CPA Australia appoints new NT Branch president 

CDU lecturers Professor Gweneth Norris and Professor Adrian Walter congratulate Stephen Balch (centre) on his appointment.

The Northern Territory Branch Council of CPA Australia has appointed Charles Darwin University (CDU) lecturer Stephen Balch as its new President.

Mr Balch, who has served on the NT Branch Council for the past 18 months, is a senior lecturer in CDU’s business discipline and co-ordinator for the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Accounting programs.

His first appointment to the Branch Council was as Councillor in September 2006, and then as Vice-President in April 2007.

CPA Australia is an association for financial, accounting and business professionals. Mr Balch’s appointment is expected to further strengthen the ties between CDU’s School for Law and Business and the accounting profession, through CPA Australia.

The appointment, made on Wednesday night was welcomed by the Dean of the Facility of Law, Business and Arts, Professor Adrian Walter.

“I am delighted with the appointment of Stephen Balch to this prestigious position and I look forward to the enhanced opportunities it will give us to build on the productive relationship we have with CPA Australia,” Professor Walter said.

“This appointment will further contribute to CDU’s Futures Framework commitment to work closely with peak professional bodies.”

Mr Balch will be supported by the Council Executive, Deputy President Fiona Stanley and Vice-Presidents Randle Walker (based in Alice Springs) and Mike Lane.