AICPA & CIMA names ten members to join its inaugural Australasia REG

Venkkat Ramanan, Regional Vice President at AICPA & CIMA

The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (the Association), representing nearly 700,000 members and students of the American Institute of CPAs and The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (AICPA & CIMA), has announced the appointment of 10 members to its inaugural Australasia Regional Engagement Group (REG).

Who are the members?

The REG has been set up to provide a regional voice and strategic input to the world’s most influential body of accounting professionals which serves the Association’s governing board and CIMA Council in the region. The 10 Regional Engagement Group members are:

What were the executives’ thoughts on the appointments?

Carla Wall, ACMA, CGMA, Chair of the Australasia Regional Engagement Group, said, “I am thrilled to have been appointed Chair of the Australasia Regional Engagement Group.”

“Bringing together an incredible diversity of thought, industry and leadership, our group has the power to shape the future of the accounting and finance profession. I look forward to working with fellow members to provide insights, inform the Association’s strategy.”

Venkkat Ramanan, FCMA, CGMA, Regional Vice President – Asia Pacific at the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, representing AICPA & CIMA, said, “I am pleased to welcome vibrant professionals as the first-ever members of this group.”

“I am certain that they will contribute immensely to help the accounting and finance profession address key business and economic issues such as digital transformation, productivity, and ESG challenges in Australasia during their twelve-month tenure.”

Appointments to the REG are made for a 12-month duration and responsibilities will include identifying key trends in the local markets impacting members, stakeholders, and the profession; representing, engaging, and advocating for the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation; and providing perspective into the development of the Association’s global strategic plan as it relates to both public and management accounting.