- Barry Thomas FCA made Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to tourism and business.
- Caren Rangi FCA and Graeme Titcombe CA made Officers of the New Zealand Order of Merit.
- Andrew Dellaca CA, JP and Matthew Hall CA made Members of the New Zealand Order of Merit.
Five Kiwi Chartered Accountants were recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List announced in early June.
Barry Thomas FCA of Queenstown was appointed a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to tourism and business.
Barry has been the founder of a number of prosperous and well-known New Zealand businesses.
One notable contribution has been to one of New Zealand’s most successful tourism businesses, Skyline Enterprises, which under his leadership has grown to a market capitalisation of $780 million, employing more than 1000 full-time employees.
Caren Rangi FCA of Hawke’s Bay was appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to the Pacific community and governance.
She founded Ei Mua Consulting Ltd and has contributed her services to the Pacific community in a range of governance roles.
She was the recent National President of the Pacific women’s council PACIFICA Inc. during which time she headed a number of initiatives and mentored other women into leadership roles.
This honour also comes after Caren won The Linden Estate Leader of the Year award at the PAN PAC Hawke’s Bay Business Awards in 2017.
Graeme Titcombe CA of Wellington was appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to the home support sector and the community.
He had an extensive career in the electrical and electronic manufacturing and service industries before becoming CEO of Access HomeHealth (now Access Community Health).
Access Community Health is a provider of home-based health and disability services owned by Rural Women New Zealand. As CEO, Graeme led the consolidation of a number of rural support services into a national service and oversaw significant growth.
Andrew Dellaca CA, JP of Christchurch was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to children and sports governance.
He is Chairman of Cholmondeley Children’s Centre and oversaw the rebuilding of the Children’s Centre following the Christchurch earthquakes. He led a fundraising campaign that saw the $6 million facility delivered debt free.
In his role as Treasurer with the Buller Cricket Association, Andrew oversaw a turnaround in the association’s finances and operations.
Matthew Hall CA of Ashburton was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to conservation and fishing.
He has been a longtime member and twice chairman of the Central South Island (CSI) Fish and Game Council. He was involved in developing the draft Salmon Management Plan and is CSI’s advocate to the Salmon Enhancement Trust.
Matthew has been a chairman and member of many fishing and water management entities, leading stakeholder engagement, education and conservation efforts.
“We are incredibly proud to have active and retired members in our fold who tirelessly serve our communities and advance our national economy for the betterment of all,” said Peter Vial, New Zealand Country Head of Chartered Accountants ANZ.
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