Dear Professional Colleague,
It is with immense pleasure that I release the inaugural edition of The Lighthouse, the newsletter of the Australian Chapter of ICAI Sydney, a publication for our members by our members.
In spite of the global pandemic, I have seen high levels of engagement from our members and I thank you for your support. This newsletter is a further step towards ongoing engagement and supporting each other. I would also like to acknowledge the leaders at ICAI – President CA Atul Gupta and Vice President CA Nihar Jambusaria, ICAI International Affairs Team and all overseas chapters, for their continuous encouragement and motivation.
What I am most proud of about 2020 is the fact that we conducted more than 20 online events seamlessly and an International conference face to face, with speakers of immense repute. Our community involvement included helping people with financial hardship, bushfire relief efforts and COVID-19 Fund donations. I take this opportunity to thank our sponsors SBI Australia and Silverhall.
This newsletter would not have been possible without the articles contributed by our members, proof-readers, designers and the end to end co-ordination of our Secretary CA Ankur Chaplot. Well done Ankur for your stewardship and everyone involved. I would like to acknowledge the huge contributions all our volunteers make for the regular functioning of our Chapter.
Just like a lighthouse is a tower containing a beacon light to guide ships at sea, we hope that this newsletter and the upcoming editions guide you to be the best in your profession. If you have any feedback about this newsletter or want to get involved, please write to email@example.com
Wish you a healthy and prosperous 2021 – and happy reading!
CA Subbu L Subramanian
Chairman, Australian Chapter of ICAI Sydney