Date posted: 27/09/2018 3 min read

NZ Movers and Shakers - September 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

  • Peter Carnahan FCA concludes role as Chair of Invest Southland
  • Laura Langman CA voted in as captain of the Silver Ferns
  • Graham Stuart FCA appointed Chair of EROAD

Peter Carnahan FCA steps down from Invest Southland

Peter Carnahan FCA concluded his role as Chair of Invest Southland in August 2018. For 12 years Peter oversaw the company's investment in emerging Southland businesses as part of his strong commitment to strengthening Southland’s regional economy. Peter will continue his active involvement on the boards of several South Island-based companies, including Trojan Holdings, Waikawa Gold and Blue Sky Meats.

Laura Langman CA takes up captaincy of Silver Ferns

Deloitte consultant Laura Langman CA has been voted in as captain of the Silver Ferns by her teammates, coach Noeline Taurua, Netball New Zealand Chief Executive Jennie Wyllie and Head of High Performance Keir Hansen. Laura made her Silver Ferns debut in 2005 against England and has since played 141 tests for the Silver Ferns including three World Cups and three Commonwealth Games.

Graham Stuart FCA appointed Chair of EROAD 

Graham Stuart FCA has been appointed Chair of transport technology services’ company EROAD, after joining the EROAD board on 1 January 2018. Graham has extensive governance and executive experience with leading New Zealand-based export businesses, including CFO and strategy and growth roles at Fonterra and CEO of Sealord Group. 

Peter Vial FCA appointed to inaugural committee of new literary foundation

Peter Vial FCA, Group Executive – Advocacy & Professional Standing, New Zealand & the Pacific for Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and New Zealand Book Council board member, has been appointed to the inaugural committee of the newly-formed Mātātuhi Foundation. Launched in September 2018, the Foundation has the aim of strengthening Aotearoa’s literary landscape by providing opportunities for New Zealand writers to develop and promote their works and for readers to increase their engagement with those works.

New merged CA entity in South Canterbury 

Two of South Canterbury's accounting and advisory businesses have joined forces. On September 1 2018, Paul Johnston Chartered Accountant merged with Solve Chartered Accountants. The expanded business will operate under the Solve brand and will be based at the existing Solve premises.   

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