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Business School Professor Appointed to CPA Australia NSW Divisional Council

08 Nov 2012

University of Sydney Business School Professor Suresh Cuganesan has been appointed to the New South Wales Divisional Council of CPA Australia, a highly prestigious body representing the interests of Certified Practising Accountants.

CPA Australia's 17-member NSW Divisional Council supports the board of CPA Australia by engaging members and through advocacy of the accounting profession.

"I'm passionate about the role of universities in partnering with the industry, government and the not for profit sector, and that has informed my university career," said Dr Cuganesan. "The appointment to the NSW Divisional Council of CPA Australia is also an opportunity for me to work towards the betterment of the business, finance and accounting community."

Dr Cuganesan is a Fellow of CPA Australia (FCPA) and teaches Organizational Control and Performance in the Business School's Master of Business Administration (MBA) program.

He is also the Academic Director of the University of Sydney's recently established John Grill Centre for Project Leadership.

Dr Cuganesan has extensive industry experience in institutional banking and management consulting and has conducted training courses for leading national and international organisations. His research interests include integrated performance systems, value drivers and value creation, and risk control and management.

"In my new CPA role I hope to help enhance the delivery of capabilities required by the industry," said Dr Cuganesan. "This is also consistent with the goals of the John Grill Centre in addressing capability requirements for leading large-scale and complex projects."

"Resolving issues arising from capability, policy or insufficient insight requires a dialogue between Universities and people in the practice and this CPA role can help me be the bridge between the two," Dr Cuganesan concluded.

The CPA now has nearly 140,000 members worldwide.