Former wealth executive joins CPA board

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Accounting body CPA Australia has announced a new president and board of directors, including a former senior wealth executive with MLC, CBA and ANZ.

Peter Wilson

Nine new directors have been elected to the CPA Australia board, with the board that existed in the leadership era of Tyrone Carlin and Alex Malley set to be entirely gone by 31 December.

Peter Wilson, chair of the Australian Human Resources Institute Limited and a non-executive director of Vision Super, has been elected president and chair of the board.


Among the new board appointees is Helen Lorigan, an executive with significant experience in the wealth management industry.

Ms Lorigan formerly held senior roles in the industry including head of wealth strategy at ANZ, chief manager of managed funds at CBA and general manager of multi-channel distribution strategy at MLC. She is currently a partner at Sapien Ventures and board adviser at HashChing.

Other newly-elected directors include public practitioner Caroline Spencer, former Australian Telecommunications Users Group CEO Rosemary Sinclair, Brooke Bird partner and insolvency specialist Robyn Erskine, Qantas executive Jon Scriven and Tasmanian deputy auditor-general Ric De Santi. 

The new board will be responsible for selecting a chief executive for the association, which is currently being led by interim chief executive and former company secretary Adam Awty.


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