Date posted: 28/10/2019 3 min read

NZ Movers and shakers - October 2019

In this issue of Movers and Shakers we mark the latest achievements of New Zealand members.

Cassandra Crowley FCA appointed to Transport Agency Board

Former Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand president Cassandra Crowley FCA has been appointed to the NZ Transport Agency Board. Transport Minister Phil Twyford announced the appointment as one of five new members to the Board chaired by Sir Brian Roche FCA. He said Cassandra brought to the board “great strength in financial performance and understanding regulation. She will also provide additional strength in risk and assurance to the board”. She was CA ANZ President during 2017.

Jon Nichols FCA joins Eastland Group Board

Jon Nichols FCA has been appointed a director of Eastland Group, the Gisborne-based infrastructure company which operates Eastland Port, Gisborne Airport and lines company Eastland Network. The Chair of Eastland Community Trust (the owners of Eastland Group) Dr Paul Reynolds said Jon stood out for his specialist infrastructure experience, proven governance skills, financial acumen and strong regional connections.

Laurissa Cooney CA appointed to Air NZ Board

Air New Zealand has appointed Laurissa Cooney CA to its Board of Directors. Laurissa is a professional independent director with several iwi affiliated entities as well as Chief Financial Officer for Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi. She has previously held senior auditing and consulting roles with Deloitte in New Zealand and Deloitte Touche in London.

Auckland Council appoints Carol Cheng CA to ATEED

Carol Cheng CA has been appointed a board member of Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED). She is a China business specialist with 20 years of accounting, auditing and advisory experience in New Zealand, Hong Kong and China. The Managing Director and Founder of Hong Consulting, previously she was an Executive Director at PwC and a partner of Grant Thornton China.

Ethical leadership drives organisational success

CA ANZ President Stephen Walker talks to Professor Karin Lasthuizen about the benefits of ethical leadership.

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