Date posted: 16/12/2019 4 min read

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In Brief

  • Regional Chair report
  • Upcoming events

Regional Manager update

Dear members

Welcome to the December edition of "Insight", updating you on recent and forthcoming activities in Tasmania.

Tasmanian Council

I'd like to start by thanking the members of the Tasmanian Council for their continued support and the outstanding contribution they make on behalf of the members. These members play a critical role on behalf of all Chartered Accountants in Tasmania, providing expert advice and guidance to management about issues that are important to the whole membership.

The 2019 Tasmanian Council members are:

  • Lyndal Kimpton FCA – Chair
  • Mark Leis FCA – Deputy Chair
  • Paul Breen FCA
  • Stuart Dare FCA
  • Sophie Hill CA
  • Hugh McKenzie FCA
  • Danny McCarthy FCA
  • Leah Orr CA
  • Jake Norris CA (Young Observer)

Like Lyndal, I'd also like to thank Hugh McKenzie and Paul Breen for their contributions to the Council. Your contributions on behalf of members have been immense and very much appreciated.

I'd also like to recognise and thank the team in the Chartered Accountants ANZ Melbourne office for their continued outstanding work on behalf of the members in Tasmania during 2019, delivering a series of high quality events and support to all of our members:

  • The Regional Office and Event Delivery team – Elaine Coghlan, Rachel Dearsley, Sarah Martin, Danielle Falso, Tess Murray, Nathan Meyer, Bryn Tan and David Cardenas
  • Account Managers - Vanessa Nagamany, Anthony Ross, Justin Namovski and Theresa Mitchell
  • Careers Engagement – Nicole Marrier, Lachlan Turner, Ben Jones and Jesse Spehar
  • Education – Simon Hann, Robyn Le Grew, Kelly Griffiths, Kelly Jajewski, Lisa Thomas, Marissa Morris, Michael Tan, Michelle Ryan, Paul Cirak, Peter McGinty, Shruti Goyal and Arun Pradhun
  • Advocacy – Melanie Scott

Upcoming events

Our 2020 Tasmanian member events calendar is firming up and we are looking forward to delivering a Mentally Healthy Workplaces update from beyondblue, a CA Catalyst innovation workshop, a Tax update from Michael Croker CA and an ASIC update from Doug Niven in the new year.

I hope you and your families have a great festive season and I look forward to working with you again in 2020.

Andrew Quinlan CA
Regional Manager – Tasmania & Victoria


Chair update

Dear Tasmanian members,

Congratulations on making it through another year, and, another decade (you don’t get to say that very often!)

For those of you lucky enough to be looking forward to some well-earned time off over the next few weeks, I hope you enjoy yourself and return refreshed for a successful 2020.
Personally, 2019 was a big year for me as I took up the position of Tasmanian Regional Council Chair.

I would like to thank all members for their support in my first year, and most importantly my fellow Councillors – I couldn't have done it without you.

Taking on the extra responsibilities of Chairing any group can be daunting, however the support I have received from such a talented and passionate group of people as we strive to better our profession has made the year immensely rewarding.

While I'm on the topic of thanks, I would like to pay tribute to two outgoing Councillors for their significant contributions to our organisation and community, Paul Breen and Hugh McKenzie.

Paul has been a member of Council for eight years and was Chair for two years prior to me taking on the role. His close support and wise advice made my transition into the role of Chair a breeze. Thank you Paul – I'm sure you won't be a stranger.

Hugh's contribution to CA ANZ has been nothing short of immense. As a member of the Tasmanian Regional Council for nine years, serving as Chair in 2014 as well as sitting on the ICAA and CA ANZ Council between 2013 and 2018, not many Tasmanians' can be said to be as passionate for ensuring the future of Chartered Accounting in the state as Hugh. I was fortunate enough to present Hugh with a CA ANZ Meritorious Service Award earlier this month (an outstanding achievement) and wish him all the best as he steps back from his CA ANZ duties to pursue other opportunities.

If any of you are looking for ways to broaden your networks and skill sets I can highly recommend becoming involved in the Tasmanian Regional Council, in any capacity that you can.

Paul and Hugh's professional standings act as wonderful examples of the opportunities that can arise from being active contributors to your profession, outside of your regular employment.

On behalf of the Tasmanian Regional Council I would like to wish you and your families a safe and merry Christmas.

Until 2020,
Lyndal Kimpton

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I hope you and your families have a great festive season and I look forward to working with you again in 2020.

Andrew Quinlan CA
Regional Manager – Tasmania & Victoria

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