Date posted: 13/06/2019 4 min read

NZ FCA and CA awarded Queen's Birthday honours

NZ Fellow Chartered Accountant and Chartered Accountant make the latest Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

In brief

  • Peter Cox FCA of Christchurch receives a QSM for services to sport, particularly hockey
  • Anjum Rahman CA of Hamilton receives a MNZM for services to ethnic communities and women
  • Three former members are also on the honours list

Two Kiwi Chartered Accountants were recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List announced in early June.

Peter Vial FCA, New Zealand Country Head of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) said Anjum Rahman CA and Peter Cox FCA are outstanding examples of CA ANZ members contributing to their communities.

“Anjum and Peter exemplify the spirit of making a difference to their communities and the people around them.”

MNZM – New Zealand Order of Merit

Anjum Rahman CA of Hamilton – For services to ethnic communities and women. Anjum is a political and human rights activist who has worked tirelessly to support ethnic women in New Zealand and raise awareness of human rights issues affecting them.

She serves as a board member on a wide range of not-for-profit organisations. She is a founding member of Shama, the Hamilton Ethnic Women Centre that provides support services for ethnic women, where she has served as a Trustee since 2002.

She is also a founding and governing board member of the Islamic Women’s Council of New Zealand. Her work has also focused on sexual violence where she was a founding member of the Hamilton Campaign of Consent and a member of the Accident Compensation Corporation Expert Reference Group in 2017.

Anjum has been an active member of the Waikato Interfaith Council for more than a decade and a Trustee of the Ethnic New Zealand Trust. She is a member of the Ethnic Police Group with New Zealand Police. She is a Trustee of the Waikato Community Broadcasting Charitable Trust.

She is a qualified Human Rights Commission facilitator and travels around New Zealand to speak on issues affecting Muslim women and to promote diversity and inclusion.

Former members to receive the MNZM were:

  • Rachael Dean of Masterton. For services to governance and the community.
  • Jan Dowland of Wellington. For services to people with intellectual disabilities.

QSM – The Queen’s Service Medal

Peter Antony Cox FCA of Christchurch – For services to sport, particularly hockey.

Peter has contributed to sporting communities in Canterbury over a number of decades.

He has been on boards for private sector companies, state owned enterprises and other public entities. He has dedicated his expertise as a professional director to promoting and developing hockey in the Canterbury region.

He was a founding trustee and board member of the New Zealand Academy of Sport – South Island until it merged into the Crown entity High Performance Sport New Zealand in 2011, where he continued to serve as a board member until 2015.

After the Christchurch earthquakes, he undertook on a number of volunteer positions to support the hockey community. He is a trustee and treasurer of the Canterbury Artificial Surfaces Trust that leads the reconstruction of hockey facilities throughout Christchurch.

Peter is also a trustee-designate for the Nga Puna Wai Sports Hub Trust, a new sports facility sponsored by the City Council.

He has contributed to New Zealand’s military history with two books on New Zealand’s involvement in the Middle East during World War II, “Good Luck to all the Lads” (2008) and “Desert War – the Battle of Sidi Rezegh” (2015).

A former member to receive the MNZM for services to Scouting and the community was Mervyn Cranefield of Dunedin.

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