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TORONTO, Dec. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - Canada's CFO of the Year™ program presents
its distinguished panel of business leaders from across the country
which will review nominations and select Canada's 2013 CFO of the Year™
After 10 years of service, Peter Dey, Chairman of Paradigm Capital Inc.,
will be stepping down as chair of this independent selection committee.
Canada's CFO of the Year™ program thanks Mr. Dey for his insights,
leadership and guidance during the past decade.
We are pleased to welcome Bruce Waterman, Executive Vice President -
International Development of Agrium Inc. and Canada's CFO of the Year™
for 2008, as the new chair of Canada's CFO of the Year™ Selection
Committee. Mr. Waterman will be joined on this committee by the
following notable names from the Canadian business community:
John Clappison, former Greater Toronto Area Managing Partner of PwC from 1990 - 2005
Colleen Johnston, Group Head, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, TD Bank Group and
Canada's CFO of the Year™ for 2012
Maureen Kempston Darkes, former Group Vice President, General Motors
Alice Laberge, former President and Chief Executive Officer, Fincentric Corporation
Brian MacNeill, former Chairman of the Board, Petro Canada
Claude Mongeau, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian National Railway
Hon. Brian V. Tobin, P.C., Senior Business Advisor, Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP
Now in its eleventh year, the award honours the quality, insight,
direction and leadership of Canada's senior financial leaders.
Nominations are currently being accepted at www.cfoy.ca, and will close on December 21, 2012. Presenting sponsors for the 2013
award are Financial Executives International Canada (FEI Canada), PwC
and Robert Half.
Candidates from any business sector may be nominated by CEOs, corporate
directors, financial analysts and other senior executives. The 2013
recipient of Canada's CFO of the Year Award will be honoured at a gala
dinner in May 2, 2013.
"We are honoured that these celebrated members of this country's
business establishment will be choosing Canada's next CFO of the
Year™," said Michael Conway, Chief Executive and National President of
FEI Canada. "I would like to welcome Bruce Waterman as selection
committee chair, and in particular, I would like to thank Peter Dey for
his generous contributions during the past 10 years. His insights have
been invaluable and are deeply appreciated."
Previous recipients of Canada's CFO of the Year Award include:
2012 - Colleen Johnston, Group Head Finance and Chief Financial Officer, TD Bank Group
2011 - Gordon Maron, Executive Vice President, (former Chief Financial Officer) PCL
Construction Holdings Ltd.
2010 - Richard Bird, Executive Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer & Corporate
Development, Enbridge Inc.
2010 - Cynthia Devine, Chief Financial Officer, Tim Hortons Inc.
2009 - David Garofalo, President and CEO, HudBay Minerals Inc. (former Chief Financial
Officer, Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd.)
2008 - Bruce Waterman, EVP, International Development (former Chief Financial Officer),
2007 - Marvin Romanow, former CEO and Chief Financial Officer, Nexen Inc.
2006 - Karen Maidment, former Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, BMO Financial Group
2005 - Claude Mongeau, President and CEO (former Chief Financial Officer), CN
2004 - Peter Rubenovitch, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of
Manulife Financial Group
2003 - Peter W. Currie, former Vice-Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of RBC Financial
"This year's CFO of the Year ™ Award will once again recognize an outstanding financial leader in
Canada," said Gino Scapillati, National Managing Partner, Markets at
PwC. "We look forward to another winner being added to this celebrated
list of award recipients."
Kathryn Bolt, President of Robert Half Canada, said "Recognizing the
value of the CFO as a key driver in enterprise performance has never
been more important. We feel privileged to contribute to a program that
celebrates the very best of Canada's financial leaders."
Canada's CFO of the Year™ Award 2013 is also sponsored by American
Express, the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA), Invest
NB, Lerners LLP and Sherrard Kuzz LLP. The media sponsor is The Globe
and Mail. Presentation technology for the gala dinner is provided by
AVW-TELAV Audio Visual Solutions.
For more information or to submit your nomination for the next Canada's
CFO of the Year™, please visit www.cfoy.ca.
About Financial Executives International Canada (FEI Canada)
FEI Canada is the all-industry professional membership association for
senior financial executives. With eleven chapters across Canada and
1,800 members, FEI Canada provides professional development, thought
leadership and advocacy services to its members. The association
membership, which consists of Chief Financial Officers, Audit Committee
Directors and senior executives in the Finance, Controller, Treasury
and Taxation functions, represents a significant number of Canada's
leading and most influential corporations. Further information can be
found at www.feicanada.org.
About PwC Canada
PwC Canada helps organizations and individuals create the value they're
looking for. More than 5,700 partners and staff in offices across the
country are committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax,
consulting and deals services. PwC Canada is a member of the PwC
network of firms with more than 180,000 people in 158 countries. Find
out more by visiting us at www.pwc.com/ca.
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partnership. All rights reserved.
PwC refers to the Canadian member firm, and may sometimes refer to the
PwC network. Each member firm is a separate legal entity. Please see www.pwc.com/structure for further details.
About Robert Half
Founded in 1948, Robert Half is the world's first and largest
specialized financial recruitment service and member of the S&P 500.
With over 350 locations worldwide including 21 in Canada, we have an
unparalleled track record helping companies hire highly skilled
accounting and finance professionals. From project consulting to
permanent recruitment to executive search solutions, we provide clients
with access to Canada's top talent. Robert Half again was named to
FORTUNE® magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" list, ranking #1 in our
industry in service quality and innovation. (March 21, 2011) For more
information, call (800) 474-4253 or visit www.roberthalf.ca.
SOURCE: PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers)
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