Monday, June 26, 2017

Vale Gordon Cooper AM

Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free!
I follow the plan God laid for me.
I saw His face, I heard His call,
I took His hand and left it all...
I could not stay another day,
To love, to laugh, to work or play;
Tasks left undone must stay that way.
And if my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss...
Ah yes, these things I, too, shall miss.
My life's been full, I've savoured much:
Good times, good friends, a loved-one's touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief—
Don't shorten yours with undue grief.
Be not burdened with tears of sorrow,
Enjoy the sunshine of the morrow.

Professor Gordon Cooper AM, FCA BSc (Econ) was the principal of Cooper & Collins (Central Coast) Pty Ltd.

Amongst other things he was a:

• Registered Company Auditor
• Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
• Member of the Self-Managed Super Fund Professionals Association of Australia
• Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
• Member of the National Institute of Accountants

Gordon had a long list of professional involvements:

• Member of the Education Committee of the Self-Managed Super Funds Professional Association of Australia
• Member of the NSW Branch Committee of the Self-Managed Super Funds Professionals’ Association of Australia
• He was a member of the SPAA convention committees for 2008 and 2009.
• He was a member of the Steering Committee for the National Review of Standards for the Tax Profession and has been involved ever since in this long running saga
• He was a former President of the Taxation Institute of Australia
• He was  Chairman of the Committee of the Australian Branch of the International Fiscal Association
• He was the Patron of the Australasian Tax Teachers’ Association
• He was Visiting Professorial Fellow at the Australian School of Taxation in the Faculty of Law of the University of New South Wales

He was a frequent speaker at seminars and a regular contributor to professional publications.

In June 2003 he was awarded the AM in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for

“Services to the tax profession and to the community as an adviser on national taxation and legislative reform, and through education and professional organisations”

Gordon Cooper AM, FTI (Life), CTA

Mr Gordon Cooper AM

Gordon Cooper AM - biography

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