Chris Boland, CPA, CA, CMA
Chris Boland Professional Corporation, Ottawa
Chris Boland is Chief Financial Officer of Avivagen, a TSX.V listed entity, and the principal of a public practice firm, providing IFRS transition services, IFRS training, and consulting on the application of new IFRS Standards. Prior to establishing his public practice and CFO role, Chris was General Manager, Canada Post; CFO, Optiwave; Vice-President, Tax & Treasury, Eftia; Manager, Canadian Bank Note; Manager, Mitel; an Auditor with the Auditor General and Budget Analyst with the Treasury Board.
Roseline Brennan, CPA, CGA
Retired, St. Catharines
Roseline Brennan has a distinguished record of service in the arts community and accounting profession. As the controller and co-owner of the Niagara Conservatory of Music, she was instrumental in growing the Conservatory into the second-largest, single-location music school in Ontario, and took a leadership role at the Ontario Music Teachers' Guild, where she served as secretary/treasurer for six years. A Chartered Director, Roseline served at the local and provincial levels of her legacy body for more than two decades.
Georgina M. Daniels, FCPA, FCA
The District of Thunder Bay Social Services Administration Board, Thunder Bay
Georgina Daniels is the Director of Corporate Services at the TBDSSAB, which delivers vital social services to individuals and families living in the District of Thunder Bay. Her near 30-year career includes key financial roles in both the private and public sector, and a distinguished record of volunteer service in numerous local charities, causes and the accounting profession, including the CPA Ontario’s Thunder Bay Association. She was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario in 2013.
Jean Desgagne, CPA, CA
Global Solutions, Analytics & Insights Strategies, TMX Group, Toronto
Jean Desgagne is the President & CEO, Global Solutions, Analytics & Insights Strategies, TMX Group. Jean sits on four boards of directors, including those of Canada's two systemically important clearing houses, an OSFI-regulated trust company and a start-up. He is an advocate for changes in Ontario’s child welfare, mental health and criminal justice systems. Current and past volunteer board service includes the Dean’s Advisory Board at the Telfer School of Management, the Board of Governors of Junior Achievement of Central Ontario and the Adoption Council of Ontario.
Ian Jeffreys, CPA, CA
KPMG LLP, London
Ian Jeffreys is a Partner in Audit and Assurance at KPMG London, where, for more than 20 years, he has provided clients with audit and assurance services. He has significant experience in many industry segments, including not-for-profit, municipal, healthcare and manufacturing. Ian is active in his community as Chair of the Board at Huron University College, a board member at the London Chamber of Commerce and a community member of the Human Resources Committee at St. Joseph’s Health Care London.
Russell Jones, CPA, CA
Shopify Inc., Ottawa
Russell Jones is the Chief Financial Officer at Shopify and joined in March 2011. Prior to joining Shopify, Russ was based in Silicon Valley where he served both BDNA Corporation from 2009 to 2010 and Xambala Incorporated from 2007 to 2011 as their Chief Financial Officer. Russell has supported many worthy causes in the Ottawa region, including Breast Cancer Awareness, the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County, the Kidney Foundation and the Boys & Girls Club.
Bobby Kwon, CPA, CMA
George Weston Limited, Toronto
Bobby is Senior Vice President at George Weston Ltd. (GWL) overseeing the Executive Chairman’s Office. He provides advisory support to the Chairman on matters related to the Board, corporate strategy development, business performance management and other strategic initiatives. Bobby also was the acting Chief Innovation Officer for Weston Foods division. Prior to joining GWL, Bobby worked at Unilever in Canada, U.S., Netherlands, and U.K. in a number of senior finance and corporate positions, including CFO for the Canadian business and Chief of Staff to Group CEO in London. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of Rotman-Odgers Berndtson; and, in the past, on the Boards of Unilever Canada Inc. and GS1 (Retail Sector). He volunteers at Regent Park Community Centre and supports several Korean-Canadian community organizations.
Jennifer Diana Lee, CPA, CA
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, Toronto
Jennifer Diana Lee is Principal, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board. Prior to her role at OTPPB, Jennifer was an Associate for two years at Goldman Sachs in London, UK and began her career at Deloitte Private in Toronto. In addition to being a CPA, Jennifer is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst. She has Bachelor of Commerce and Global Professional Masters of Law degrees. In 2016 Jennifer was appointed Young CPA Representative on CPA Ontario’s Council for a two-year term and has also served on the Young CA Advisory Board.
Delna Madon, CPA, CA
Delna Madon is currently consulting to various firms on accounting, audit and litigation support matters. She previously served as a senior manager in the national accounting standards group of two international accounting firms. She obtained her honours bachelor of commerce degree in accounting from McGill University. Delna sits on various boards and is involved with various charities, raising funds and awareness for women’s shelters, heart and stroke, and cancer charities.
Stephen McCaughey, CPA, CMA
Deloitte Consulting Services, Toronto
Steve McCaughey is a Consulting Partner with Deloitte in Toronto. He is a leader in Deloitte’s Finance and Performance Management practice and leads Deloitte’s Finance Transformation practice. He joined Deloitte in 1994 and has extensive experience consulting to some of the largest organizations in North America. Steve is also a frequent speaker on transformation, digital finance and analytics. He holds both the MBA and Management Information Systems (MIS) degrees, the CFA designation and the ICD.D (Chartered Director) certification.
Catherine L. Russell, CPA, CA
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Toronto
Cathy Russell is Partner and National Human Capital Leader, Audit and Assurance Group, at PwC in Toronto, where she is responsible for all human capital strategy and initiatives for the Audit and Assurance Group in Canada, consisting of over 2,000 employees. She is also Chair of the Learning and Development Committee for the Audit and Assurance Group, National Audit and Assurance Leader for the firm’s “Women in Leadership” initiative, and a member of the Canadian Audit and Assurance Leadership Group.