We are delighted to have so many loyal members who have achieved long-service milestone memberships during 2018!
We are also extremely privileged to spend time with some of these members when they opt to attend our local AGM's and have their long-service certificates presented to them by the Branch Chair.
One such member is Donald Caradus FCIS who attended the Auckland Branch AGM on 28 November to be presented with his 70-year membership certificate by Auckland Branch Chair, Jayne Atherton, (pictured right with Don).
Don has been a Member with Governance New Zealand since June 1948, and now enjoys Honorary Member status.
We request that attending members provide a brief overview of their professional life and it transpires that 92 year old Don has experienced an interesting, varied and distinguished career, some of which spanned the iconic WWII years!
"Don secured a position with Auckland Harbour Board, and after several years he commenced night school to study for his accounting qualification. It was a sign of the times that, after 3 years employment, Don was asked to leave as he was occupying a position previously held by a returning soldier.
Don then spent 6 months in a printing company and unfortunately he was again asked to leave to make room for a returning soldier.
However, not deterred, Don joined the Cambridge Clothing Factory and qualified as an Accountant and Chartered Secretary in 1947.
He joined New Zealand Forest Products in 1951 where he was in charge of customs clearance and cartage to Kjnleith. From here, Don joined Eta Foods in 1958 as their Accountant and was appointed Company Secretary in 1962.
It was perhaps with Abels Ltd that Don reached the peak of his career. Starting there in 1972, Don held roles as the Assistant Secretary, the Company Secretary, General Manager and then as Chief Executive in 1986. Although retiring from Abels when it was taken over by Griffins, Don was retained as a consultant for another 2 years."
It was indeed an honour to meet you and share in your life's journey Don!
|70 years||Donald Caradus FCIS (Hon)||Auckland|
|70 years||George Chapman FCIS (Hon)||Wellington|
|70 years||James Crook ACIS (Hon)||Christchurch|
|70 years||Edward Frankham ACIS (Hon)||Auckland|
|70 years||Murray Hansen ACIS (Hon)||Kawerau|
|70 years||Denis Hardy ACIS (Hon)||Auckland|
|70 years||Frederick Huddleston ACIS (Hon)||Auckland|
|70 years||Gordon Leitch ACIS (Hon)||Kumeu|
|60 years||Robert Crickett ACIS (Hon)||Auckland|
|50 years||Kevin Duggan ACIS (Ret)||Wellington|
|50 years||Trevor Forward ACIS (Ret)||Auckland|
|50 years||James Kensington ACIS (Hon)||Whangaparoa|
|50 years||James McKay FCIS (Hon)||Palmerston North|
|50 years||Spedding Mills ACIS (Hon)||Auckland|
|50 years||Clive Quinn ACIS (Hon)||Auckland|
|50 years||Ian Ramsay ACIS (Ret)||Wellington|
|50 years||Grant Withers ACIS (Hon)||Auckland|
|25 years||Jacqueline Accorsi ACIS||Auckland|
|25 years||Michael Barton ACIS||Wanaka|
|25 years||Eric Shui-Hing Cheng ACIS||Kowloon|
|25 years||Joanne Cross FCIS||Wellington|
|25 years||Frank Freemantle ACIS||Wellington|
|25 years||Walton Goldsmith ACIS||Whakatane|
|25 years||Michael Gousmett FCIS||Rangiora|
|25 years||Keith Hartley ACIS (Ret)||Wellington|
|25 years||Eric King ACIS (Ret)||Auckland|
|25 years||Brian Lomax ACIS||Napier|
|25 years||Kevin Narbey ACIS||Te Aroha|
|25 years||John Paxie ACIS||Tauranga|
|25 years||Leslie Stephenson ACIS||Auckland|
|25 years||Gavin Sutherland ACIS (Ret)||Wellington|
|25 years||Michael van Breugel ACIS||Auckland|
|25 years||Peter Wales ACIS||Auckland|
|25 years||Rosemary Watson FCIS (Ret)||Dunedin|
|25 years||Hasita Wimalachandra FCIS||Auckland|
|10 years||Roy Bain FCIS (Hon)||Auckland|
|10 years||Russell Blackley FCIS||Auckland|
|10 years||Paula Checketts ACIS||Invercargill|
|10 years||Kim DeGarnham FCIS||Christchurch|
|10 years||Christopher Hays ACIS||Auckland|
|10 years||Mark Heron ACIS||Auckland|
|10 years||Wendy Page ACIS||Wellington|
|10 years||Kevin Soper FCIS (Ret)||Dunedin|