Carol Wilding, FCPA, FCA
President & Chief Executive Officer
Carol Wilding was appointed by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario's Council as the President and CEO in October 2014. In her role, Carol leads the qualifying and regulatory body of Ontario’s more than 94,000 CPAs and 22,000 students. CPA Ontario serves the public interest by developing, monitoring and enforcing the highest standards of professional competence and ethical conduct.
Prior to joining CPA Ontario, Carol harnessed her accounting background to work in civic growth and policy as President and CEO of the Toronto Region Board of Trade; in healthcare, research and philanthropy as President of Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation; and in international development as President of Plan Canada. She holds an Honours degree in Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business at York University, earned her accounting designation in 1987 and was named a Fellow in 2009.
Executive Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer
Executive Vice-President, Member & Student Services
Craig Smith looks after Member & Student Services, which encompasses our Member Experience, Professional Development, Pre-certification Education, Employer Relations, Student Assessments and Registrations, and Customer Service Centre teams. Prior to joining CPA Ontario, Craig worked in senior leadership roles, including at Capital One, Rogers and Bell.
Executive Vice-President, Marketing & Communications
Tara Berze heads the teams in Marketing, Communications, Digital, Branding, Student Recruitment, Events, Research and Thought Leadership, and Sponsorships. Tara has worked closely with CPAs throughout her career, having held senior-level marketing roles at two of the world’s leading professional services firms.
Janet Gillies, CPA, CA
Executive Vice-President, Regulatory & Standards
Janet Gillies is responsible for CPA Ontario’s regulatory systems and processes that govern and regulate members, firms, licensed public accountants and students. She leads the teams responsible for General Counsel, Registrar’s Office, Practice Inspection, Standards Enforcement, Investigations and Prosecutions, and Member Advisory Services. Janet has more than 20 years of business experience, including more than 12 years in senior compliance roles.