At the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) board meeting last week, Wendy Leegel was re-elected as president and chairman of the IPA Board.

Ms Leegel was appointed as president in 2014 and has assisted the organisation in strengthening corporate governance and risk management and looks forward to her next twelve month tenure as president.

The Board meeting coincided with the IPA’s National Congress last week where director Greg Parr was awarded life membership of the Institute. Mr Parr has held numerous board positions spanning some 17 years with the Institute and now retires leaving an excellent legacy for others to follow.

In a written statement, the Board acknowledged: “It is the unanimous view of the Board and of the Institute to confer Life Membership upon Mr Greg Parr FIPA”.

Director of the Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA), Mr Michael Colin was also appointed Director of the IPA. The IPA acquired the IFA at the end on 2014, forming the IPA Group, the largest SME focused accountancy organisation in the world.