A former country managing partner of Ernst & Young Singapore, Low Weng Keong, has been elected as the next president of CPA Australia.
Low will be the second consecutive CPA Australia president to be based outside Australia, as incumbent Richard Petty is based in Hong Kong.
Low is a consultant, company director and sits on the boards of a number of listed companies.
He is currently deputy president of CPA Australia and will succeed Petty on 1 October.
Petty said Low is highly regarded by the board, members, staff and stakeholders of CPA Australia.
“He brings great wisdom and insight to the pursuit of our goal to be the global professional accountancy designation for strategic business leaders,” Petty said.
Other changes to the CPA Australia leadership that will take place on 1 October include:
- Penny Egan, the CFO of the Department of Health and Human Services in the Australian state of Tasmania, was elected deputy president;
- John Cahill, a non-executive director of Emeco Holdings and Western Power, was re-elected deputy president;
- Richard Petty and Mark Grey were re-elected as directors;
- Jim Dickson and Peter Dowling were elected as directors to replace Steve Chapman and Paul Cooper whose terms end on 30 September 2010.