Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) chief executive officer, Andrew Conway has been presented with a Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellow award by Deakin University.

This prestigious award recognises Mr Conway’s talent and commitment to the education sector. The award also bestows responsibility on the recipient to work with the Vice-Chancellor to assist Deakin University to prosper and grow over the next two years.

As a Distinguished Fellow, Mr Conway will be expected to:

  • Act in a strategic/advisory capacity to the Vice-Chancellor and senior constituents in the Fellow fields of distinction
  • Engage with alumni, community or industry leaders in themes chosen by the University, and who are important to the University’s growth and reputation
  • Act as an Ambassador for Deakin in the community and/or industry
  • Meet bi-annually with the Vice-Chancellor, Vice-President and Chief Advancement Officer and other Distinguished Fellows

“Deakin is delighted Prof Conway is among this year’s Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellows, a truly important group who we hope will support our focus of supporting the communities we serve,” said Deakin University Vice-Chancellor Professor Jane den Hollander.

“Just last year, Prof Conway received our Young Alumni of the Year Award, and his success in his field is a credit to his commitment and talent,” said Prof den Hollander.

“On behalf of the IPA Board of Directors, I would like to congratulate Andrew for this important appointment and well deserved recognition,” said IPA president, Wendy Leegel.

“Andrew has always been very committed to the education sector here and internationally, including his current professorial appointments both in Australia and overseas,” said Ms Leegel.