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CPA Ontario Council

CPA Ontario Council Officers

Council Officers

Jean Desgagné, CPA, CA, ICD.D

Jean Desgagné, CPA, CA, ICD.D

Consultant & Corporate Director, Toronto


Council Term ends 2023

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.

Tony Pedari

Tony Pedari, FCPA, FCA

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Toronto


Council Term ends 2023

Tony has been at PwC Canada for over 30 years, advising organizations on technology risk management and controls, as well as complex risk and control issues including cybersecurity, cloud computing and automation. He currently leads PwC’s Third Party Trusted Services practice nationally and has been focused on expanding their assurance services, identifying new market opportunities for non-financial assurance with a focus on emerging technologies and digital services. Tony has been a long-serving member on two not-for-profit boards, Alzheimer’s Society of Toronto (AST) and Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR).

Daniela Carcasole

Daniela Carcasole, CPA, CA

Ernst & Young LLP, Toronto


Council Term ends 2024

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, ICD.D

Interim Chief Financial Officer, Rogers Communications, Toronto


Council Term ends 2024

Paulina is the Interim Chief Financial Officer at Rogers Communications. Paulina has over 26 years of experience in the Telecommunications industry holding progressive Financial Controller, Business Support and Risk Management roles. She is an excellent leader who is passionate about mentorship, supports career progression, and education. She established and leads the CPA Training Office program and other internal Finance learning for Rogers Communications. Paulina is also a highly respected executive who values innovation, the power of data, analytics and technology to enable business decisions.