A VIP dinner was held at the Rendezvous Hotel, Melbourne President’s Room on the Nov 29th 2017 to induct outstanding individuals in Australia to the Global Accounting Hall of Fame® and the Global Management Accounting Hall of Fame®.
The evening started with an inspiring welcome address by Emeritus Professor Peter Chandler, AM, KSJ who congratulated ICMA on its achievements over the last 21 years, despite many roadblocks placed by competitors.
The next formal part of the evening was the induction of high achieving individuals to the The Management Accounting Hall of Fame®; which is an award open only to managerial accountants, CFOs, Strategy Analysts etc.
The two individuals who were inducted to the Management Accounting Hall of Fame® were the two Patrons of ICMA, namely Mr Bill Dix, AO who has led a long and distinguished career, dominated largely by the Ford Motor Company, but also including involvements with some other of Australia’s most iconic enterprises; and Dr John Miller, AO, a distinguished academic and professional including Professorships at Monash University and Swinburne University and President of the Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants (CAPA).
Next was the induction of high achieving individuals to the Accounting Hall of Fame®; which is a general award open to all accountants, CFOs etc., Financial and Managerial.
The two individuals who were inducted to the Accounting Hall of Fame® were: Professor Chris Patel who has an extensive research record including being appointed to assess the quality of research grant applications by the Norwegian Government to the Research Council of Norway; and by the Canadian Government to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada; and Mr Ches Baragwanath, the former Auditor-General of the State of Victoria, who built a reputation as an aggressively independent Auditor-General.
The individuals were inducted to the Halls of Fame in recognition of their significant contribution to the profession and academia.