Accompanied by partner McKenzie Kaitao and children Mika and Kaiata, Cook Islander Caren Rangi was conferred with a Fellowship Award from Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) at a ceremony held in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, last week.
“Fellowships are very prestigious,” said CA ANZ New Zealand country head Kirsten Patterson. “They recognise members who are role models for the trusted leadership in business and finance that underpins being a member of CA ANZ.
The award is especially powerful because it is conferred by fellow members.”
Rangi, a proud Cook Islands Maori whose families hail from the islands of Rakahanga, Rarotonga, Aitutaki and Mangarongaro, is an experienced governance practitioner, having chosen to apply her professional, community and cultural skills and experience to a range of governance roles to ensure that a Pacific voice is heard at decision-making tables.
She is believed to be the only practising chartered accountant of Cook Island descent to have received a Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Fellowship.