Date posted: 20/07/2023

Message from the Tasmanian Council Chair – July 2023

Update from Tasmanian Council Chair, Bo Xu CA

In brief

  • Successful Young Professionals Network event held in Hobart with 45 attendees
  • Plans underway for follow-up event in November, demonstrating positive momentum post-pandemic
  • Tasmanian Council applauds Andrew Quinlan's promotion to GM, Australian Regions, and praises his valuable contributions

Dear Tasmanian CAs, 

There is no denying that we are in the midst of winter, with overcast days and colder temperature, but at least with the solstice passed and the financial year has come to an end, we can now look forward to the build-up to summer. 

At the Tasmanian Council level, it has been a busy time, with a successful Young Professionals Network function being held at the Salamanca Inn in Hobart on July 12. 

In all there were 45 young professionals in attendance, with the vast majority being members of CA ANZ or students at the University of Tasmania. 

This was an excellent turn out of the second event in the post COVID revived Young Professionals Network and is a credit to Robyn Ketchell and those who supported her in making the event a success.  

Contributing to this has been CA ANZ sponsorship as well as pro-active approaches to member firms to encourage their young professionals to attend the functions. 

Plans are now well underway for a further function in November. 

In finishing, I would like to pay tribute to our Regional Manager for Tasmania and Victoria, Andrew Quinlan, who has capably undertaken this role since April 2019.  

Andrew has now been promoted within CA ANZ to General Manager, Australian Regions and remains within the Member Engagement team so he is not lost to us completely.  

He will be sorely missed by the Tasmanian Councillors but we wish him all the best in future. 

As always, the Tasmania Council is always keen to hear your feedback or matters of concern. If you would like to raise these and possibly attend a Tasmanian Council meeting to share your comments, please don’t hesitate to reach out. 

Bo Xu CA  

Chair – CA ANZ Tasmania Council 

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