strong member voice into the Board, not only during the 12 months of his presidency, but over many years of service to CA ANZ’s membership and governance bodies.

“Murray has been a pragmatic and measured voice for our membership, and we’ve greatly appreciated his perspective and energy, not just during his presidency, but throughout his seven years of service to CA ANZ.

2024 CA ANZ Office Bearers from left: Vice-President Naomi Walsh FCA, President Tinashe Kamangira FCA, Vice-President Grant Ellis FCA

2024 CA ANZ Office Bearers from left: Vice-President Naomi Walsh FCA, President Tinashe Kamangira FCA, Vice-President Grant Ellis FCA.

“He has been a strong voice on why our profession is an attractive choice for the next generation of talent – in particular, pointing to the important role accountants and auditors play in transitioning our planet to a more sustainable future.

“Murray also actively engaged with our membership to obtain support for the recommendations that came from the Professional Conduct Review. These changes mean we can further evolve our conduct and disciplinary framework, so it can deal more effectively with the contemporary issues we see today.

“On behalf of our board and councils, as well as the entire membership, I would like to thank Murray for his commitment and energy during what has been a challenging year for our profession.

“Congratulations to Tinashe Kamangira on being elected president and Grant and Naomi vice-presidents for 2024. Tinashe has been a strong advocate for our members as part of the Western Australia Regional Council and CA ANZ Council, and I have no doubt he will continue to drive member focus and value in everything we do throughout the coming year.”

About Tinashe Kamangira FCA

Tinashe is a Director at Deloitte Australia. He has more than 16 years of accounting, taxation and business advisory experience, serving private businesses and their owners.

He was previously in the Private Advisory Practice of Grant Thornton in Perth and also worked for Grant Thornton Sweden as part of the talent mobility program.

Tinashe is a member of the WA Regional Council and was chair in 2019 in addition his role as a CA Program Facilitator and exam marker. He also sits on various boards, finance, audit and risk committees for local and international organisations.

Tinashe has a Bachelor of Commerce and majored in Accounting and Finance at Curtin University of Technology, Perth. He also holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Information Systems and Information Technology.

About Naomi Walsh FCA

Naomi is a Senior Industry Fellow at the University of Tasmania and non-executive director on several Tasmanian government and other organisation boards, including chair of audit, risk and governance committees.

Naomi’s work at the university focuses on business engagement, accounting employment skills and an intern program for international accounting masters students. Previous experience includes senior finance and commercial management, mid-tier accounting firms and consulting in Western Australia and the UK.

Naomi is a member and Deputy Chair of the Tasmanian Regional Council and was previously a member of the CA ANZ Corporate Sector Advisory Committee. Naomi is a member of the CA ANZ Female Focus Champions and has been involved in the CA Program as a facilitator and exam marker.

In 2014, Naomi was awarded the Telstra Businesswomen’s Award, Tasmania Corporate sector for leadership in the construction industry.

About Grant Ellis FCA

Grant is the former Chief Financial Officer of NZX and ASX listed Restaurant Brands New Zealand Limited, a role in which he was awarded the Deloitte Top 200 CFO of the year in 2019.

He has been a Chartered Accountant for 36 years, working in the corporate sector for most of his career, in a number of finance roles with major New Zealand companies.

He has a military background, serving in the New Zealand Army reserve for 21 years. He is a past-President and a Life Member of the Auckland Officers’ Club and currently sits on its Investment Committee. He also is a Trustee of the Ranfurly Veterans’ Trust. Grant has previously served his local community on the board of the local primary school, residents associations and a number of yachting and boating organisations.