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2016 Media Releases

CPA Ontario honours 59 new Fellows with prestigious FCPA designation.

Leading accountants recognized for their professional achievements and contributions to their communities

Toronto (November 17, 2016) – Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario) is pleased to announce the inaugural election of 59 members as Fellows as a unified body. Fellows are bestowed with the right to use the prestigious FCPA designation, the profession’s highest distinction, in recognition of their significant career achievements and contributions to their community.

The new FCPAs represent a broad cross-section of skills and expertise from a range of industries and sectors across Ontario. They include CEOs, CFOs and Treasurers of some of Canada’s largest financial institutions, accounting firms, insurers and public companies, to government ministers, public servants, university professors and leaders in the healthcare and not-for-profit sectors.

“We are extremely proud to count these Fellows as members of the accounting profession,” said Carol Wilding, FCPA, FCA, President and CEO of CPA Ontario. “Each and every one of them have made a valuable contribution to their companies and their communities and their achievements reflect the depth and diversity of the profession and the opportunity it affords to make a difference.”

This year’s Fellows, who will be honoured at a presentation ceremony and dinner today in Toronto, reflect the rich diversity of the profession, with deep experience in areas ranging from audit, tax and reporting standards to M&A, securities filings, forensic accounting, succession and estate planning and education, among others.

“It is a unique privilege for members of our profession to receive the FCPA distinction,” said Johanne Charbonneau, FCPA, FCGA, Chair of CPA Ontario’s Council. “Fellows are nominated and elected by their peers in recognition of their outstanding achievements, and this year’s exceptional cohort reflects the breadth and talent of our profession as well as the esteem with which they are held.”

The names of the 59 new FCPAs are listed alphabetically below:

Susan Armstrong
President & Chief Executive Officer, CDSPI
The Honourable Navdeep Bains
Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Member of Parliament for Mississauga-Malton, House of Commons

Jerry Beniuk
Head of Global Fund Services (Retired), CIBC Mellon

Susan Bennett
Partner; National Service Leader, Audit Public, Deloitte LLP

Robert Biron
President & Chief Executive Officer, Scarborough Hospital

Steve Bishop
Partner, National Assurance Service Line Leader, Grant Thornton LLP

Brian Bost
Partner, Advisory, KPMG LLP

Merridee Bujaki
Associate Professor, Accounting; and Director, Centre for Education on Women and Work, Carleton University

Michael Burch
Managing Partner, Ottawa/Toronto, Welch LLP Chartered Professional Accountants

William H. Carter
Board Director, Chair of Audit Committee (Retired), Orion Travel Insurance Company, Subsidiary of CAA South Central Ontario

Ken Charbonneau
Partner, Audit; Business Unit Professional Practice Partner, Regions East Audit, KPMG LLP

Bruce Chin
Partner, and National Service Leader, Audit Advisory Practice, Deloitte LLP

John P. Chisholm
Chief Executive Officer & Partner, SB Partners LLP

J. Richard Clark
Partner, Deloitte LLP

Jerry Cukier
Managing Partner, Crowe Soberman LLP

Lawrence Davis
Senior Vice President, Finance, British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (bcIMC)

Sarah Davis
Chief Administration Officer, Loblaw Companies Limited

Phillip H. Doherty
Independent Corporate Advisor, Canada Post Pension Fund Investment Advisory Committee (Retired)

Tracy Elop
Chief Executive Officer, Carizon Family and Community Services

Mary Jo Fedy
Partner, Audit; Managing Partner Waterloo, KPMG LLP

D. Scott Ferguson
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Progress Consulting – Serving the Accounting Profession

Mike French
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, TD Bank Group, Chief Financial Officer, TD Canada Trust

Colm Freyne
Executive Vice-President & Chief Financial Officer, Sun Life Financial Inc.

George A. Gillespie
Partner, McColl Turner LLP

Steven A. Goodman
Senior Partner, Goodman Mintz LLP

Marianne Harrison
President & Chief Executive Officer, Manulife Canada

Darrell Jensen
Managing Partner, Risk Management, Ernst & Young LLP

Paul R. Jewer
Executive Vice-President & Chief Financial Officer, Toromont Industries Ltd.

Denise A. Jones
Partner, Collins Barrow LLP

Jylan Khalil
Director, Evaluations and International Assessment, CPA Canada

Douglas (Doug) A. King
National Partner in Charge of Audit Quality and Methodology, Department of Professional Practice, KPMG LLP

Theresa Libby
Professor, University of Waterloo

Donald MacDonald
Partner, Marcus & Associates LLP

Alan T. Mak
Founder & Partner, Ferguson + Mak LLP

Michael Marinovich
Partner, Audit, KPMG LLP

Bryan Marshman
International Tax Expert (Retired), Canada Revenue Agency

Bill Matthews
Comptroller General of Canada, Government of Canada (Comptroller General)

Dean McCann
Executive Vice-President & Chief Financial Officer, Canadian Tire Corporation, Ltd.

Karen Meades
Chief Financial Officer, Medical Council of Canada

Jeffrey Miller
Partner, Ginsberg Gluzman Fage & Levitz, LLP

Paul J. Murphy
Chief Financial Officer, Guyana Goldfields

Andrew Newman
Partner, Audit; Leader, Public Sector Audit Practice and; Vice-Chair, Public Sector Accounting Board, KPMG LLP

Cathal O’Connor
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Cadillac Fairview

Randall Oliphant
Executive Chairman, New Gold Inc.

David Peneycad
Chief Administration Officer, Grant Thornton LLP

Lynn Pratt
Partner, Deloitte LLP

Aaron Regent
Founding Partner, Magris Resources Inc.

Yvon Renaud
Consultant/Manager, BDO Canada LLP

Tracey L. Riley
National Managing Partner, Assurance, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Barbara Sainty
Associate Professor, Brock University

Robert Schauer
Treasurer & Chief Financial Officer Investment Funds (Canada), Head Investment Funds Operations (Canada), Bank of Montreal

Robert Siddall
Chief Financial Officer, Metrolinx

Manjit Singh
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer (US), TD Bank Group

Pamela Steer
Chief Financial Officer, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board

David A. Thomson
Partner, Audit, KPMG LLP

Warren Thomson
Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Investment Officer; Chairman, Manulife Asset Management, Manulife Financial Corp.

Dean Randolph (Randy) Tivy
Partner, Collins Barrow LLP

Mark Wayland
Partner; National Service Leader, Audit Private, Deloitte LLP

Mary Wilson Trider
President & Chief Executive Officer, Almonte General Hospital and Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital

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