Gold medal rower turned Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) Mahé Drysdale is the new poster boy for a professional development brand being launched this month by the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (NZICA).
“Knowledge Builder” is the name of the new campaign designed to target members with professional development opportunities that fit their career stage.
“We’ve chosen Mahé as our ambassador because he personifies how expert training and a great support team contribute to outstanding career success,” says Frank Owen, NZICA’s general manager of Professional Development.
“Knowledge Builder signals the start of a shift in our professional development programme. We aim to provide members with life-long learning opportunities that are relevant to their individual history, career stage and interests,” he adds.
Drysdale will front the campaign while also training to achieve his goal of rowing for New Zealand at the 2016 Olympic Games. He is also working hard to progress from NZICA’s Associate Chartered Accountant designation to Chartered Accountant.
“I’m going to be taking full advantage of the expert knowledge and insight NZCIA has amassed over more than a century to hone my skills and succeed in a career that will take me long beyond my rowing days,” says the rower.
Some of New Zealand’s most Influential business leaders also feature in the launch of Knowledge Builder at the Transformers Business Leaders Conference on 4 October at the Pullman Auckland where they’ll be sharing their experiences and insights into transforming organisations during trying.