Robert Siddall, FCPA, FCA
Robert Siddall is Chief Financial Officer at Metrolinx and oversees the direction, strategy and financing of the Corporation. With over 35 years of senior financial management experience, primarily in the public sector, Robert was also the Chief Financial Officer for Waterfront Toronto, and he previously served as Provincial Controller.
Robert’s passion, outside of work and family, has been his work with the Public Sector Accounting Board on improving financial reporting for governments and the broader public sector. Over the last 25 years, Robert has served on three task forces to improve financial reporting around restricted assets, liabilities and financial instruments. Robert
has also participated in two CICA research studies, one on rate-regulated accounting and one on how to cost government programs for performance and accountability. Robert was able to continue his work in standard-setting as a member of the Public Sector Accounting Board for a three-year term.
Robert is currently serving the profession as a member of CPA Canada’s Sustainability Advisory Board. Far from seeing his appointment as a Fellow of the CPA as a cap to his long career, Robert continues to strive to give back to the profession in new and innovative ways.
Manjit Singh, FCPA, FCA
Manjit is the Chief Financial Officer for TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®. In this role, he is actively involved in setting strategies, driving performance, balance sheet management and executing on key business priorities.
He has spent the last two decades working in the banking sector both in Canada and internationally. Manjit joined TD in 2001 and has held a range of increasingly senior positions in Strategy, Finance, Risk, and Treasury. He has worked across all the Bank’s major businesses.
Manjit has served as the executive leader of the Bank’s Minority Leadership Subcommittee. He has also actively participated in facilitating the Bank’s Build for the Future program and is a mentor to many employees across the organization.
Manjit is also actively involved in the community. He was Chair for the Toronto Regional Immigration Employment Council (TRIEC) and a member of the Board of Directors for Lung Cancer Canada and the Sikh Foundation of Canada.
Manjit is a graduate from the University of Waterloo Chartered Accountancy Co-Op Program. He has earned the CPA, CA and CFA designations and completed his Executive MBA at the Richard Ivey School of Business. Manjit also completed the Executive Risk Management Program at Wharton School of Business.
Pamela Steer, FCPA, FCA
Pamela Steer, FCPA, CA, CFA is the Chief Financial Officer for the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), one of the largest insurance organizations in North America, providing workplace injury insurance for five million workers and over 300,000 employers. The WSIB generates approximately $5 billion in premium revenues and investment income annually and manages over $25 billion in investments.
Pamela has a Masters of Accounting degree from the University of Waterloo and obtained her Chartered Accountant designation in 1996. Pamela also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. She participates actively in the community and last year spoke at CPA Canada’s The One Conference on The Journey to CFO: Blending Experience, Skills and Characteristics. She has been honoured with a fellowship at the University of Waterloo where the Pamela Steer Fellow is pursuing studies in the Accounting and Financial Management program. Pamela mentors a number of undergraduate students and professionals. She has been elected Vice Chair of CFA Society Toronto and is the Treasurer for the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors as well as sitting on the Advisory Board of the University of Waterloo’s School of Accounting and Finance.
Pamela lives in Toronto with her husband and young son.
David A. Thomson, FCPA, FCA
David Thomson obtained his CA designation in Scotland after starting his professional career over 40 years ago and transferred to Canada in 1980 on a 2 year secondment. After deciding to stay, David developed a specialized focus on the insurance sector as a Partner for over 25 years in KPMG’s Financial Services Practice in Toronto. Experienced
in the life insurance, property and casualty insurance, reinsurance and insurance brokerage industries as well as in the asset management sector, David is recognized by his peers and clients as a trusted business advisor and sounding board. David is a thought leader sought as a speaker at insurance industry conferences and seminars.
David has contributed as a board member for over three decades on several not-for-profit boards involved in international trade, international community development, a seniors residential care facility and a children’s summer camp and conference centre, as well as on local church boards.
David has been married to Joyce for 37 years and they now make their home on Mary Lake in Muskoka. They enjoy spending time with their daughter Shannon who lives with her husband Amani in Tanzania and their son Mark who lives in Chicago. David and Joyce are enthusiastic world travelers and David is an avid golfer and also enjoys many other outdoor activities in summer and winter.
