Members of a certain longevity in this profession undoubtedly would have had an association with WA's own Kaye Luke somewhere along the line.
Kaye worked in the then Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia Perth office for about 34 years from March 1969 when she started as assistant to the State Registrar.
In 1974, she was promoted to Assistant State Registrar and then Assistant State Director in 1988, which was retitled Assistant Regional Manager in 2000.
She left the Institute in June 2003 following an organisation-wide restructure.
Honorary membership can be bestowed upon non-members who have displayed outstanding contributions to the profession through long-standing service and participation with distinction to Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia, or the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Honorary membership recognises people who have delivered outstanding and distinguished service to CA ANZ (or its antecedents) over and above what is normally expected of an office bearer or could reasonably be expected through voluntary contribution to the organisation.
Kaye was nominated for this honour because of the longevity of her service to the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia, and the level of personalised pastoral care and support she offered Western Australian members during this time.
She is continually spoken of very highly by Western Australian members, even though she has not worked for our organisation for almost 20 years. She attends the WA Retired Members lunch series when she can to catch up with members.
Kaye was informed of her membership in late December by Life Member Ross Ledger FCA, CA ANZ Council member Tinashe Kamangira FCA and 2020 WA Council Chair Amanda Cox FCA.
We congratulate Kaye for being recognised in this way and look forward to celebrating this achievement with her at the upcoming Fellowship dinner on 6 May.