Date posted: 21/06/2018 2 min read

NZ Movers and Shakers June 2018

We are proud of our members, their hard work and achievements and what better way to show our pride than through acknowledging their accomplishments

In brief

  • CA ANZ board member, Rob McDonald FCA appointed chair of Contact Energy
  • CA ANZ Fellow concludes 20-year association with Eastern Institute of Technology
  • CA cricketer moves to NZ to chase lack Caps dream

CA ANZ board member new Contact Energy chair  

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) board member, Rob McDonald FCA, has been named Contact Energy board chair, effective from 1 September 2018.  

Rob was first appointed to the Contact Energy board in 2015 and his extensive career includes CFO roles at Air New Zealand and Fairfax Media New Zealand. He is a former board member of the Institute of Finance Professionals New Zealand and the former vice chair of the International Air Transport Association’s Financial Committee.  

Aaron Snodgrass FCA new Dilworth Chair 

Aaron Snodgrass FCA has been appointed Chair of the Dilworth Trust Board. A former Dilworth Old Boy (1981-89), Aaron has been a Trustee since 2013 and was a member of the Dilworth Old Boys’ Association Council and held the post of Treasurer from 1994 to 1999.  

He is currently Chief Financial Officer at Eastland Group.  

David Pearson FCA passes on the EIT torch  

The longest-serving chair in New Zealand’s polytechnic sector, David Pearson FCA is concluding his two decade-long association with Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT).  

David’s working relationship with EIT began in 1998 and in 2005 he took up the role of chair. He is regarded as being instrumental in EIT being ranked as one of New Zealand’s top-performing Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics. David is currently the managing partner in BDO Central.  

CA cricketer shifts from NSW to Auckland

Cricketer Will Sommerville CA has been released from his New South Wales Blues contract and will line up for Auckland Aces in a bid to win international selection for New Zealand.

Will, who is a dual citizen of Australia and New Zealand, played his junior cricket in Sydney before moving to New Zealand for university. He was the Blues’ leading wicket taker in the JLT Sheffield Shield in 2016-17, taking 35 wickets at 23.14 in seven matches.

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