Merry Christmas to Peter Wilson. When it was suggested that Peter Wilson should be independent of the old board so that we can have a fresh start Peter responded with "That's your issue". Summary of the meeting here: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=594
A good summary of where we are up to by Joe Aston of the AFR, linked to from here: viewtopic.php?f=5&p=4137#p4137
If you are new to this website read the story so far: viewtopic.php?t=321#p1793
Check out some of the AFR articles, too many to list and check out some of the ABC reports: http://www.afr.com/business/accounting/ ... 215-h055ej http://www.afr.com/business/accounting/ ... 211-h02x1d http://www.abc.net.au/news/programs/the ... s,/8626662
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by Brett Stevenson
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: AGM 2018 - Resolutions - Bring it
Topic: Where are IRP Reports and IRP Review Panels website?
Replies: 8
Views: 239

Re: Where are IRP Reports and IRP Review Panels website?

Hi all, I have just spoken with a board member and they assure me that the reason for this was that the Nous Group, who host the Independent Review material, had a technical glitch and the website was down at their end. This has now been corrected. This had nothing to do with CPA, and they are as co...
by Brett Stevenson
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: AGM 2018 - Resolutions - Bring it
Topic: Where are IRP Reports and IRP Review Panels website?
Replies: 8
Views: 239

Re: Where are IRP Reports and IRP Review Panels website?

It is back up again this morning. I would like to imagine it was a technical hitch fixed, and not a members complaining email or a journalists reference in todays AFR. But having been through the Find a CPA technical glitch story then revised to board decision to remove last year, I am not so sure. ...
by Brett Stevenson
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: AGM 2018 - Resolutions - Bring it
Topic: Where are IRP Reports and IRP Review Panels website?
Replies: 8
Views: 239

Re: Where are IRP Reports and IRP Review Panels website?

Thanks nakedadmin. Unbelievable really. This is the very time when all members need to be able to look at all the relevant material to make a decision on the various resolutions at the AGM, and what do they do? They take away all the relevant information, just as they are about to send out the Notic...
by Brett Stevenson
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: AGM 2018 - Resolutions - Bring it
Topic: Where are IRP Reports and IRP Review Panels website?
Replies: 8
Views: 239

Where are IRP Reports and IRP Review Panels website?

Does anyone else have the same problem as me finding the cpaindependetreview website, or has it been shut down. Also the Independent Review section on the CPA Australia website also seems to have been removed. I don't wish to cast any unfounded criticisms until I am sure of this. Can anyone tell me ...
by Brett Stevenson
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: CPA Members Weekly Roundup
Topic: EOI - Trust in CPA Australia Case Study
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: EOI - Trust in CPA Australia Case Study

Hi All,
Can I encourage you to participate in this study being done from UQ (Mattia Anesa) and the UNSW one (Conor Clune and Paul Andon).
I reckon any outside perspective on what has happened at CPA would be helpful, and especially from the academic world.
Cheers
Brett
by Brett Stevenson
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: In the media
Topic: ABC - Entry exams and fail rates
Replies: 50
Views: 9432

Re: ABC - Entry exams and fail rates

His name is Andrew Hunter.
Go to CPA website, then media, then media releases, and you will find the board announcement of his appointment on 23rd March.
His CV looks pretty impressive, and certainly has a heck of a lot more credibility and capability than what we have just had.
by Brett Stevenson
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: In the media
Topic: ABC - Entry exams and fail rates
Replies: 50
Views: 9432

Re: ABC - Entry exams and fail rates

I suggest Andcor you write to both your divisional rep, the Board, and to the new CEO.
Most of them are now new.
We can't hold the new members in those positions responsible for past failings, so give them a go I reckon.
by Brett Stevenson
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: AGM 2018 - Resolutions - Bring it
Topic: Four Special Resolutions to review and sign for AGM
Replies: 23
Views: 1475

Re: Four Special Resolutions to review and sign for AGM

Actually I think a good question to ask at the Forums, and one I shall be asking at the one I attend will be Has the new board signed any confidentiality (or whatever term they wish to use to describe them) agreements with past board members or past and current staff to say they will not pursue them...
by Brett Stevenson
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: AGM 2018 - Resolutions - Bring it
Topic: Four Special Resolutions to review and sign for AGM
Replies: 23
Views: 1475

Re: Four Special Resolutions to review and sign for AGM

Hi CPAfromNZ, I would make two recommendations. You have to be aware that they will basically go with the Independent Review Panels Report and its recommendations, which is fine insofar as the IRP FR is fine. In other words many of the matters that have been exposed and confirmed are pretty obvious....
by Brett Stevenson
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: CPA Members Weekly Roundup
Topic: Interviewees for research study on CPA Australia
Replies: 1
Views: 258

