Date posted: 3/12/2019 3 min read

CEO search underway

Chartered Accountants ANZ Chief Executive Officer Rick Ellis will not be extending time as CEO beyond his current contract.

In Brief

  • CA ANZ CEO Rick Ellis will not be extending his role as CEO beyond mid 2020
  • As CEO, Rick oversaw a strategic review which underpinned an ambitious vision for the future of the accounting profession and CA ANZ
  • A search for a new CEO has commenced

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Chief Executive Officer Rick Ellis will not be putting himself forward to extend his role as CEO past mid next year when his contract finishes.

During his tenure as CEO, Rick oversaw a strategic review which has underpinned an ambitious vision for the future of the accounting profession and CA ANZ.

The review began with extensive engagement with members to shape CA ANZ’s strategy and priorities.

Rick Ellis CEO CA ANZ

Rick Ellis
CEO Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

Rick described progress since the review as “highly energising” and highlighted the implementation and delivery of a number of critical initiatives for members, including CA Catalyst, My CA, LinkedIn Learning, the establishment of the Member Support Team and the reform of the CA Program.

Rick joined CA ANZ as CEO in August 2017. He is a seasoned CEO with more than 30 years of trans-Tasman leadership experience across a number of industries including IT, aviation, telecommunications, media and the cultural sector. He has a background in transformation and customer centricity.

Korn Ferry has been appointed as the executive search partner.

If you would like to be considered for the role, or know someone who would, please contact Michael Keevy at Korn Ferry.

Korn Ferry will be able to provide candidates with a copy of the preliminary role description.

Long listing of candidates began on 9 December. Interviews are expected to commence at the end of January 2020.

CA ANZ is keen to consider a diverse set of candidates through this process.

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