Date posted: 25/10/2018 2 min read

Victoria Regional Update October 2018

Find out what's been happening in Victoria.

In Brief

  • Recent events
  • Communications Preferences and Privacy
  • Upcoming events
  • Regional Chair Update

Recap of last month's events/activity

Victorian Regional Council Elections and 2018 Annual General Meeting

I’m delighted to share the results of the Victorian Regional Council election, held between 14 September and 9 October. The results have been confirmed and were announced at the 2018 Victorian Annual (Ordinary) General Meeting held in Melbourne on 11 October.

I would like to congratulate the following Councillors who have been elected for the period 2019-21:

  • Ms Deanne Firth FCA
  • Mr Peter Fromont FCA
  • Ms Elizabeth (Liz) Smith FCA (Re-elected)

With the Chartered Accountants ANZ Board meeting in Melbourne on the day of the 2018 AGM, members in attendance were presented with a great opportunity to network with Board members and the Executive Leadership team in an informal setting.

We host the Board regularly in Melbourne and wherever possible encourage members to take the chance to connect directly with the Board members and the Executive Leadership team to provide feedback in an informal setting.

On behalf of the Victorian membership, I wanted to thank David Thompson FCA for his outstanding service as the Victorian representative on the Chartered Accountants ANZ Council since the merger in 2014.

David retires from his role at the end of this year and has made a great commitment and contribution on behalf of the Victorian membership, and from a personal point of view, he has been a fantastic sounding board and advisor to me, also serving as Chair of the Victorian Council in 2014.

Communications Preferences and Privacy

Privacy is a critical issue for Chartered Accountants ANZ and we remain focused on respecting member privacy with a commitment to protecting members personal information.

To ensure members are still able to receive information that allows them to leverage the support, services and products provided by Chartered Accountants ANZ I wanted to provide a reminder on how members can ensure their 'preferences' remain up to date:

  • Step 1: Visit
  • Step 2: Click LOGIN (top right of your screen), enter your email address and password
  • Step 3: Click on My Communications, update your preference settings and click SAVE

If you need any assistance, please don't hesitate to contact the Member Support Team on 1300 137 322 or the team in Melbourne on (03) 9641 7400.

CA ANZ Privacy Policy

Click the link below to view our Privacy Policy.

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Upcoming Events

  • Building Knowledge: Mental & Physical Wellbeing with beyondblue - Wednesday 31 October
  • World Congress of Accountants (Sydney) - Monday to Thursday, 5- 8 November
  • C-Suite Lunch: The Finance Professional's role in the Blockchain Revolution – Wednesday 21 November
  • Victorian New Members Presentation Ceremony - Wednesday 29 November
  • Sharing Knowledge: Professional Standards Roadshow – Monday 3 December
  • Members 2018 Christmas Party – Thursday 6 December

For more information about any of these events, please contact us on (03) 9641 7400 or 

As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any issues you would like to raise, and I look forward to seeing you at a Chartered Accountants ANZ function or event in the very near future!

Duncan Pittard
Regional Manager - Victoria & Tasmania

Regional Chair Update

The World Congress of Accountants (WCOA) is almost upon us, kicking off in Sydney on 5 November 2018.

I'm looking forward to attending and have no doubts that this will be a fantastic event which will deliver a memorable experience. The conference program has something for accounting professionals working across all segments of the CA ANZ membership – from the impact of AI and data-driven decision-making in large corporates, how to attract new talent into SMEs, to the impact of Blockchain technologies in public practice and in public sector financial management. As well as these sector specific presentations there will be an opportunity to hear from global thinkers and change makers on topics such as trust in business, creativity and innovation and potential future shocks to the global business environment. Beyond the various workshops, presentations and keynote speeches, one of the attractions for me was the opportunity to meet with accounting professionals from across the globe; with up to 5,000 attendees expected, WCOA will provide opportunities to share ideas and discuss topical issues with like-minded professionals who will bring different perspectives from their own geographies.

Charles McNeill, Chair
Victoria Regional Council

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