Date posted: 25/05/2023

Winner of the 2022 Tasmania Young CA Award

David Kewley CA has been selected as the Tasmania Young CA winner for his work in the not-for-profit sector

In brief

  • The 2022 Tasmania Young CA of the Year award winner is David Kewley CA.
  • The honour is awarded annually to a CA ANZ member under the age of 35, to recognise an outstanding commitment to the professional body, the profession, and the community.
  • David is Founder and Managing Director of DK Accounting and Advisory and serves on multiple not for profit boards including Palliative Care Tasmania, City from Inc, Tasmanian Agri Food Network, Design Tasmania, and Launceston Musical Society.

The 2022 Tasmania Young CA of the Year award winner is David Kewley CA, who has been recognized for his outstanding commitment to the professional body, the profession, and the community. The award is presented annually to a Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) member under the age of 35 who has made a significant contribution to the accounting profession and the community in the capacity of a chartered accountant.

 

David Kewley CA is the Founder and Managing Director of DK Accounting and Advisory and has a rich history of service on multiple not-for-profit boards, including Palliative Care Tasmania, Launceston Central City, Tasmanian Agri Food Network, Design Tasmania, Northern Young Professionals Network, Mudlark Theatre, Sawtooth Ari, South Launceston Football Club, Metal Minds Robotics and Launceston Musical Society. 

David Kewley CA (left) and Tasmania Council Chair, Bo Xu CA (right), at the Tasmania Celebration Dinner 2023

David has devoted the last decade of his life working with small businesses around the state of Tasmania. He completed his CA program back in 2013 and as his career has progressed, he has become extensively involved with CAANZ in a mentoring capacity, taking part in the CA ANZ Mentor Exchange Programs since 2021, a CA ANZ Not-For-Profit board Experience Program in 2022, as well as a range of other mentoring and speaking opportunities with university and high school students. 

David expressed how deeply honoured he was to receive the award, acknowledging the calibre of dynamic young CAANZ member candidates from which he was selected. He paid respect to his mentors and recognised the support of his broader network in his decade long pursuit of the passionate causes and projects being celebrated in this young Tasmanian CA designation. 

David went on to underline the importance of building a network base, illustrating CAANZ’s role in getting himself established when he was still new to Tasmania and still finding his feet in professional circles. The CA Regional Coordinator at the time provided him with a connection to the Chair of the Northern Young Professionals Network. After attending his first NYPN event, David found himself ushered into the treasurer for the organisation. This was just the start of a long, productive, network driven, friendship with CA ANZ. 

Whether it was supporting artistic organisations like Mudlark Theatre and Design Tasmania to obtain grant funding, stabilising Launceston Central City though the Covid Pandemic or assisting the Tasmanian Agrifood Network achieve the City of Gastronomy designation for Launceston, David has found real enjoyment in collaborating with the not-for-profit space. He has always been passionate about ensuring the pathway he chooses and the clients that he engages excite him and inspire him to want to get up every morning and be a change maker. 

David was recognized as a semi-finalist for the Tasmanian Young Achievers Award in 2017 and as a finalist for the 2019 Volunteer in Tasmania Award for his contributions in the not-for-profit sector. 

David was presented with the Tasmania Young CA award at the Tasmanian Member Celebration Dinner 2023

CA ANZ Councillor, Naomi Walsh FCA (left) and David Kewley CA (right) at the Tasmania Celebration Dinner 2023

The celebration dinners held on the 15th and 16th of March 2023 in Hobart and Launceston were conducted by Tasmania Council Chair, Bo Xu CA. The ceremonies were graced by the presence of CA ANZ CEO, Ainslie van Onselen, council members Phil Futon FCA, Cherie Atchison FCA, Hayden Moore CA, Natalie Svetlova CA and Stuart Edwards CA, Past CA ANZ Councillor, Danny McCarthy FCA and Past CA ANZ Board Member, Mike Blake FCA as well as previous Tasmania Council Chairs John Woods FCA, Lyn Cox FCA, Shaun Sargent FCA, Rod Whitehead FCA, Brett Spinks FCA, Rob Woolley FCA, Bob Ruddick FCA, Ben Coull FCA and Lyndal Kimpton FCA, along with CA ANZ Regional Manager for Tasmania and Victoria, Andrew Quinlan FCA. 

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