Donna Smit

Top accounting award for Whakatane Chartered Accountant and Fonterra director

Donna Smit with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand president Stephen Walker

Whakatane Chartered Accountant, and Fonterra Director, Donna Smit has been awarded a top accounting honour, recognising outstanding service to her profession and community.

Smit, who is also a dairy farmer and a director of farmer co-operative Balance Agi-Nutrients, is among 188 Chartered Accountants worldwide to have been awarded a Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) Fellowship.

“CA ANZ Fellowships recognise the outstanding achievements and contributions of members to the accounting profession and their communities,” said Peter Vial, CA ANZ Group Executive, Advocacy & Professional Standing, New Zealand and the Pacific.

“The latest Fellows highlight the important role Chartered Accountants play in business success and the extensive contributions many CA ANZ members make to local community organisations, often without charge, and drawing on their professional knowledge and experience.”

He said Fellowships meant a lot to recipients because they are nominated by fellow CA ANZ members.

Smit will receive her Fellowship later this year.

The new Fellows are based in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and the United Kingdom. Eighty-four are from New Zealand, including five from the Bay of Plenty.

More information on Donna Smit FCA

  • Director of Fonterra.
  • Former Director of Balance Agri-Nutrients.
  • Board member of the Dairy Women’s Network.
  • Former Director of Primary ITO.
  • Former Trustee of Eastern Bay Energy Trust.
  • Former Company Administrator of EastPack.


A full list of the latest CA ANZ Fellows is here

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