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By Michael Sharpe

This is the autobiography of Michael Sharpe AO.

In 1999, The collage of Sydney conferred upon Michael Sharpe the honorary measure of health care provider of technology in Economics. The quotation integrated the following:

Michael has made a huge contribution to the advance of the idea and perform of accounting and auditing. As Chairman of Coopers & Lybrand International's Auditing Committee from 1983-1986 (the in basic terms Australian to carry this position), he was once instrumental within the improvement of auditing technique which kinds the foundation for the auditing curriculum in Australian and out of the country universities. extra lately, as Chairman of the overseas Accounting criteria Committee from 1995 to 1998, he has had a profound effect on monetary reporting in lots of international locations. The end result of his IASC work—comparable, top of the range and obvious accounting standards—are very important to the advance of an international economy.

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He has been with this most successful company for many years. Last year I joined the Board of Babcock and Brown, which listed on ASX shortly thereafter. Michael joined the Council of Cranbrook while I was a member. He was an outstanding member of an outstanding Council. When I retired as President he was a Vice President, a position which he still holds today. During our Cranbrook days we became close friends. Peter McKillop: Peter was an Audit Manager at Coopers & Lybrand who reported directly to me.

Dad was Mick's good friend. Eventually Nana relented and, having accepted Mum's decision, gave her a magnificent wedding with a reception at Elizabeth Bay House in 1935. Mum was twenty four and Dad was thirty one. Mum and Dad began married life at 2 Weeroona Avenue in Woollahra. Nana had especially built the duplex and lived upstairs while my parents occupied downstairs. I presume this arrangement arose because Dad had little money and Nana wanted Mum close even after she married. Years later it was interesting to observe Nursy, Dad's mother, mixing with Mrs E C Sweet on the occasions Nursy came down to our home for a few days.

It was great to have this former Premier of Western Australia and this great Australian as a mentor. The Hon John Fahey AC: John was the Minister for Industrial Relations who appointed me to State Super. He was Premier when he sailed into Sydney Harbour with us on board the replica of Captain Cook's Endeavour. He has always told me that it was one of his happiest days as Premier. However, I think he jumped higher in Monaco! Our relationship continued when he became Minister for Finance in the Commonwealth Government and appointed me a Trustee of Military Super.

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