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Rural Sector Accounting 2020 - Online

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand is happy to advise we have finalised options to bring you an exciting alternative for our face to face Primary Sector Conference, which is Rural Sector Accounting 2020 Online.

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand would like to inform you that our Primary Sector Conference 2020 will not being going ahead in a face to face format. However we are happy to advise we have finalised options to bring you an exciting alternative, Rural Sector Accounting 2020 Online.

Taking place across two half days, Rural Sector Accounting 2020 Online will be your opportunity to continue to get access to some of the great speakers that we had previously lined up for our Primary Sector Conference 2020.  Engage directly with our industry leaders through our live Q&A following their online sessions.

Tailor made for rural accounting practitioners working with agribusinesses, this online event will deliver expert guidance on working in the current changing environment and present opportunities to discuss what the future for the sector looks like.

Hear from our rural experts who will provide you with an economic and rural tax update to help you understand the constant changes in the rural sector, so that you can position yourself as a trusted advisor for your clients.

Join us online to connect and collaborate with fellow rural practitioners and engage in debate about the future for rural accountants.

Conference highlights

  • The agri-business world from macro to micro – in a world emerging from Covid-19
  • Trustee transparency in changing times in the rural sector
  • An update from Federated Farmers
  • Panel session on Farm debt mediation
  • Farming in the new world environment

Boost your CPD by up to 7 hours and enjoy our Rural Sector Accounting Online

Can’t tune in on the day? We will have an on-demand option too.

Please note: You will receive an email on how to access the conference online a couple of days prior to the conference.

Day 1

S1: Welcome from the Rural Advisory Committee Chair
Chair: Trudi Ballantyne

S2: The agribusiness world from macro to micro – in a world emerging from Covid-19
Ian Proudfoot CA, Global Head of Agribusiness, KPMG

S3: Trustee transparency in changing times in the rural sector
Lindsay Pope, Trustee Support

S4: An update from Federated Farmers
Katie Milne, National President of Federated Farmers


Day 2

S1: Primary Sector Tax Update
Tony Marshall CA, Principal Tax Advisory, Findex Dunedin

S2: The economic environment – why business as usual is no longer an option
Dr Ganesh Nana, Chief Economist, BERL

S3: Panel: Farm Debt Mediation – a 360 view
Rees Logan CA (Chair), Kelly Patterson,  John Chapman, Penny Mudford and Andrew Hoggard

S4: Reserve Bank outlook on the economy - insight into the latest Monetary Policy Statement
Adrian Orr, Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand

Kate Milne, National President, Federated Farmers
Named as the first female National President of the Federated Farmers in the organisation’s 120-year history, Katie is as much at home on the family dairy farm as in a boardroom.

Her down-to-earth manner and empathy means she can talk easily to the Prime Minister as any farmer. A commentator of Katie said some decisions she is handed are not always the ideal outcome for the farming sector, but she continually comes up with positive ways to help farmers get on board, or if needed she pushes for change. 

Adrian Orr, Governor, Reserve Bank of New Zealand
Adrian was appointed Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand in March 2018. 

Previously Adrian was Chief Executive Officer at the New Zealand Superannuation Fund. During his time there, he won many awards including the Deloitte IPANZ Improving Performance through Leadership Executive award in 2016 and Asian Investor’s Individual Contribution to Institutional Investment Award in 2017. 

Dr Ganesh Nana, Chief Economist, BERL
Ganesh is Research Director at BERL. He joined BERL in a full-time position in 1998, after a few stints as a tutor, lecturer, researcher, and advisor both in New Zealand and England. 

Ganesh has driven the development of BERL to now be a research-led consultancy – and a principal sponsor of the Society of Local Government Managers, the preferred provider of economic advice to the Federation of Māori Authorities (FOMA), a humble supporter of the Wellington City Mission, and a proud Accredited Living Wage employer. 

Ian Proudfoot, Global Head of Agribusiness, KPMG

As head of KPMG’s Consumer/Industrial Markets and Agribusiness lines of business, Ian provides audit and transaction services to clients in a wide range of sectors, including agribusiness, retail and distribution. Ian joined KPMG in London and transferred to KPMG Auckland in 1996. Since that time, he has undertaken a diverse range of client assignments including a 12-month secondment managing financial reporting and consolidation for a major New Zealand company. 

View all guest speakers for this event. 


Online conference - $304

Important information:

To keep up to date and review our FAQ’s visit our face-to-face event update page on our website.



Topic: Business Mindset

Sub-Topic: Business Tax

Format: Conference

Proficiency Level: Intermediate, Advanced

CPD: Upto 7 hours