Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

1st Female President for Institute of Accountants

NEWS RELEASE 22ND NOVEMBER 1999

FIRST FEMALE PRESIDENT FOR INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS OF NEW ZEALAND

Sue Sheldon will this week become the first female president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand.

Ms Sheldon will take over the role at the Institute’s AGM in Auckland on Thursday
18 November.

She takes up the position as the Institute celebrates the 100th anniversary of the admission of the first women to the Institute. Just as New Zealand was the first country to grant female suffrage, it was also the first country in the British Commonwealth to admit women members to its professional accounting body.

Christchurch-based, Ms Sheldon, of Bayliss Sheldon Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors, is a well-known business person.

Sue holds several directorships, including Meridian Energy Ltd, where she is the chairperson of the Audit and Finance Committee.

She is also the chairperson of Crown Forestry Management Ltd; and a director of wool processing company Woolfill Corporation NZ Ltd, bedding manufacturer Nimbus Bedware, and Woolknop Holdings Ltd, an investment company and textile manufacturer. She was previously a director of Christchurch International Airport.

Since her election to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand Council in 1993, Ms Sheldon has fulfilled a number of roles, including first Vice President, and chaired various national and branch committees. She is also a director of the Institute’s wholly owned subsidiary, Advanced Business Education Limited.
…/2
2

Ms Sheldon is looking forward to her new role, and to the fundamental changes ahead of the Institute, as it recognises the rapid changes in the nature of accountancy, driven by new information technology. This will require the accounting profession to provide increasingly broad skills to meet New Zealand’s business demands.

“Providing more extensive skill opportunities for members, forming alliances, embracing a new breed of business professionals and removing inhibiting regulations, will be the key objectives for us, as we move into a knowledge-based economy and accountants becoming recognised more as business advisors.”

Ms Sheldon succeeds current president Mr Keith Smith, whose one-year tenure ends at the Institute’s AGM.

ENDS

For further information, please contact:
Bev Edlin Phone: (04) 474 7845 Business
Director, Member Services (04) 526 9959 After Hours
Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand (025) 417 554 Mobile


Issued by Shandwick International Public Relations on behalf of the
Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 


Serious Fraud Office: Commences Enquiries Into Allegations Of COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Fraud
The Serious Fraud Office has commenced a number of enquiries into alleged abuse of the Government’s COVID-19 Wage Subsidy. Director Julie Read said the allegations relate to multiple complex cases of potential fraud that have been referred to the agency following extensive investigations ... More>>



Environment: Preliminary Environmental Data On New Zealand’s Air Quality Released Today

The Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ have published the Our air 2021: preliminary data release today. We are currently working to revise the Our air 2021 report to incorporate analysis of the World Health Organization (WHO) 2021 air quality guidelines that were released on 23 September 2021... More>>


Statistics: Food Prices Rise For Sixth Consecutive Month
Food prices rose 0.5 percent in September 2021 compared with August 2021, mainly influenced by higher prices for grocery food and meat, poultry, and fish, Stats NZ said today. September’s movement is the sixth consecutive monthly rise. After adjusting for seasonality, prices rose 0.9 percent... More>>



Reserve Bank: Robust Balance Sheets Yield Faster Economic Recovery

Stronger balance sheets for households, businesses, financial institutions and the government going into the pandemic contributed towards maintaining a sound financial system and yielding a faster economic recovery than following previous deep recessions... More>>


Transpower: Releases Independent Report Into Events Of August 9
Transpower’s Chief Executive Alison Andrew has today released an independent report into the grid emergency of August 9 when insufficient generation was available to meet demand, leading to some customers being disconnected... More>>

Bayleys: Latest Lockdown Adds Further Fuel To Industrial Property Market

The recent construction shutdown resulting from Auckland’s Covid 19’s lockdown restrictions has put additional pressure on an industrial property market that is already struggling to keep pace with demand... More>>