Progress Update

As the regulator of Ontario’s more than 89,000 CPAs, our primary mission is to protect the public interest. To fulfil that mission, we not only uphold high standards as a regulator, we also work to attract and develop outstanding new candidates to the designation, and deliver services and supports that help our members advance their careers.

This report summarizes our progress over the past year on four strategic priorities that are vital to the strength of our profession and to the health of our organization.

Explore the progress we’ve made this year across all areas of our organization and see how that progress has helped advance our four strategic objectives.

CPA Council Group

CPA Ontario Council Members Officers

  • Johanne Charbonneau
    FCPA, FCGA
    Chair
  • Alan T. Mak
    FCPA, FCA
    Vice-Chair
  • Nigel White
    FCPA, FCMA
    Secretary
  • Anita K. Ferrari
    FCPA, FCA
    Treasurer

Council Members-At-Large

  • Chris Boland
    CPA, CA, CMA
  • Roseline Brennan
    CPA, CGA
  • Georgina M. Daniels
    FCPA, FCA
  • Ronald Harvey
    FCPA, FCGA
  • John Hsu
    FCPA, FCMA
  • Ian Jeffreys
    CPA, CA
  • Michel Lavigne
    FCPA, FCA
  • Delna Madon
    CPA, CA
  • Stephen McCaughey
    CPA, CMA
  • Catherine L. Russell
    CPA, CA
  • Debra J. Taylor
    FCPA, FCGA
  • Dave Vert
    CPA, CA

Young CPA Representative - Non-Voting

  • Jennifer D. Lee
    CPA, CA

Public Representatives

  • Ginny Dybenko
  • Tim Kennish
    LL.B
  • Graham T. Parsons
    B.A. (Econ)
  • Robert C. Wong
    B.Sc., MBA

Executive Management Team

  • Carol Wilding
    FCPA, FCA
    President & Chief Executive Officer
  • Juliana Lam
    CPA, CA
    Executive Vice-President & Chief Operating Officer
  • Elizabeth Cowie
    Vice-President, General Counsel
  • Kelly Gorman
    CPA, CA
    Vice-President, Regulatory & Standards
  • Richard Piticco
    CPA, CA
    Vice-President, Student Services
  • Nilpa Srivastava
    Vice-President, Marketing & Communications
  • Vacant
    Vice-President, Member Services

Standing Committees of Council

  • Anita K. Ferrari
    FCPA, FCA
    Finance & Audit Committee, Chair
  • Nigel White
    FCPA, FCMA
    Governance & Nominating Committee, Chair
  • Cathy Russell
    CPA, CA
    Human Resources Committee, Chair

Regulatory Committees

Appeal Committee

Chair:

  • Stephen R. Meek, FCPA, FCA

Deputy Chair

  • Larry P. Bookman, CPA, CA
  • John Love, CPA, CMA
  • Allan E. Mackay, CPA, CMA
  • Darroch A. Robertson, FCPA, FCA

Professional Conduct Committee

Chair:

  • Robert G. Simon, CPA, CA

Deputy Chair

  • Daniel J. Cremasco, FCPA, FCA
  • Peter P. Farkas, CPA, CA
  • Elena D. M. Hufton, CPA, CA

Discipline Committee

Chair:

  • Joan A. Cullemore, FCPA, FCA

Deputy Chair

  • Randal J. Adamkowski, CPA, CA
  • David Debenham, CPA, CMA
  • Stephen F. Dineley, FCPA, FCA
  • Stuart M. Douglas, FCPA, FCA
  • Anne C. Mackenzie, CPA, CMA
  • A. Douglas Nichols, FCPA, FCA

Public Accounting Licensing Board

Chair:

  • John Beech, FCPA, FCA

Membership Committee

Chair:

  • Elaine Sequeira, FCPA, FCA

Deputy Chair

  • Jordan Beallor, CPA, CA
  • A. Ross Mitchell, FCPA, FCA

Practice Inspection Committee

Chair:

  • Jean Prichard, CPA, CA

Advisory Committees

Small Practices Advisory Committee

Chair:

  • Edward Fink, CPA, CA

Volunteer Leadership
The generous efforts of CPA Ontario’s many volunteers benefit all members and students in the CPA program, the profession and the public. We extend our sincere thanks to the many committee volunteers who gave their time and expertise during fiscal 2017.

About CPA Ontario
Our primary purpose is to protect the public interest. We attract people who share our values and believe in our purpose — those of exceptional ethical character who do the right thing not just because it’s paramount but because it’s also in their nature. Above all, we are trusted to ensure students and members meet our profession’s standards and embrace our code of conduct.