TORONTO, Sept. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - Shelley Brown is the new Chairman of the
Board of Directors for the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants
(CICA) and Len Boggio assumes the position of Vice-Chair.
Brown has been a member of CICA's Board for eight years and is a Partner
in Deloitte's Vancouver office. She becomes Chair as unification
efforts are taking place within Canada's accounting profession and
there is an ever-changing global environment.
"Both challenges and opportunities come with this new responsibility,"
explains Brown. "It is an honour to represent the CA profession at such
an exciting and pivotal time. The support of fellow board members,
CICA staff and others will be invaluable."
Prior to locating to Vancouver, Brown was the Office Managing Partner
for the Saskatchewan practice of Deloitte. In 2002, she was named one
of the top ten most influential women in Saskatchewan and in 2010 was
named one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada.
Brown was appointed a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants
of British Columbia (ICABC) in 2011, the Institute of Chartered
Accountants of Alberta in 2009 and the Institute of Chartered
Accountants of Saskatchewan in 2002. She is a native of Saskatchewan
and has a Bachelor of Commerce from the Edwards School of Business at
the University of Saskatchewan.
"It is a privilege to serve as Vice-Chair," stresses Boggio. "The
accounting landscape is changing in Canada with the unification
initiative and I look forward to working hard to meet our commitment to
protecting the public interest as the accounting profession evolves."
Boggio recently retired from public practice following a 30-year career
with PwC. He has been involved, as an audit partner and currently as a
corporate director, in the mining, energy and financial services
sectors, and is a past president of the ICABC. He was elected as a
Fellow with the ICABC in 2007.
Chartered Accountants (CAs) are Canada's most valued, internationally recognized profession of
leaders in senior management, advisory, financial, tax and assurance
roles. Through their integrity, expertise, and internationally
recognized qualification standards, Canada's 82,000 CAs sustain their
influence and leadership position both in Canada and globally. As
trusted business advisors to Canadian organizations of all sizes,
Canada's CAs foster confidence in Canadian business and contribute to
the health and sustainability of Canada's capital markets and economy.
The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) represents
Canada's CA profession both nationally and internationally. The CICA is
a founding member of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC)
and the Global Accounting Alliance (GAA).
SOURCE: Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants
For further information:
or to arrange an interview, contact:
Tobin Lambie, Manager, Media, CICA