The Australian Accounting Hall of Fame celebrates distinguished accounting practitioners and academics.
Four outstanding accountants will be inducted into the Australian Accounting Hall of Fame (AAHoF) this year.
The AAHoF celebrates distinguished accounting practitioners and academics. It is administered Faculty of Business and Economics' Department of Accounting.
The 2020 inductees are:
Michael Andrew AO
2019 inductee Roger Simnett will also be formally recognised as he was unable to attend the previous year’s ceremony.
The inductees will be celebrated at an awards dinner on March 4 2020. Registration for the evening is open from January 6 here.
Read on below to find out more about them.
Michael Andrew AO
Michael Andrew completed a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Melbourne in 1977, followed by a Bachelor of Laws in 1978. He was the first (and so far only) Australian to lead a major global advisory firm, serving as CEO at KPMG between 2011 and 2014. He then took up the role of Chair for the Board of Taxation to the Australian Treasury and also led the Federal Government’s Black Economy Taskforce. In 2016 he was appointed Officer of the Order of Australia for his achievements in accounting and policy. Michael passed away in September 2019.
Lee Parker is a Distinguished Professor in Accounting at RMIT. His research has appeared in over 200 articles and books on management and accounting internationally. His research interests include strategic management and corporate governance, accounting and management history, and social and environmental accountability. Professor Parker is heavily committed to supporting supervisory teams, serving advisory roles to School of Accounting staff researchers and PhD students, and mentoring research projects across the school.
Stephen Penman is the George O. May Professor in the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University. Professor Penman received a first-class honours degree in Commerce from the University of Queensland, and MBA and PhD degrees from the University of Chicago. His research deals with the valuation of equity and the role of accounting information in security analysis. He is the author of two books, Financial Statement Analysis and Security Valuation (2002) and Accounting for Value (2011). He is on the advisory boards of Phoenician Capital and Boston Harbor Investment Management and has served as an advisor to fundamental asset managers. He also serves on the Board of Directors of UBS Financial Services Inc. Hedge Fund Solutions and is chair of its audit committee.
Ruth is EY Asia-Pacific Risk Management Leader. After growing up in South Africa, she joined EY as an accountant. Her leadership track record includes EY Global IFRS Services Leader based in London, Managing Partner in Melbourne, and EY Oceania Climate Change and Sustainability Services Leader while holding a senior IFRS partner role at Ernst & Young – Australia. She is a member of EY's Asia-Pacific Diversity & Inclusiveness Committee and champions diversity and inclusiveness, education and medical research. She is a published author, songwriter and public speaker.