Admissions and Membership Committee

The role and functions of the Admissions and Membership Committee are:

  • to approve requirements (as authorised in NZICA rules) for provisional membership, ongoing membership (CPD), retired membership and re-admission to membership
  • to approve dispensations and variations from the CA, ACA and AT membership requirements for specified groups of persons
  • to approve standards (eg statements of learning outcomes and competencies) to support the academic, practical experience, professional competence and character requirements for admission to full membership of the CA, ACA and AT Colleges
  • to approve standards for the accreditation of NZICA training partners including tertiary institutions, employer training organisations (ATOs), registered mentors and courses for new public practitioners
  • to undertake specific projects as requested by the Board
  • to monitor the quality of delivery of the admissions programme and maintenance of admission standards, including:
    • training and assessment of candidates in the Professional Competence Programme
    • assessment of membership and CPP applications against admission standards
    • accreditation of training partners (ATIs and ATOs) against accreditation standards
    • to recommend to the Board on requirements for full membership (CA, ACA and AT) and Certificates of Public Practice
    • to recommend rule changes to the Board
    • to report to the Board as required.

    View the Committee's terms of reference (PDF, 518KB)

    Meeting schedule

    30 March
    11 May
    4 August
    6 October

    Admissions and Membership Committee members

    Chair - John Murray CA
    Principal, WHK

    John joined WHK in 2001 and has 19 years experience in Chartered Accounting, including auditing and business advisory services. He has undertaken projects for client’s that include: directorships, strategic planning, marketing plans, management advice, system reviews, and feasibility studies (eg the Golden Bay Integrated Health Project for the NMDHB).  


    John is actively involved in the local business community. He is a previous Councillor of the Nelson Marlborough Branch of NZICA and has working extensively with industry groups including the Nelson Chamber of Commerce(Vice President) and the Economic Developments Agency. John is the past Chair of the Admissions Board in 2010 and Practical Experience Committee from 2007-2008, and served on the Council from 2004-2010.

    Other members

    Owen Gibson CA, Deputy Chair
    Graham Edwards FCA
    David Hay FCA
    Dr Liz Rainsbury FCA
    Fawzi Laswad FCA
    David Vial ACA