Warren Thomson, FCPA, FCA
Warren Thomson is the Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of Manulife and Chairman of Manulife Asset Management. He is a member of Manulife’s Executive Committee. He is responsible for Manulife’s worldwide investment operations which manage, on behalf of the company’s general fund and external clients, assets of more than $680 billion (June 30, 2016, Canadian dollars).
Prior to becoming Chief Investment Officer in 2009, Warren was responsible for managing Manulife Asset Management. In addition to being responsible for Manulife Asset Management’s fixed income and equity security management subsidiaries, he also had oversight of Manulife Real Estate, Declaration Management & Research, Hancock Timber Resource Group, Hancock Agricultural Investment Group, and NAL Resources.
Previously, Warren was responsible for overseeing the management of all U.S. fixed income portfolios, including public bonds, private debt and mortgages for John Hancock.
Warren rejoined Manulife as Senior Vice-President, Investments in 2001 after working in the investment banking business focusing on infrastructure financings and international assets. He previously worked for Manulife between 1987 and 1994 as Taxation Vice-President. Warren started his career in public accounting.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto.
Dean Randolph (Randy) Tivy, FCPA, FCA
Randy Tivy is a Partner at Collins Barrow Ottawa LLP, one of Canada’s largest associations of public accounting firms in Canada. With over 35 years of experience, Randy’s expertise and encouragement as a trusted business advisor empowers clients to be successful in their respective businesses. His experience also includes many forensic and special audits performed across Canada, Europe and Israel.
Randy has also contributed to his firm in many roles including Office Managing Partner, Finance Partner, Human Resources Partner, member of the local and regional management committees, and Director of the national firm.
With a significant interest in healthcare, education and the aboriginal community, Randy has provided hundreds of volunteer hours to oversee the development of financial policies, investment fund development and other fundraising initiatives. Through oversight and participation, Randy has helped raise millions of dollars for these initiatives in the Ottawa area.
Randy is currently serving on the Board of Directors of Hospice Care Ottawa and the Algonquin College Foundation.
Mark Wayland, FCPA, FCA
Mark Wayland leads the Canadian Private Audit practice at Deloitte and is a member of the Audit Executive Team. Prior to this, Mark led the Deloitte Canadian Audit Advisory practice. He has spent much of his over 20 year career specializing in providing services in connection with public offerings, M&A transactions, litigation support and the application of Canadian and U.S. accounting and regulatory requirements to public and private Canadian companies, across a variety of industries. He also spent a portion of his career working in the National Office and M&A practices in Deloitte’s U.S. firm.
Mark possesses a unique combination of very deep technical accounting and regulatory reporting skills, a sound business mindset, and an intense focus on relationship building with both his clients and his team.
He is an innovative leader and practice builder. He maintains deep relationships with his clients, ensuring he always understands the specific challenges that confront them and finds practical
solutions to address them and add value.
Mark is active in his community and has been a frequent speaker to a variety of audiences on complex accounting and reporting matters.
Mary Wilson Trider, FCPA, FCA
Mary Wilson Trider qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in Ottawa and subsequently worked for the firm in Scotland in the audit, training and small business departments. While overseas, she also worked for the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.
Shortly after returning to Canada, Mary embarked on a career in the hospital sector and spent a number of years in the Greater Toronto Area. She has been the President & CEO of Almonte General Hospital since 2010 and recently took on additional responsibility as President & CEO of Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital.
Throughout her career, Mary has been active on numerous industry committees at the Ontario Hospital Association and Ministry of Health and Long Term Care as well as locally. She currently cochairs the Champlain LHIN CEO Leadership Forum.
In addition to membership in CPA Ontario, Mary is a member of the Canadian College of Health Leaders and the American College of Healthcare Executives.
A proud graduate of Queen’s University, Mary serves on the University’s Board of Trustees and University Council. She is a founding member of the Board of Directors of Ontario 211 Services Corporation and a Past Chair of the United Way of York Region.