Date posted: 19/06/2018 3 min read

Four Australian CAs awarded Queens Birthday honours

Australian Chartered Accountants Peter Kempen, Anthony Bell, Leo Tutt and William Renshaw make Queen’s Birthday Honours List

In brief

  • Peter Kempen FCA made Honorary Member (AM) for services to health, education and the accountancy professions.
  • Anthony Bell CA awarded Medal (OAM) for services to charitable organisations and sailing
  • Leo Tutt FCA made Member (AM) for services to community health, particularly people with diabetes, and accounting
  • William Renshaw FCA received a Medal (OAM) in the General Division for service to the community through a range of organisations

Four Australian Chartered Accountants were honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List announced in early June.  

Peter Kempen FCA of Doncaster East in Victoria was appointed an Honorary Member (AM) in the General Division for services to health, education and the accountancy profession.  

He has served as Chairman and Director of Australasian Leukaemia and Lymphoma Group and Chairman of Pro Medicus since 2010. He has held executive roles with Ivanhoe Grammar School, the University of Melbourne, the Association of Independent Schools Victoria and the Independent Schools Council of Australia.  

Peter also served as Chair of the Victorian State Council for Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand’s predecessor, Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.  

Anthony Bell CA of Sydney, New South Wales was awarded a Medal (OAM) in the General Division for services to charitable organisations and sailing.  

He is the Founder and Chair of Loyal Foundation – a not-for-profit organisation that fundraises for children's health charities. He is the owner of Perpetual Loyal, a competitor in the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race and winner in 2011 and 2016 and a Patron of the Australian Sailing Team.

Anthony is the CEO of Bell Partners accounting firm.  

Leo Tutt FCA of Wahroonga in New South Wales was appointed a Member (AM) in the General Division for service to accounting and community health, particularly people with diabetes.  

He has held numerous leadership roles with various charitable organisations for almost 25 years, most notably as Chairman of Diabetes NSW & ACT and as a Director of Diabetes Australia. He is also a Director of Glycemic Index Limited (GI Foundation), which raises awareness of health benefits of a low Glycemic Index Diet.

Leo is Partner at William Buck Chartered Accountants and a Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Fellow. His contribution to accounting includes over 30 years of global auditing experience and collegiate mentoring of younger team members.

William Renshaw FCA of Blackburn in Victoria received a Medal (OAM) in the General Division for service to the community through a range of organisations.

He has served as Chairman of the National Council for Bible Society of Australia and President of the Melbourne School of Theology, formerly known as Bible College of Victoria.

William has also helped the community through his governance roles as Founding Member and Honorary Treasurer of the Papua New Guinea and Australian Advisory Council for the Christian Leaders Training College of Papua New Guinea. He is also a published author and was Vice-President of the Royal Australian Air Force Wireless Units Association (Victoria). 

“All four Chartered Accountants on this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honour Roll are an inspiration. Their achievements highlight just how trusted accountants and advisors can change our communities for the better,” said Rick Ellis, Chief Executive Chartered Accountants ANZ

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