Chartered Accountants ANZ appoints transformation leader as CEO

May 2017

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand has announced that Rick Ellis will join the organisation as its Chief Executive Officer.

Mr Ellis is currently the CEO of the National Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington, where he was responsible for transforming New Zealand’s iconic cultural institution and leading tourism destination. His career spans over 30 years including tenure as Group Executive Telstra Media, based in Sydney and prior to that CEO of Television New Zealand based in Auckland.

He graduated with a BCom from the University of Auckland in 1976, and has had a career in the IT industry in senior executive roles, in which he worked for US Multinationals for over 25 years in Australia, the UK and New Zealand.

He replaces Lee White who served as CEO since 2011.