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Chief Executive Officer, IPA
A former Australian government Treasury ministry chief of staff, Andrew Conway holds the record of being the youngest CEO of a public entity, appointed at just 28 years of age in 2009. He has represented Australia at a range of international events including APEC, G20 and World Trade Organisation summits. Andrew’s academic background and qualifications are in commerce, education and commercial law.
In 2001, Andrew was awarded the Centenary of Federation Medal through the Order of Australia. He was also awarded the 2011 Young Professional of the Year award and was appointed a professor of accounting (honoris causa) at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics and is an adjunct professor at Deakin University and Lanzhou University in China. He has held statutory positions including as a board director of a large government agency (Eastern Health in Victoria).
In November 2014, Andrew was announced as one of the AFR Boss Magazine’s Young Executives of the Year, and in 2015 was announced as the Young Alumni of the Year of Deakin University and is a current Vice Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellow.
Andrew leads the transformation of the IPA and pioneered the policy development of the landmark Australian Small Business White Paper and has consolidated the IPA’s position in the global profession through leading the successful acquisition of the Institute of Financial Accountants in the UK to create the IPA Group.
These achievements, awards and academic appointments cement Andrew’s position as one of Australia’s leading and most promising CEOs.
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