Date posted: 26/03/2019 3 min read

NSW Regional News March 2019

Read the latest update from the NSW Chair regarding NSW Regional Council strategy, joining a discussion group, and upcoming NSW events.

In brief

  • NSW Chair 2019 and Regional Council strategy
  • Tax Discussion Group invitation to new members
  • NSW Events coming up

Regional Chair Update

As NSW Chair I am delighted to have an opportunity to represent you, and act as an advocate both on behalf of our NSW members as well as the organisation in my role as a NSW Councillor.

I have been a Chartered Accountant since 1996 and I was elected to Regional Council from January 2017. I have had an ongoing relationship with the organisation since 2013 when I joined the NSW Corporate Advisory Panel.

I am looking forward to working closely with my colleagues on Regional Council as well as engaging with other panel members, to ensure we represent a wide cross‑section of the NSW membership.

In 2019 our strategic plan includes a significant focus on working with CA ANZ management to look at ways to enhance member services including effectiveness of the CA ANZ website, member service centre, and support for member‑run events in metro, regional and country areas.

I very much look forward to hosting a range of events throughout the year and meeting with members to hear their feedback and ideas on key issues affecting the profession. I encourage all members to take the opportunity to attend as many events as possible, as these are invaluable opportunities to network with our peers and build stronger relationships.

Regional Council’s next meeting is on 8 April and will include finalising our 2019 engagement strategy. If you have any feedback you would like to provide Regional Council, we are always very keen to hear from Members, and you can contact us via email. Email the NSW Council -

NSW member engagement

My Regional Council colleagues have been attending events in the early part of 2019, with Ben Wong travelling to Dubbo to represent us at a new member event on 7 March, and vice chair Peter Woodley joining colleagues at the 94th Golf Tournament and dinner on 8 March.  Peter also joined the recent meeting of the NSW Regional Country Chairs group in Sydney to provide an update on Council initiatives.  And in April Councillor, Kate Boorer will be travelling to Armidale to facilitate a training session for members.  Kate is also the NSW representative on the CA ANZ Council from 2019.  Councillors Sam Ayoubi, Ben Wong and myself will also be attending the Accounting Conference on 8 April in Sydney, and we look forward to meeting with many of you there.

As Chair it was my great pleasure to congratulate and present certificates to our new Fellows in March at an Awards ceremony in the Sydney office.  And at the same event present a Meritorious Service Award to long standing member Thea Foster FCA.  Thea has significantly contributed to our profession and members over many years – particularly our members in public practice, and has recently retired.  We thank her and we wish her many happy years of retirement.

Tax Discussion Group 9 invitation to new members

Tax 9 is one of the founding tax discussion groups in Sydney and they are keen to welcome new members to join the group. The group comprises senior tax specialists and people wishing to advance their tax knowledge to higher levels.  They create a forum for sharing and gaining knowledge on matters of mutual interest, with regular updates at their meetings on topics ranging from Income Tax, CGT and CGT Small Business Concessions, Superannuation, State Taxes, Estate Planning, Tax Structures, and Dispute Resolution, among many other topics.  The group discuss proposed tax changes in depth and their potential consequences.

Tax 9 group meets on the third Tuesday of the month in the offices of Goodman & Co. Chartered Accountants in Sydney.  If you are in the Sydney area and interested in finding out more about this group please contact the Chairman Geoff Underwood on (02) 9235 0140 or email or David Goodman on (02) 9232 1588 or email

NSW upcoming events

Certificate Presentation Ceremony

On 4 April I look forward to hosting the first Presentation Ceremony in 2019 for new members and provisional members who were recently awarded a CA Program Merit Award. Enquiries should be directed to the NSW office.

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George Bogdanovic FCA
Chair, NSW Regional Council