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CPA Ontario Council

CPA Ontario Council Officers

Council Officers

Anita K. Ferrari

Anita K. Ferrari, FCPA, FCA, ICD.D

Anita K. Ferrari Professional Corporation, Oakville

Chair

Council Term ends 2021

Anita Ferrari has shared her expertise with Council as Finance Committee Chair and Finance & Audit Committee Chair. Anita recently retired from her role as a partner with Grant Thornton in Toronto, after holding a number of leadership roles including serving on the firm’s National Management Committee. She is currently a Director on a number of Boards. She obtained her Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto in 1983 and her Chartered Accountant designation in 1985. Her longstanding contribution to the profession through volunteer service was recognized in 2009 when Anita was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario.

Jean Desgagné, CPA, CA, ICD.D

Jean Desgagné, CPA, CA, ICD.D

Consultant & Corporate Director, Toronto

Vice-Chair

Council Term ends 2022

Jean is a seasoned C-suite executive and corporate director, having worked in large multinational financial institutions, exchanges and market infrastructures. He loves leading change and innovation by building, fixing and growing future-focused businesses and organizations. He is a current and past Board Member for regulated financial companies, industry associations, universities and not-for-profit organizations. He has held senior executive roles at TMX, TD Bank, BMO Bank of Montreal and UBS. He currently sits on the boards of CPA Ontario, CAA Club Group, CAA Insurance and Echelon Insurance. He chairs the Internal Audit Committee for the Province of Ontario (Technology Sector) and is Executive in Residence at the University of Ottawa. He is an advisor to a number of startups and is CEO of one.

Daniela Carcasole

Daniela Carcasole, CPA, CA

Ernst & Young LLP, Toronto

Secretary

Council Term ends 2021

Daniela served as Partner, Assurance Services, for five years, and her career has included leadership on complex and multifaceted client assignments across digital and innovation as well as power and utilities mandates. Daniela has also been the people leader of Toronto’s audit group at EY, and has spent extensive time recruiting candidates, and seeing them evolve throughout their careers. As Assurance Digital & Innovation Leader, her team is at the forefront of developing and testing new, next-generation audit tools which we believe will shape the industry in the years to come. This includes a lab run internally at EY to spur innovation and agile ways of servicing our clients.

Paulina Molnar

Paulina Molnar, CPA, CA

SVP Finance Controller & Risk Management, Rogers Communications, Toronto

Treasurer

Council Term ends 2021

Paulina is the Senior Vice President, Controller and Risk Management at Rogers Communications. Paulina has over 20 years of experience in the Telecommunications industry holding progressive Financial Controller and Business Support roles. An excellent leader and an outstanding CPA professional who supports career progression and education, she established and leads the CPA Training Office program and other internal Finance learning for Rogers Communications. Currently Paulina leads a group of 200 with responsibilities for all reporting, accounting, internal controls, revenue assurance, financial operations, risk management and systems such as ERP and Business Intelligence data analytics.

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