Christopher Aldridge, CA ANZ, New Zealand
My name is Chris. I am currently in my final year of study at the University of Waikato in New Zealand. I am majoring in Accounting, and next year I will be beginning my career as a Consultant with Deloitte, where I will begin studying towards my Chartered Accountant qualification. In my spare time, I enjoy meeting new people, keeping fit, riding motorcycles, I’m an avid skier and of course I love to spend time with my friends and family. There was a sign at the front of the martial arts gym I attended as a child, “be the change you want to see in the world”. This is a phrase that has stuck with me throughout my life, and I truly believe that the best way to make a difference is to begin with yourself. Therefore, I aspire to make a difference by becoming a person who has a positive impact in the world, and in the process, inspire others to do the same. I am excited because I believe that representing Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand at the One Young World summit is an amazing opportunity which will provide me with long-lasting connections and teach me some of the skills I need to help improve the world we live in.