INTOUCH : Accounting leaders

The NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants has recognised three of its members with leadership awards for excelling in their careers, their businesses and in services to the community.
Kevin Brady earned the Outstanding Service to the Profession Award after long and successful career that included 38 years of public service in the Auditor General’s office, the last seven as Controller and Auditor-General.
Warwick Hunt who has just begun new role as PricewaterhouseCooper’s managing partner in the Middle East, based in Dubai, won Chartered Accountant of the Year. His industry-wide leadership has included chairing the Accounting Standards Review Board.
Outstanding New Member award went to Leon Wijohn who started his own business just four years ago, specialising in working with small business, Maori trusts and Maori-owned operations. He now has 300 clients and employs six staff.
The awards were presented at recent gala dinner in Wellington by NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants president Linda Turner. Also in the spotlight were three organisations recognised for the quality of their annual reporting.
The NZ Refining Company earned awards for Best Annual Reporting by corporate organisation and “Innovative” annual reporting; Watercare Services earned Best Annual Reporting by public sector organisation and Best Sustainability reporting; and the Agriculture Industry Training Organisation was awarded Best Annual Reporting by not-for-profit organisation. These were all presented by Minister of Commerce Simon Power.

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