Re: Interviewees for research study on CPA Australia

Hi all
Can I encourage members to participate in this study. Possibly better to have ‘outsiders’ not caught up in the cauldron of the events to provide a fresh perspective.
Cheers
Brett
by Brett Stevenson
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: AGM 2018 - Resolutions - Bring it
Topic: CPA Australia Governance Case Study One: CEO’s three year termination contract
Replies: 2
Views: 360

CPA Australia Governance Case Study One: CEO’s three year termination contract

Lesson one provided a brief introduction to the overall principle of the individual responsibility of board members. This case study using the $4.9 million termination payment to the CEO Alex Malley based on a three year termination contract provides an excellent way to illustrate this principle. A....
by Brett Stevenson
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Corporate Governance
Topic: Lesson One: Corporate governance is about individual responsibility
Replies: 1
Views: 182

Lesson One: Corporate governance is about individual responsibility

There are many corporate governance lessons that can be learned from the example of CPA Australia. Such is their example that I have tended to labelling it a case of Corporate Governance CPA Style - Unaccountability for all to see. Despite the departure of the CEO (Alex Malley) and the entire board ...
by Brett Stevenson
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: AGM 2018 - Resolutions - Bring it
Topic: Four Special Resolutions to review and sign for AGM
Replies: 23
Views: 1475

Re: Four Special Resolutions to review and sign for AGM

Hi all, I shall keep this very brief. Four Special Resolutions As of this morning we had approximately 100 signatures on each resolution. Tonight we now have well over 130 on each. So I will lodge with CPA tomorrow. A big thanks to all those who have signed and returned them. This really is the time...
by Brett Stevenson
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: AGM 2018 - Resolutions - Bring it
Topic: Is there a major culture problem at CPA Australia?
Replies: 1
Views: 236

Is there a major culture problem at CPA Australia?

What is wrong with the leadership at CPA Australia? What is wrong with CPA Australia’s culture? It seems that full disclosure, openness and transparency are concepts that they just cannot grasp. They have already shown that unaccountability has become the hallmark of governance at CPA but we all tho...
by Brett Stevenson
Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: CPA Members Weekly Roundup
Topic: 2018 AGM and proxy voting - be careful when voting
Replies: 3
Views: 361

Re: 2018 AGM and proxy voting - be careful when voting

I suggest we shouldn’t over complicate proxies. If you don’t attend then you can appoint anyone to be your proxy (they don’t have to be members). You just need to make sure that apptmt is notified to CPA two days before ( if same as last year). When you appoint a proxy you can either instruct them o...
by Brett Stevenson
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: AGM 2018 - Resolutions - Bring it
Topic: Membership Numbers by State in Australia
Replies: 6
Views: 539

Membership Numbers by State in Australia

For some reason CPA Australia are reluctant to provide us with the membership numbers by Sate and Territory in Australia. I suggest it is important information to consider given the approach of the Independent Review Panel toward governance. Best if members have the data, then you can make up your o...
by Brett Stevenson
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: AGM 2018 - Resolutions - Bring it
Topic: Four Special Resolutions to review and sign for AGM
Replies: 23
Views: 1475

Re: Four Special Resolutions to review and sign for AGM

I’ll leave it for members to decide the veracity of your claims Jen and Glen and Andrew, and seemingly Chris and Robbie(?). Clearly a Spillers strategy if the above comments you refer to are any indication. The four resolutions stand which had been told to everyone on my mailing list which includes ...
by Brett Stevenson
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: AGM 2018 - Resolutions - Bring it
Topic: Four Special Resolutions to review and sign for AGM
Replies: 23
Views: 1475

Re: Four Special Resolutions to review and sign for AGM

Have you actually read what the resolution says? It is minimum of three and max of six for each board position. You are just muddying the waters with misrepresentation. Hopefully others can read and see what is on offer a little more clearly. Of course the Board need to have some voice on the Nomina...
by Brett Stevenson
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: AGM 2018 - Resolutions - Bring it
Topic: Four Special Resolutions to review and sign for AGM
Replies: 23
Views: 1475

Re: Four Special Resolutions to review and sign for AGM

Each to their own, but nakedadmin I would think you are doing your level best to stuff up any positive change for an alternative to what is offered. Not sure what your agenda is but if you keep pushing the only acceptable solution is to have completely open nominations with no sorting of candidates ...