Date posted: 21/12/2018 2 min read

Jane Stanton: Reflections on my year

Outgoing CA ANZ President Jane Stanton FCA reflects on her year as 2018 President

In Brief

  • In December 2018, Jane Stanton FCA finishes her year as president of CA ANZ.
  • Members volunteer on committees, participate in discussion groups, provide guidance through CAAG, share experiences through Mentor Exchange and support candidates to complete the CA Program.
  • She says leadership can be challenging, yet as CAs we need never feel isolated

I was humbled every day of my presidency to meet members who make such a valuable contribution to their clients, colleagues and communities. I have welcomed the newest members to our profession and celebrated longevity of service with others. I have met members who are politicians, CEOs or lead partners, and CAs who service their communities as sole practitioners or are working to build sustainable enterprises within Indigenous communities.

Members volunteer on governance committees, participate in discussion groups, provide guidance through the Chartered Accountants Advisory Group, share experiences through Mentor Exchange and support candidates to complete the CA Program. We are a profession but, more importantly, we are a community.

We all need our tribe… our community and connections. A place to seek guidance and be guided, be supported and be educated. A place built on a foundation of ethics and values. A safe place.

"It has been an honour and privilege to serve as President of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand in 2018."
Jane Stanton, 2018 CA ANZ President

I am privileged every day to see evidence of this, particularly at member celebrations. I often wish I could bottle the tangible sense of pride, comradeship and commitment when welcoming a new member to the profession or to Fellowship.

Leadership can be challenging, yet as CAs we need never feel isolated. Each of us has the support of our profession. It has been an honour and privilege to serve as President of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand in 2018.

Jane Stanton FCA
Jane Stanton FCA, 2018 CA ANZ President.

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