Date posted: 15/05/2018 5 min read

Stand up and be counted

All CA ANZ members have the opportunity to have a say in how their professional body serves them through getting involved in our governance network

In brief

  • At the core of CA ANZ’s governance network are committees and councils made up of members
  • They represent members’ interests for our governing bodies

CA ANZ President Jane Stanton

CA ANZ President Jane Stanton FCA

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand is committed to being a member- focused  organisation. To make this a reality, we have a number of committees and regional councils that represent the members interests.

President of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Jane Stanton FCA, sees our members as both shareholders and customers of this organisation. As such, she encourages members to get involved and have their voices heard.

Stanton’s experience in committees and councils began when she was approached to sit on the National CAs In Business panel. “I used my CA designation every day of my working life, so I really wanted to make sure that the value of the brand was maintained,” she says of her decision to get involved.

“I think if you're passionate about being a Chartered Accountant, it's a wonderful way to be able to shape what that actually means.”

Watch our interview with CA ANZ President Jane Stanton FCA

Steering the course of our organisation

Members who serve on our committees and regional councils play a vital role: they ensure that the Council is aware of issues affecting members, so they can in turn inform the Board.

The Council gets input from the following committees and councils, made up entirely of members:

  • Regional Councils representing members in every Australian state and territory, and New Zealand.
  • Segment Advisory Committees representing members who work in: public practice; the corporate sector; and charities and not-for-profits.
  • Local Leadership Teams located around New Zealand.
  • Rural Advisory Committees that link regional councils, local member groups and CA ANZ management.
  • Overseas Committees representing members in the UK, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia.

The personal and professional rewards

Those who sit on our councils and committees find they not only get to help shape the future of our organisation and our profession, they enjoy career benefits as well.

As Stanton points out, sitting on a CA ANZ council or committee is a great learning experience that can help prepare members to take on greater responsibilities: “A lot of CAs end up working in the strategy space; [they] end up working a lot advising boards and advising CEOs.”

For Stanton, like many other members, getting involved has also been personally rewarding. “[CA ANZ is] an organisation that's given me so much, so it was a really good way for me to be able to give back to the organisation,” she says.

How to get involved

Learn how you can play a role in CA ANZ’s future by joining a committee or council

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