We’re pleased to announce the launch of an award that’s been established in memory of Murray Wyatt FCPA, who passed away unexpectedly on 23 July 2021. Murray was a strong advocate for CPA Australia members and, more broadly, the accounting profession. He took an active role in mentoring the next generation of public practitioners, adopting a forward-looking mindset that readied him for the next opportunity or challenge being faced within the public practice community.
The Murray Wyatt Award is designed to recognise a public practitioner, early in their career, residing in Australia or New Zealand, who displays Murray’s key characteristics of innovation, a progressive mindset and being an advocate for their public practice community.
The annual award will be presented at the virtual Public Practice Conference. Along with the award title, the Murray Wyatt Award winner will receive a credit of $1,000AUD to be used towards CPA Australia professional development activities to support their career development. The member will also receive complimentary registration to this year’s virtual Public Practice Conference, which will be held on Thursday 18 August.
Members can either self-nominate or be nominated by their peers, by completing the nomination form. Nominations for the award close on Thursday 30 June.