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.
Ronald Harvey, FCPA, FCGA
Investment Planning Counsel, Ottawa
Ron Harvey is Senior Financial Advisor and Branch Manager at an Investment Planning Counsel branch in Ottawa. A financial advisor for more than 20 years, Ron ensures his clients' best interests are paramount and branch activities are compliant with current regulations. He is a Chartered Director, Fellow of the Financial Planning Standards Council, and past Chair of its enforcement policy committee. A past chair of his legacy accounting body, Ron is a Fellow of the Certified General Accountants of Canada.
Active in his professional community Ron is the Past chair of the CGA Ontario Board and has previously chaired a number of their committees. He is a past chair of FPSC's Enforcement Policy Committee.
John Hsu, FCPA, FCMA
John Hsu is the retired Chief Operating Officer of University of Toronto Asset Management and the former head of Investment Risk Analytics at Manulife Financial. A Chartered Director, John is past Chair of his legacy professional accounting body, serves on the board of the Greater Toronto Scout Foundation, and is a past treasurer and finance committee chair of Scouts Canada Toronto. He holds an MBA and was elected a fellow of The Society of Management Accountants of Canada in 2007.
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.
Michel Lavigne, FCPA, FCA
Vaillancourt Lavigne & Associée LLP/s.r.l., Ottawa
Michel Lavigne is a partner and co-founder of Vaillancourt Lavigne & Associé in Ottawa and a part-time CFO at a number of small companies. An author, course leader and lecturer at universities and professional bodies, Michel has a distinguished record of professional and community service as a board and committee member at numerous not-for-profit institutions, most notably the Ottawa Hospital and the Canadian Cancer Society. He was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario in 2013.
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.
Debra J. Taylor, FCPA, FCGA
Debra J. Taylor Professional Corporation, Sarnia
Debra Taylor holds a distinguished record of business and community involvement in the Sarnia-Lambton Area. A Chartered Director, she served as a board member of the Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce, serving as Chair in 2011, and is a recipient of the Outstanding Business Achievement Award. Sarnia-Lambton’s 2008 Volunteer of the Year, she has provided volunteer services to numerous charities, not-for-profit organizations and the accounting profession. She was elected a Fellow of the Certified General Accountants of Canada in 2011.
Dave Vert, CPA, CA
University of Waterloo, Waterloo
Dave Vert is a lecturer and the CPA Ontario Leadership Fellow in the School of Accounting and Finance (SAF) at the University of Waterloo. The past program director for SAF's Master of Accounting graduate program, he joined the University of Waterloo as an adjunct faculty member in 2000 and left public practice to become a full-time faculty member in 2006. An active volunteer, he currently serves as Treasurer of Habitat for Humanity Wellington Dufferin Guelph as well as Torchlight Services.