2011 Australian Accounting Hall of Fame
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Professor Emeritus Louis Goldberg AO from the University of Melbourne, Mr Ken Spencer AM of KPMG and Professor Ken Trotman from the University of New South Wales were inducted for their services to the industry.
The final three were selected from a list of 11 nominations by a selection panel of 24. Hall of Fame Director Mr Phillip Cobbin said the Hall has been successful in bridging expertise across the financial community. We have received considerable interest in the Australian Accounting Hall of Fames second Awards Ceremony, from diverse areas of accounting expertise spanning professional and academic interests, he said.
Professor Colin Ferguson at the Faculty of Business and Economics said the Hall is fortunate to have support from an esteemed panel of distinguished academics, government representatives and industry leaders forming the selection community. We aim for further engagement with industry; especially where knowledge exchange is concerned, he said.
Professor Stewart Leech, Director of the Centre for Accounting & Industry Partnerships said Professor Goldbergs contribution was long-lasting. Professor Louis Goldberg AO was an extraordinary scholar whose academic and professional contribution to accounting in Australia exceeded 60 years. He published over 200 works on all aspects of accounting, for which he was duly honoured with election to the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, a Doctor of Letters from the University of Melbourne and appointment to the general division of the Order of Australia.
Mr Kenneth Spencer AM contributed enormously to the establishment of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and global accounting standards. He was also an eminent leading practitioner, a prominent company director and an active participant in a major charitable organisation, Mr Kevin Stevenson, Chairman and CEO of the Australian Accounting Standards Board said.
Associate Professor Peter Roebuck from the University of New South Wales said Professor Trotmans 36 year academic career has made considerable impact on accounting education and research, both in Australia and overseas. His greatest contributions have been to accounting research and accounting literature. He is one of few researchers who have published in the major international journals for more than three decades.
Professor Trotman and the families of the two inductees no longer living were presented with a leather-bound citation and testamur at the annual dinner and awards ceremony at the University of Melbourne on Friday 7th October.