Date posted: 27/11/2020 3 min read

Ryan Hanson CA announced as 2020 President’s Prize winner

New South Wales’ Ryan Hanson CA has won the 2020 Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand President’s Prize.

In Brief

  • The President’s Prize recognises a CA ANZ member aged under 35 who has made an outstanding commitment to the accounting profession and used their skills to serve the local community
  • Hanson is one of 11 Young Regional Advocates who vied for the Prize
  • Chartered Accountants ANZ President Peter Rupp FCA says Ryan has shown tremendous dedication to strengthen the future of the profession

Ryan Hanson CA been recognised as the winner of the CA ANZ President's Prize in 2020.

The President's Prize recognises a CA ANZ member aged under 35 who has made an outstanding commitment to the accounting profession and used their skills to serve the local community.

Hanson is one of 11 Young Regional Advocates named in September from regions in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Hong Kong and the UK, who vied for the President's Prize.

"I've got so much out of the organisation, and I'm passionate about young CAs staying engaged, and keeping CA ANZ front of mind as they move forward in their careers," he says.

Ryan Hanson CA
Ryan Hanson CA

"Young CAs are the future of the profession and I'm committed to helping raise the agenda for young CAs and take things forward."

Now a senior manager, business partner at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia's Chief Data Office, Hanson is working on the bank's data management project and added a CA accreditation to his name in 2016.

Hanson also served as the chair of the NSW Young CA Panel in 2019, and for two years was on the CA Speaker program, where he promoted chartered accounting as a career choice. He spoke at information sessions and panel events at multiple universities, as well as attending networking events in collaboration with student societies.

"Ryan has shown tremendous dedication to strengthen the future of the profession."
Peter Rupp FCA, Chartered Accountants ANZ President.

"We are both keen to amplify the voice of the next generation of Chartered Accountants so they can be part of the shaping of their own future."

"This is one of the reasons why as the winner, Ryan will also be provided with the opportunity to become a shadow Councillor for 2021 on our Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Council, as part of the prize."

Peter Rupp FCA
Peter Rupp FCA

"I look forward to seeing how Ryan will continue to make a difference and encourage his fellow young Chartered Accountants so that along the way their collective voice only grows stronger."

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