CA ANZ welcomes new appointment to board


Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) has welcomed Traci Houpapa to its board of directors.

On the board at Chiefs Rugby, Traci is an award-winning company director, a recognised industry leader and a trusted advisor to Māori and government in strategic and economic development.

“Traci brings a wealth of experience in governance and leadership for private and public sector entities. She will add strong holistic perspective to our board table, to help us deliver on our strategic vision of delivering a world class member experience.” CA ANZ Chair John Palermo says.

 Traci has been awarded the Massey University Distinguished Alumni Service Award for services to New Zealand agribusiness and Māori, and named amongst the BBC’s 100 Most Influential Women in the World.

 Traci is a Chartered Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Directors, the highest level of the IODs Chartered categories, making her a nationally recognised role model for other directors and business leaders.

She has been named as one of the top ten most influential women in NZ agribusiness and the Listener’s top ten influencers in NZ.  She won the Westpac Fairfax Media Women of Influence Board and Management Award and has been named on Westpac’s NZ Women Powerbrokers list. 

 Traci is also a Distinguished Alumni of the Institute of Strategic Leadership (Australasia), has an MBA (Massey University) and is a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit.


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